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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...

‘Pretty good’: After a sleepless night, Flynn wakes to six band sixes

The year 2020 has taught high school students to expect anything and survive disappointment. But it couldn’t curb Flynn Broom’s jitters the night before HSC results were released. Read more...

ACU Blacktown opens new information centre at 22 Main St

The centre this week marked its official opening at 22 Main St, Blacktown, the site of the university’s interim campus, which will welcome students from semester 1 next year.

ACU Brings More Than Courses to Blacktown Community

The Blacktown community, and in particular its students, are set to benefit as a five-year journey to establish a local campus for the Australia Catholic University (ACU) is on track to culminate with the first students commencing in 2021. 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...

Principal’s lessons learnt from COVID-19

The emergence of COVID-19 has essentially forced school communities to rethink their respective learning ecosystem and academic care generally. The Principal of Patrician Brother's Blacktown argues that school leaders and teachers have been challenged to think about their contemporary definition of “normal” and basically author a “new normal” of learning and school life. Read more...

Teachers deserve rockstar status

Teachers have adapted, innovated and transformed learning, so that students have meaningful learning experiences. Maintaining right relationships is always an important ingredient in learning and teaching, even if learning is done differently. Read more...

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...

Australian Space Design Competition

Patrician Brothers’ boys recently made it to the finals of the Australian Space Design Competition in Brisbane over the holidays. This is a yearly event industry-simulation event for high-school students in Australia it was a honour making it to the finals and was an exceptional learning opportunity. Read more...

Student Leaders Discuss the Future

66 student leaders from schools around the Diocese of Parramatta came together on Thursday, June 20 for a leadership forum to explore the future of the Catholic Church and the role that young people play as agents of change. Read more...

 

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