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ABC News Sydney: 100 Days of Lockdown

As Sydney passes 100 days of lockdown, ABC News reporters have been out speaking to Sydneysiders about what they're looking forward to most when lockdown is lifted. Read more...

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...

Schools positive approach to NAPLAN

NAPLAN returned this year following its cancellation in 2020 due to COVID-19. While the ongoing debate about the nation-wide assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 continues, schools in the Diocese of Parramatta have a positive approach to how they can use the insight gained from the tests to inform learning and teaching in the classroom. 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...

St Bernadette's focus on student wellbeing

St Bernadette’s Primary Castle Hill has put the spotlight on student wellbeing with a new program offering students weekly lessons to discuss staying mentally healthy and managing anxiety. Read more...

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St Bernadette’s expo makes travel possible again

COVID-19 restrictions haven’t stopped this group of students from exploring Australia! A Year 3 ‘Travel Expo’ at St Bernadette’s Castle Hill allowed students and teachers the opportunity to get out and about (virtually) and explore Australia’s states and territories during a time when even the prospect of domestic travel was non-existent. Read more...

Garden gurus get down to business

Plants, gardens, veggie patches, chickens - growing your own organic produce and learning about the environment and sustainability has never been so popular! Read more...

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It has been 100 days of schooling like no other for this year’s Kindergarten class of 2020!

As parents dropped their little ones off at ‘big school’ for the first time earlier this year after much excitement and anticipation, with their shiny shoes, oversized uniforms and the promise of learning and new friendships, no one could have predicted what was to come in those first 100 days of school. Read more...

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Learning looks different but our teachers commitment is stronger than ever

As schools and families prepare for another unprecedented term of schooling, teachers in Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta have been busy reviewing and planning their work to support learning opportunities at home and in the classroom. Read more...

Western Sydney Catholic primary schools still offering vacation care

At this time of crisis, the Diocese of Parramatta’s network of early-years education and care services provides a vital service for families who continue to require childcare, in particular any family involved in providing essential services. During the Term One school holidays, vacation care services will begin on Tuesday 14 April and operate at 11 locations. Learn more...

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