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Over the past few weeks Year 5 have been working on their imaginative writing. The Year 3 teachers came to us, asking for some quality texts to go into their class writing. Year 5 came to the rescue and decided to write SUPERHERO stories. Read more...

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Year 5 have been engaging in a Learning Cycle for Religious Education called 'Why do bad things happen to good people?' Read more.....

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Congratulations to the following students who have been selected in the 2021 Parramatta Representative team for a variety of sports. Read more...

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St Mary Mackillop Cross Country 11th March 2021 On Thursday, the 11th March, students from K - 6 had the opportunity to participate and compete in our school cross country carnival. Each student should be proud of their efforts and achievements from the day. Whether students competed in the competitive race or ran for fun, each student showed house spirit and our school motto of a safe, respectful learner. Read more.....

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Last week our senior students were able to connect with our fantastic Catholic High Schools from around the district. It was an absolute pleasure to work with each of these school communities. Read more...

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Catholic Schools offer the unique opportunity to celebrate through prayer and worship. Catholic Schools Week is a special time in the year when we celebrate and give thanks for Catholic Schools, especially our own school St Mary MacKillop. It is a time to give thanks for the wonderful learning and teaching that takes place each day in every classroom. Click through to see a few snapshots of some of the wonderful learning that we have captured so far this year in each grade.

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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...
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...
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...
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…

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