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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…

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…

Youngsters show pollies the way

They're often accused of being childish but it didn't apply to the St John's Primary youngsters who visited State Parliament on a school excursion. Read more...

School Captains go to Parliament House

St John's School Captains Claudine Eckersley and Benjamin Arrowsmith ready to enter Parliament House.

Captivate shines during spectacular showcase performance

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta students had the opportunity to shine when the Captivate performing and creative arts program recently hosted its 10th Anniversary Showcase at Quaycentre, Sydney Olympic Park. Read more...

Book Week Treasure at St John's

Week 4 of Term 3 marked the beginning of our Book Week celebrations at St John’s. This year, the theme of Book Week is “Find your Treasure” with students being invited to use their imagination and make their stories come to life. Read more...

Numeracy team unravel the complexities of teaching Multiplicative Thinking

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta’s (CEDP) Numeracy Team highlighted their ability to think outside the box when they recently presented their pilot study about incorporating an alternative way of teaching multiplicative thinking at this year’s Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia’s Conference (MERGA). Read more...

Using play to develop oral literacy

St John’s Primary Riverstone, Early Stage One (Kindergarten) teachers are utilising imaginative play as a way to engage their students in oral literacy. Read more...

Stage One Experiments

This term, Stage One have been investigating mixtures in our science unit. We have enjoyed making predictions about what will happen when we mix certain things together but our favourite part is checking our predictions and conducting experiments!

‘Game on’ says Year 6

Year Six students at St John’s Primary, Riverstone have got lunchtime fun sorted. Whether it’s Scattegories, Connect4, UNO, Dominoes or Chess, all students (and teachers!) from Kindergarten to Year 6 are sure to find a game to enjoy each Thursday at the school. Read more...