Having a whale of a time

St Canice’s Catholic School in Katoomba have become involved in the international Sculptural exhibition at Scenic World Katoomba and have put together a whale out of recyclable materials.  Principal Mark Geerligs said the school's aim was to draw attention to the plight of humpback whales and the devastation and loss of reefs and sea life through their own over consumption and disposal of plastics.

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Student super coaches right on target

Neighbouring Greystanes high school and primary school communities are collaborating in an exciting new sporting initiative in which the senior students coach the youngsters to boost their skill levels.

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Brother Patrick Howlett FMS honoured with Doctor of Education

Parramatta Marist High School Principal Brother Patrick Howlett FMS has been honoured with the award of a Doctor of Education by the University of Notre Dame Australia.

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'They should get three weeks for that'

A boy rushed up to the principal standing in the playground and sought her NRL referee-style intervention about his lunch-time touch football game. The boy made a compelling case that the NRL rules should apply on the school’s back oval. "It’s unfair Miss, they should get three weeks for that,” he said.

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Harmony Day: How the world should be

Schools all across the Parramatta Diocese joined in the Harmony Day festivities celebrating our wonderful diversity. Holy Family Primary (Granville East) Principal Yvette Baird said her school community was place where words such as hate and racism were replaced with respect and love. "Our students are showing how our world should be,” she said. 

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  • Having a whale of a time

    28/3/2017
    St Canice’s Catholic School in Katoomba have become involved in the international Sculptural exhibition at Scenic World Katoomba and have put together a whale out of recyclable materials.
  • Super coach students boost skills

    28/3/2017
    Neighbouring Greystanes high school and primary school communities are collaborating in an exciting new sporting initiative in which the senior students coach the youngsters to boost their skill levels.
  • Brother Patrick Howlett FMS honoured with Doctor of Education

    24/3/2017
    Parramatta Marist High School Principal Brother Patrick Howlett FMS has been honoured with the award of a Doctor of Education by the University of Notre Dame Australia.
  • Overheard: Funny moments in the playground

    24/3/2017
    A boy rushed up to the principal standing in the playground and sought her NRL referee-style intervention about his lunch-time touch football game. What he said was hilarious.
  • Everybody Belongs

    22/3/2017
    The St Clare’s Catholic High School community celebrated its cultural diversity as a community on 21st March 2017.
 
   
  
 
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