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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...
Students at one caring Emerton primary school just love coming to school...in the holidays! This is thanks to Jump Start, a free and super-fun school holiday program that’s back this Spring break. Read more...
Holy Family Primary School Emerton students recently worked together to celebrate the cultural heritage and diversity of their vibrant community by painting a ‘Welcome Mural’ with professional artist Margaret Lopez. Learn more...
Student helpers were all smiles when a very special truck pulled up at Holy Family Primary Emerton last week. There were lots of helping hands when it came time to unload over 100 food hampers to share with families in the local community.</p> <p>Many thanks to OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food rescue charity for these Family Food Relief Hampers and to the Jesuit Social Services 'Ignite Food Shop' onsite in Emerton, who also generously donated fresh fruit and vegetables to supplement supplies. This kindness will certainly ease the pressure on many families in the Mount Druitt area in these challenging times.

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There has been a lot of learning at home lately and for some students this has been a fairly easy transition. For those who see school as a safe haven, remote learning has not been so easy.

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Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta schools aim to support continued student learning as our community responds to COVID-19. Holy Family Primary Emerton in Mount Druitt has a new online learning platform that is not only educational, but also focuses on the wellbeing of its students. Read more...
Year 1 students recently had an exciting excursion to the Calmsley Hill City Farm. As part of the excursion, students learned about everything from how milk is processed to the importance of our farmers. Read more...
Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) teachers were given the chance to see how the Positive Behaviour Support for Learning (PBS4L) framework is making a difference at Holy Cross Primary Glenwood. The school hosted up to 120 CEDP teachers and staff along with the Executive Director Greg Whitby and Director of Learning Sue Walsh, as they shared their PBS4L journey so far. Read more...
During the last week of Term 2, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta schools took the opportunity to celebrate NAIDOC Week and take a deeper look at the 2019 theme for the annual event - Voice, Treaty and Truth. Read more...
As part of the project, students were given the opportunity to present their projects to their peers from other grades, parents and even special guest Willy Wonka. Read more...