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Almost 65,000 kindergarten students will start at NSW public schools this week as a new syllabus that mandates the use of phonics when teaching pupils to read is rolled out in all classrooms. Read more....
Six Year 6 students selected from across 59 primary schools in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains recently competed in the Diocesan Voice of Youth Public Speaking Competition Grand Final on the 20th of September.
Our Mini Vinnies members took on a Water Challenge in an initiative to promote social justice and raise money for charity. Our Mini Vinnies members were able to raise over $600! Read more...
Staff, students, and parents from St. Patrick's Blacktown gathered to remember all of those who fought for our country and those who still work in peacekeeping roles today.
This week, our Year 5 and 6 students embarked on a Great Aussie Bush Camp!
Congratulations to our winners and all who entered the 2021/22 Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge (EDSRC), it has been an incredible competition this year with a large number of entries.
The opportunity to make life or conditions better for learning is what helps Monica Fitzalan, principal of St Patrick’s Primary School in Blacktown, jump out of bed with a spring in her step.
The Blacktown Advocate asked its readers to name the local teacher who goes above and beyond, motivates and supports students to be the best they can be, but in the end a whole cohort of teachers was voted the area’s best.
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...