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Happy journey from the Mountains to the Sea

Primary school students from the mountains to the beaches gathered together for a special project to raise awareness of the importance clean waterways across the breadth of Sydney. Read more…

Ensemble at Leura Garden Festival

Ensemble at Leura Garden Festival

SAS 2017 Collection

We require Lots and Lots of any sized plastic bottle tops/ lids and old toothbrushes

Mr Geerligs speaks about St Canice's.

Mr Geerligs speaks to us about this great school.

BBQ Fundraiser

Saturday 24th September

Enrolling Now

Families considering new enrolment at St Canice's for Kindergarten 2017 or other grade are invited to visit us on our Open morning

Sports Days

Milo Cricket and Basketball Gala Day

St Canice’s Olympic Day

St Canice’s Olympic Day

Open Morning

We are holding an Open Morning on Wednesday 24th August from 9.30 am till 10 am

Creative Arts Success

Six students from Caroline Chisholm College, Glenmore Park had their work nominated for ARTEXPRESS whilst completing Visual Arts during their Higher School Certificate (HSC).

Costa Georgiadis, John Dee and Justin Morrisey visit

Costa Georgiadis, John Dee and Justin Morrisey visit

Feast Day of Mary Aikenhead

The school celebrated the Feast Day of Mary Aikenhead, the Sister who founded the Sisters of Charity. Learn more...

Healthy Harold is coming to St Canice's

Healthy Harold will visiting from Monday 25th July till Wednesday 27th July

12 month anniversary of Pope Francis' Papal Encyclical Laudato Si

To commemorate the 12 month anniversary of Pope Francis' Papal Encyclical Laudato Si we asked our schools what they have been doing to care for the environment.

SAS Opening

The choir, String Ensemble and the Drama group performed at the opening of the SAS Exhibition

Snow day at School

The day started out with blue skies but as the day progressed a chilly wind brought with it some magical clouds that dusted our school with snow

Bishop Vincent Long installed as the fourth Bishop of Parramatta

Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains warmly welcomed Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv as the fourth Bishop of Parramatta on the evening of Thursday 16 June 2016 in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta.

Schools launch Cyberwise campaign

Launched on 15 June, Cyberwise is a learning and teaching resource for students, teachers and parents to encourage cybersafety in schools.

Cyberwise awareness for Primary students

Cyberwise awareness for Primary students.

Cyberwise - The making of

Four students from St Mark's Catholic College, Stanhope Gardens​ share their experiences in making the Cyberwise video.

Video Newsletter Week 7 Term 2

Our Media team present a summary of St Canice's News.

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta​ welcomes Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen

On 5 May 2016 His Holiness Pope Francis appointed the Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFMConv DD, as the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Parramatta.

Greenwood Opening

St Canice's String Ensemble play at Greenwood Opening

Fun Sock and Shoe Day

Supporting Miss Bennett on her pilgrimage to Poland

CAPTIVATE Showcase tickets on sale

The annual CAPTIVATE Showcase Season runs from 16-27 June. Tickets are on sale now.

Newsletter Term 2 Week 5 Video

Find out about what is happening at St Cancie's.

Fire Station Open Day

Katoomba Fire Station Open Day Saturday 21st May 10 am - 2pm

Mini Vinnies Colouring In Friday 20th May

Mini Vinnies Colouring In Competition

Fun Sock and Shoes Day

Wednesday 25th May

Newsletter Term 2 Week 3 Video

The Media team has created a video about the news at St Canice's over the past fortnight.

2016 Federal Election message

2016 Federal Election message from the Executive Director of Schools Greg Whitby.

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta​ welcomes Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta​ welcomes Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen.

Stage 3 Soccer Gala Day

St Canice’s at the Stage 3 Soccer Gala Day last Friday

Strike a String at St Canice's

Thank you for the opportunity of a musical experience at school

Mothers Day Stall

Mothers Day Stall

Scenic World Sculptures Excursion

Scenic World Sculptures Excursion

SAS

SAS Weaving

Sculptures at Scenic World

Sculptures at Scenic World

Greek Myth Readers Theatre

Stage 3 Greek Myth Readers Theatre

Student News Video Week 1 Term 2

What's happening at St Canice's - our Student News team finds out!

Student News Video - Term 1 Week 11

Watch student from Stage 3 present the news stories of this weeks newsletter.

Student News Video - Canberra Excursion March 2016

Listen to the Stage 3 students recount their excursion to Canberra.

Are you the leader of our next generation school?

St Luke’s Catholic College* will be opening at Marsden Park in 2017 and we are looking for a dynamic Principal leader to establish a high performing Catholic learning community from pre to post school.

Catholic Schools Week 2016

I belong. You belong. We belong.

Everything’s Connected at 2016 System Leadership Day

Over 450 school and education office leaders in the Diocese of Parramatta gathered at Rosehill Gardens on Thursday 21 January 2016 for the annual system leadership day, prior to the commencement of the new school year.

Principals’ Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

During November, Catholic School principals from the Diocese of Parramatta participated in a pilgrimage to places of spiritual significance in Jordan, Israel, Assisi and Rome.

Teacher Accreditation and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST)

The teacher accreditation landscape is changing as the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) continues to work on implementing the Teacher Accreditation Act.

More Reading Recovery teachers for our students

On Thursday 3 December 2015, the Reading Recovery Graduation ceremony was held at St Francis of Assisi Primary, Glendenning.

Principals' Overseas Pilgrimage

Since 2012, all Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta Principals have been offered the opportunity to participate in a 17 to 19 day pilgrimage.

Leading for Success at Principals’ Masterclass

The annual Principals’ Masterclass was held on 8 and 9 October 2015, at Rooty Hill RSL, giving school leaders a valuable opportunity to come together to share ideas and participate in professional learning.

Reading Recovery teachers focus on improving students’ oral language

Reading Recovery teachers recently took part in a professional learning day.

Archbishop of Vancouver challenges Catholic schools to be Church

Clergy, Principals and Religious Education Coordinators (RECs) from the Diocese of Parramatta gathered for the annual Priests, Principals and RECs Forum on Thursday 6 August at Rosehill Gardens.

St Canice's Primary, Katoomba Sculptures at Schools 2015

Students from St Canice’s Primary, Katoomba have been working hard to transform their school into a walk-through art gallery for Sculptures at School.

Stop Work Action Suspended

The Stop Work Action for next Tuesday 28 April has been suspended. School will be on as normal.

Catholic Schools Week Video Competition Winners Announced

Congratulations to all entrants of the 2015 Catholic Schools Week NSW/ACT Video Competition - ‘What will your Catholic school of tomorrow look like?’. We are delighted to announce the winners in each division for this year’s competition.

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.

School communities mark Ash Wednesday

Schools across the Diocese of Parramatta have observed Ash Wednesday today with liturgies and mass services marking the beginning of Lent.

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.

Students top the state in HSC courses

The HSC results has seen three students from our Catholic schools achieve first in the state for their subjects.

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.

Farewell with faith, hope and love

The Mass of Thanksgiving to God on the Occasion of the Farewell of Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, Archbishop-elect of Sydney and Administrator of the Diocese of Parramatta, was held at St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta on Wednesday 5 November.

World Teachers Day Selfie Competition Winner!

Hundreds of students across the Diocese of Parramatta have honoured their teachers in celebration of World Teachers Day by taking a selfie with their favourite teacher.

Sergio Rosato receives papal medal for bushfire bravery

St Thomas Aquinas Primary Principal, Sergio Rosato was awarded a Papal Medal for his exemplary courage in evacuating his entire school during life-threatening bushfires in October 2013.

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.

Literacy Lessons improving student learning outcomes

Students are receiving more one-to-one instruction in literacy and comprehension thanks to a new Literacy Lessons (L2) program being trialled in 8 primary schools across the diocese.

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.

Mary MacKillop Feast Day celebrations

Events were held across the diocese of Parramatta on Friday 8 August in honour of the Feast Day of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.

Captivate showcases talented students

Hundreds of students from 35 primary and secondary Catholic schools from across the Diocese showcased their creative talents in a series of music, dance and strings performances throughout June, culminating in the ‘Best Of’ performance on 23 June.

Mary Aikenhead Day

Mary Aikenhead Day

Sculptures at School

St Canice's Catholic Primary Katoomba Sculptures at School Kinder Year 1 and Year 2.

Mary Aikenhead Day

Mary Aikenhead Day was celebrated at St Canice's Catholic Primary School Katoomba yesterday

Sculptures at School

St Canice's Catholic Primary Katoomba Sculptures at School Year 3, Year 4 and Stage 3

St Canice’s Primary transformed into a walk-through art gallery

Students from St Canice’s Primary, Katoomba have been working hard to transform their school into a walk-through art gallery for Sculptures at School.

Winter Sleep Out

Mini Vinnies, Winter Sleep Out, St Canice's Catholic Primary School Katoomba

New enterprise Agreement for 2015 proposed for school staff

The proposed new Enterprise Agreement was sent to all Catholic school staff and the Independent Education Union (IEU) today, Monday 7 April to begin a process of consultation to consolidate a number of existing agreements into a single state-wide agreement which supports high quality contemporary teaching and learning.

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.

Pyjama Day

This Friday 13th June is Pyjama Day. Come dressed in your favourite pyjamas or onesie for a gold coin donation. All proceeds will be donated to the St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal

Sculptures at School

Sculptures at School. Come and enjoy the students talents from Monday 23rd June

Scenic World Sculpture Excursion 2014

Last week the whole school visited Scenic World to see the sculpture exhibition. Download photos from the day.

Sisters of Charity Celebration

On Saturday 3rd May, the St Canices Parish and School community had the opportunity to join the Sisters of Charity in a moving liturgy to celebrate the 175th Anniversary of their work in Australia.

Three cheers for students and teachers

St Columba’s Catholic College and St Thomas Aquinas Primary, Springwood was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from the Blue Mountains combined emergency services in recognition of assistance provided to emergency services through the evacuation of the school during the bushfire event on the 17 October 2013.

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 winners of the Executive Director s Summer Reading Challenge

Students from the Diocese of Parramatta have excelled in the Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge with over 8,000 books read during the summer. Over 500 students from Catholic schools across the Diocese of Parramatta entered the competition this year.

Applications for the 2014 Premier s Teacher Scholarships are now open

Educators are encouraged to apply for the 2014 NSW Premier's Teacher Scholarships, offering the opportunity to undertake a five-week study tour in one of the available scholarship categories.

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?'

St Canice’s students win a special visit from the ‘Bear Cat’

Students from St Canice's Primary, Katoomba have been recognised for their support of the anti-bullying message with a special visit from the NSW Police on 21 March.