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‘Mad scientists' of Year 5 learning that solids, liquids and gases all ‘matter’!

Year 5 have been doing some ’solid’ inquiry-based learning around solids, liquids and gases and recently presented their knowledge about the properties of solids, liquids and gases! Read more...

Opening School Mass

The school community joined together on Thursday 16th February 2017 to mark the beginning of the school year. During mass, each grade received a new class candle, blessed by Fr Peter, that will journey with their class as they progress through the years. Teachers new to St Mary's in 2017 were also welcomed and given their own candles to symbolise the role they now play in our community. Read more...

Catholic Schools Week 2016

During Catholic Schools Week St Mary's hosted a morning for parents seeking enrolment for their child in 2017. Parents were welcome to visit the Open Morning and tour the school. Watch our welcome video...

Commitment to Catholic school funding sought for the State election

In the lead up to the NSW election on 28 March, the Diocese of Parramatta continues to meet with both Labor and Coalition MPs and candidates to ensure that funding of Catholic schooling, particularly in Western Sydney, is a key commitment for the next State Government.

Catholic Schools Week celebrations

Catholic Schools Week is a celebration that brings together Catholic school communities across New South Wales, held 8-14 March 2015.

Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge - winners announced!

The Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge has had another successful year with over 620 students reading 10,000 books over the school holidays – that’s a new competition record!

Catholic schools called to renew and adapt at annual System Leadership Day

Over 450 school and education office leaders in the Diocese of Parramatta gathered at Rosehill Gardens on Thursday 22 January for the annual system leadership day prior to the commencement of the new school year.

St Mary's Primary Open Day

St Mary's Primary will be holding an Open Day for prospective parents on Monday 9th March 2015 between 9:30am - 10:45am. Tours of the school will be available.

Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge is back!

Every year, the Executive Director of Schools, Greg Whitby, invites students all over the Diocese of Parramatta to participate in the Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge.

St Mary’s student recognised with NAIDOC Medal of Excellence

Sienna Perovich from St Mary’s Primary in Rydalmere has been recognised as one of just 25 students across the country to receive the Prime Minister’s NAIDOC Medal of Excellence, for an art work she completed as part of the school’s NAIDOC Week studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

Going Deeper at Principals Masterclass

The annual Prinicipals Masterclass was held on 13 and 14 August at the Rooty Hill RSL Club, giving school leaders a valuable opportunity to come together to share ideas and participate in professional learning.

School staff encouraged to have a cuppa for students in need

In Term 3, school staff are invited to have a cuppa and donate to the Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund appeal.

Winter Woolies - St Vincent de Paul Appeal

On Thursday 26th June 2014, St Mary's Primary School hosted a “Winter Woollies” day to raise awareness for the plight of the homeless.

RE Review: Faith in the future of Catholic schooling

The findings and recommendations of the Review of Religious Education for Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta were presented to a forum of over 200 parish priests, principals and Religious Education coordinators on 5 June at Rosehill Gardens.

Catholic schools supporting faith@work

Throughout May, Catholic schools across the Diocese of Parramatta will be taking part in the Diocesan Works Fund (DWF) Appeal faith@work.

Congratulations to all our schools who entered the Catholic schools week video competition

Over 70% of schools in the Diocese of Parramatta submitted entries in the Catholic Schools Week Video Competition 'what makes our Catholic Schools great?'

Teacher learning community focuses on sustainability

Catholic school teachers and leaders from the Diocese of Parramatta, schools outside the diocese, and the NSW Department of Education met at the Aengus Kavanagh Centre on Wednesday 19 March to form a professional learning community (PLC) for sustainability.