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CaSPA alumna debut single

CaSPA Sydney alumna Julia Ivory debut single, ‘To the Bone’, explores the under discussed topic of anorexia nervosa.

The song eloquently addresses the artist’s personal struggles over the past few years, and of “feeling locked in my own mind”.

“I found myself turning to my …

November 3, 2021|

HSC is music to their ears

They’re no strangers to the discipline and commitment it takes to succeed after singing in Australia’s oldest musical ensemble – St Mary’s Cathedral Choir – from age 10.

Meet the four St Mary’s Cathedral Choir Scholars who continue to strike the balance between their chosen …

October 26, 2021|

Getting ready to return to school

Held on COVID ‘Freedom Day’, Sydney Catholic Schools’ latest Family Forum focused on how Sydney Catholic schools are supporting our students’ transition back to school during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Titled The Road Back to Face-to-Face Learning, more than 2,000 people tuned in to Sydn …

October 15, 2021|

Register NOW: Term 4 Family Forum

As we begin transitioning back to the classroom this term, Sydney Catholic Schools is pleased to be shortly holding its next Family Forum, focusing on The Road Back to Face-to-Face Learning.

“We can’t wait to have our students back in the classroom, but we understand there wi …

September 28, 2021|

What every child needs right now

In National Child Protection Week, psychologist Sandra Reynolds discusses the changing face of ‘neighbourhood’ during COVID-19 and how to support your child’s wellbeing at this time.

This year’s National Child Protection Week (5-11 September) theme is: Every child, in every c …

September 9, 2021|

Afghan refugees Q&A, concert

Sydney Catholic Schools invites all our families, students and staff to come together online on Friday 10 September to ‘Raise Your Hands for Afghanistan’ and help promote awareness of Archbishop Anthony Fisher’s Afghan Refugee Appeal. 

“All too often we see tragic stories o …

September 7, 2021|

Draw your neighbourhood art project

Child friendly neighbourhoods portrayed through art were the focus of Sydney Catholic Schools’ 2021 National Child Protection Week art competition.

The art competition was organised by Sydney Catholic Schools’ Supervisor: Child Safety, Sandra Reynolds, to coincide with the …

September 7, 2021|

How you can help Sydney’s homeless

It warms our hearts to know the Sydney Catholic Schools family is once again pulling together to raise funds to help break the cycle of homelessness.

And this year, for the first time, dioceses from across all of NSW will be joining us in our quest to raise awareness and desperately needed fu …

Help stamp out chronic homelessness

Sydney Catholic Schools’ (SCS) campaign to help stamp out chronic homelessness has been expanded across NSW.

SCS’ inaugural FamilyWinterSleepout@Home helped raise a staggering $71,531 for the lay Catholic organisation, St Vincent de Paul Society, during the 2020 COVID-19 lock …

Saint Mary MacKillop Feast Day

Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) is celebrating the feast day of our favourite Josephite, Saint Mary MacKillop, on Sunday 8 August by revisiting lessons learned at a 2021 ‘Lunch and Learn’ dedicated to our only Aussie saint.

The May Lunch and Learn information session for SCS st …

Register NOW: Term 3 Family Forum

Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) is proud to announce that its second Family Forum will be focusing on student wellbeing and mental health.

“Based on feedback from our staff and parents during our first Parent Forum in Term 2 and subsequent Facebook Live COVID-19 Q&A session …

Watch NOW: Facebook COVID-19 Q&A

Sydney Catholic Schools is hosting COVID-19 Q&A Facebook Live sessions for Kindy to Year 2 parents and Year 12 parents and students tonight, on Friday 23 July.

Hosted by our Executive Director, Tony Farley, and our Chief of Staff, Dr Jacqueline Frost, the sessions will be …

St Joseph’s Rosebery new Principal

After a rigorous interview and selection process our Executive Director, Tony Farley, is pleased to announce – along with Father Paul Smithers, Parish Priest of the Parish of Sydney City South – the appointment of Bernard Ryan as Principal of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Rosebery. …

John Burland new song release

Singer-songwriter extraordinaire John Burland has unveiled a beautiful new song, titled Embrace Me Lord, penned during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown.

“At the time I was very much aware of the suffering and difficulties facing so many people around me,” said Mr Burland, Sydney Catholic …

Army Cadets inspire new generation

The revival of Holy Cross College’s Australian Army Cadet Unit after four decades has led to a flurry of interest from parents keen to give their sons leadership and adventuring experiences.

“The decision to re-raise the Holy Cross College Australian Army Cadet Unit has proven to be very popu …

Walk Safely to School Day 2021

Sydney Catholic Schools’ Road Safety Education Officer, Andrew Sortwell, invites parents to role model good pedestrian behaviour on Walk Safely to School Day 2021 – and every day.

Calling all primary school parents! Consider lacing up your sneakers and walking your child to s …

2021 MacKillop swim stars

More than 900 athletes converged on Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, including 169 from Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS), all vying for their place at the NSW Primary Schools Sport Association (NSW PSSA) Swimming Championships.

SCS dominated the 22 March day-long MacKillop S …

VIDEO: Trying is everything

More than 120 primary students gathered at Blakehurst, vying to represent the Sydney Archdiocesan rugby league team at the MacKillop trials in late April.

Some impressive tries, hard hitting tackles and skills were there for not only the selectors to see, but also parents w …

Support for Indigenous students

Meet the Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) alumna making a difference in Aboriginal students’ lives.

Jane Bridges, SCS’ Wellbeing Specialist: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, said she felt very proud to work for SCS in Aboriginal education.

A Ngunawal woman, fr …

VIDEO: The goal is excellence

The heavens threatened to open up all day at Marco Reserve, Panania, as our primary schoolers battled it out for a place in the Sydney Archdiocesan Soccer team that will attend the MacKillop trials.

More than 60 boys and just over 50 girls from six zones across the Sydney Archdiocese vied fi …

GALLERY: Life is better with goals

It was all systems go at Netball Central in Sydney Olympic Park as 60 primary students from six Sydney Archdiocesan zones competed to represent Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) at the netball MacKillop Trials.

Many goals and skills were on show to selectors and parents on Monday 15 March, as we …

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