The changes coming to the new primary school curriculum this week
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....
Fun, love and understanding: the fruits of intergenerational connection
Fostering relationships between children and grandparents or other elderly people is crucially important for our society, says Pope Francis – a teaching that the youngsters attending the Ambrose School Age Care service at Our Lady of the Way (OLOW) in Emu Plains couldn’t agree with more.
Charity hits right notes
Last year country music artist Jason Owen started ‘Doin it for Rural Aussie Kids’, a charity to help children from rural communities in need. This year, to support the 2020 appeal, Jason has enlisted the help of three local Year 6 students to sing back-up with him on a very special song. Read more...
Our Lady of the Way school in Emu Plains has had to get creative with its community celebrations of Grandparents Day with the current COVID-19 restrictions. Read more...
Students to be proud of
'Uniqueness' celebrations aim to ensure fellow kids feel accepted at school. Senior students from Our Lady of the Way Primary School in Emu Plains have kickstarted a term-long Uniqueness Celebration. Read more...
Western Sydney schools plug into solar power!
Nineteen Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta schools have `switched on’ to free solar power and energy efficient LED lighting, under a program tipped to reduce carbon emissions of 2,442 tonnes each year across the schools. Read more...