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Chatterbox Live empowers Primary school students to speak up!

Year 5 and 6 students recently questioned Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta Executive Director Greg Whitby about some of the big issues in education. Homework, bullying and school shoes were hot topics when Holy Family Primary, Emerton hosted the second ever Chatterbox Live. Read more...

Primary school students put faith into action at LIFTED Live Jr

There was singing, dancing, screaming and sharing aplenty as 762 primary school students from Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains put their faith into action at the second LIFTED Live Jnr event. Read more...

School leaders embrace diversity and inclusion for 2019!

As students across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains continued their preparations for the beginning of the 2019 school year this week, more than 500 Principals and Leaders of Learning gathered at Rosehill Racecourse for Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta’s (CEDP) annual System Leaders’ Day. Read more...

Education Mass creates a ‘first’ for the Diocese of Parramatta

It was a first for Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta recently when the largest cross section of Western Sydney schools attended the annual Diocesan Education Mass at the Cathedral Church of St Patrick’s in Parramatta. Read more.

Count Us In!

On November 1 2018 all students from St Michael's participated in the nationwide Music 'Count Us In' event with over 700,000 other students across the nation. Read more...

Sensational Samba!

Samba rhythms emanated from our school hall during the first two weeks of this term. Drummer and Samba expert, Tom Harding led all students in exciting Brazilian drumming workshops. Read more...

Positive behaviour creates great learning!

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) school leaders and teachers were given a special opportunity to expand their knowledge of Positive Behaviour Support For Learning (PBS4L) when Dr Tim Lewis, Professor of Special Education at the University of Missouri, shared his research with them recently. Read more…

Little Kids, Big Feelings

The role of emotional intelligence in developing wellbeing is an important factor. During August, St Michael’s School Counsellor, Emilie Cangy, engaged 1Red and 1Yellow in a programme which aimed to improve emotional intelligence. Read more...

Year 6 Blue - Limericks

Limericks have been the focus for reading and writing in Year 6 Blue. Students were given many opportunities to share and read the poetry genre of limericks. They were then able to identify the criteria for writing a limerick. To be successful at writing limericks, the poet uses a specific rhyming pattern [a - a -b - b - a], the poem is humorous and tends to make sense from nonsense, often through the use of different figures of speech. Read and enjoy these limericks written by 6 Blue - Jest for fun!

Getting creative for Year of Youth

Through their participation in the Year of Youth Celebration Day, Year 5 students recently developed a deeper understanding of how important their role is as young people in our church and have been inspired to actively live their faith. Read more...

 

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