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The changes coming to the new primary school curriculum this week

Almost 65,000 kindergarten students will start at NSW public schools this week as a new syllabus that mandates the use of phonics when teaching pupils to read is rolled out in all classrooms. Read more....

Voice of Youth celebrates 35 years of showcasing strong student voices

Six Year 6 students selected from across 59 primary schools in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains recently competed in the Diocesan Voice of Youth Public Speaking Competition Grand Final on the 20th of September.

Students dress up as pirates to raise money for brain cancer

School students have donned their finest pirate attire to show their support for four-year-old Demi Tsandis, who has been diagnosed with brain cancer. To help increase awareness about childhood brain cancer, students at Christ the King Primary School in North Rocks held a Pirate Day fundraiser.

Students LIFTED towards the Holy Spirit at LIFTED Jnr

The energy was high as more than 400 students from 24 schools across the Diocese of Parramatta attended LIFTED Live Jr at Wests HQ, Rooty Hill on Thursday 19 May.

Readers are winners

Congratulations to our winners and all who entered the 2021/22 Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge (EDSRC), it has been an incredible competition this year with a large number of entries.

Top tips from principals on homeschooling

With no end in sight for homeschooling we picked the brains of principals and school captains from across the Hills to get their top tips to making studying from home a success. Read more...

In the Principal's Office #15 with Tony Hughes

In this edition of our new video series 'In The Principal's Office', Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta Executive Director Greg Whitby interviews Tony Hughes, Principal at Christ the King Primary North Rocks. Read more...

Local principals share NAPLAN tips

With NAPLAN returning this week for the first time since COVID-19, local schools are preparing to support students in the Nation-wide assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. For many schools, this is the first time that NAPLAN will be conducted online. Read more...

Magical garden helping kids bloom

There’s a magical garden at Christ the King Primary North Rocks. Much more than simply producing a bountiful supply of fruit and vegetables, it’s nurturing community and inclusiveness while helping students’ social skills, teamwork and learning flourish. Read more...

Schools show support for Beirut

Six weeks on from the explosion that devastated the Lebanese capital, the resulting humanitarian crisis remains in the thoughts and prayers of the Catholic education community of Western Sydney. Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta students have also put their faith into action with fundraising efforts to support the people of Beirut at a school level. Read more...

 

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