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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....
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.
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.
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...
Students at St Francis of Assisi Primary Glendenning are getting into gardening, creating a beautiful place to read and learn in the school playground. This fun new feature is the result of a project that saw Year 3 writing to Bunnings to seek support for the project. Read more...

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St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School in Glendenning is getting a new, modern look. A multi-storey building will replace current classrooms and should be completed by October 2021. Read more...

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The outstanding achievements of 34 students in sport were acknowledged late last year at the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta Primary Sports Awards night. Read more...

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Kindy had an exciting visit to Golden Ridge Farm last Thursday. As part of our Science unit, Living Things, we have been investigating the needs of farm animals and what farm animals can give us.
Science-a-thon for our Mad Scientists!
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...