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.
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...
Draft New Curriculum for Religious Education to be shared with local families
Relieving Executive Director Christine Howe invites the community to learn more about how the Curriculum is about sharing our Catholic faith with children and young people in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains. Watch the video...
Cyber safety partnership making home learning safer
Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) is partnering with Family Zone to roll out cyber safety to support students with their home learning. Read more...
Holy Cross Glenwood a shining example when it comes to PBS4L!
Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) teachers were given the chance to see how the Positive Behaviour Support for Learning (PBS4L) framework is making a difference at Holy Cross Primary Glenwood. The school hosted up to 120 CEDP teachers and staff along with the Executive Director Greg Whitby and Director of Learning Sue Walsh, as they shared their PBS4L journey so far. Read more...
Year 6 Leadership Day
Students in Year 6 participated in a Leadership Day to build relationships and improve leadership skills.
Back to the 1800s in Year 5
Students in Year 5 were travelled back in time to experience the 1800s as part of their 'Entry Event' for their History unit, Australian Colonies.
Year 1 travels back in time
Year 1 travels back in time to learn about what life was like in the past.
100 Days of Kindergarten at OLA
Kindergarten celebrated 100 days of learning at Our Lady of the Angels, Rouse Hill.