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St Francis of Assisi Primary 25th Anniversary

We celebrated St Francis Day and our 25th Anniversary.

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.

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.

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.

St Francis of Assisi speak up for people of Timor Leste

Year 5 students at St Francis of Assisi Primary, Glendenning recently created a video message for the Australian Government regarding the maritime border issue in Timor Leste.

CAPTIVATE Showcase tickets on sale

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

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.

Mother's Day Celebrations at St Francis of Assisi

We thank all our mothers

St Francis Students' Sports Achievements

Congratulations to all our talented sports competitors

Year 6 Camp by Sheryn

A story about Year 6 camp by Sheryn in 6S

Year 6 Camp by Vince

A story about Year 6 camp by Vince in 6S.

We're Celebrating World Toilet Day

Help Year 2 raise money for East Timor by telling a joke to celebrate World Toilet Day (being held at St Francis of Assisi in Week 8).

Video Invitation from Year 2 to Cafe Timor

St Francis of Assisi Year 2 students seek the help of their colleagues in Week 8 to raise money to fund clean drinking water in East Timor.

Catholic Schools Week Celebrations

On Monday the St Francis of Assisi Primary School Community celebrated Catholic Schools Week.

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.

Canteen ordering online

Parents can now order online for the school canteen.

Kindy Welcome BBQ

On Monday we had our Kindy Welcome BBQ

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.

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.

Pop up cafe to save lives

St Francis of Assisi Primary, Glendenning recently raised money for a village in East Timor.

Year 2's Pop Up Cafe to Save Lives

Our School Indulges and Generously supports East Timor

Year 5 Camp to Southern Cross Education Centre

Earlier this week Year 5 attended Southern Cross Education Centre overnight for some team building exercises.

Jump Up & Down 4 Kids

At midday on Friday 13 November 2015, primary and secondary schools from across the Diocese of Parramatta, as well as staff from the education office participated in the Jump Up & Down 4 Kids campaign to raise awareness against the detention of children.

Kindergarten 2016 Transition Program

Well done to our Kindergarten students for 2016 who have successfully completed their transition program.

Year 4 Excursion to Nan Tien Temple

On Tuesday 3rd November, Year 4 students from St Francis Primary went on an excursion to the Nan Tien Temple in Wollongong.

All Saints Day

The Feast of All Saints takes place on 1 November and St Francis of Assisi Primary students celebrated this through mass.

Senior Boys & Girls Soccer Team

Our senior boys and girls soccer team competed in the Wanderers Cup Final Day.

Diocesan Basketball Gala Day

St Francis of Assisi students compete in the Diocesan Basketball Gala Day.

Our St Francis Day Celebrations

On Thursday 17th September we celebrated our patron saint, St Francis of Assisi with a day of reflection and fun activities.

Sacramental Program 2015/2016 at Good Shepherd Parish Plumpton

Enrolment forms for the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion are now available. Enrol on 1 November at 10.30am.

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.

A Successful Infants Sports Carnival

Our Infants enjoyed lots of events at the Sports Carnival

This week - Celebration of the Feast of St Francis of Assisi

Our Celebration will be held at the school on 17th September from 10 am

Happy Father's Day

This Father's Day we spoke with the fathers of St Francis of Assisi Primary, Glendenning about the important role fathers play in the education of their children.

Reading Recovery teachers focus on improving students’ oral language

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

DIOCESAN ATHLETICS

Students from St Francis of Assisi Primary represented our zone at the Parramatta Diocesan Athletics Carnival.

Book Fair and Parade

Celebrating Book week and the book parade held at St Francis of Assisi

Wanderers Cup

Our talented Year 5 and 6 soccer team competed in the Wanderers Cup (Blacktown Region)

Voice of Youth Update

Voice of Youth achievements at the Cluster final

Parent Learning Forum

Reading forum held last week and next forum to be held on 31 August at 9.15am in the Library.

Battle of Lone Pine Liturgy

The 6th August marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Lone Pine

Grandparent's Day

Grandparent's Day celebration was held on Friday 31 July

Creative and Engaging Maths in Action at St Francis of Assisi

A successful Maths-a-thon which was fun and challenging for students

St Francis of Assisi Primary divides and conquers

St Francis of Assisi Primary, Glendenning successfully held their first Maths-a-thon on Friday 12 June.

St Francis of Assisi Minions - Sunrise Minions Makeover

This 1 minute film answers the Channel 7 Sunrise question "What can Minions do to improve your school?"

St Francis of Assisi Primary big winners at Kidzflicks Awards

On Monday 30 March, St Francis of Assisi Primary, Glendenning were announced the winners for “Best Directing” and “Best Film” with their film Hare Pylls v Wild at the Kidzflicks 2015 Movie awards night at Event Cinemas in Bondi.

St Francis of Assisi Primary big winners at Kidzflick Awards

We are very delighted to announce that we won awards for ‘Best Directing’ and ‘Best Film’ with the production Hare Pylls v Wild, an entertaining and amusing 'wildlife' documentary with tips for surviving school.

ANZAC Day 2015

On Monday we had a special assembly to remember those who sacrificed their lives for our nation.

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.

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.

New Principals welcomed in 2015

As the school year gets underway, we welcome a number of new Principals to schools across the Diocese of Parramatta.

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.

Best practice focus leads to improved Naplan results

For the seventh consecutive year, students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 sat the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (Naplan) in May. Results released in September identified many areas of improvement for students in the Diocese of Parramatta

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.

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.

Zone Athletics Carnival

Zone Athletics Carnival

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.

Terra Sancta College renamed to honour St John Paul II

To commemorate the Canonisation of Pope John Paul II and his connection to the Diocese of Parramatta, Bishop Anthony Fisher OP, has announced that Terra Sancta College will be renamed St John Paul II Catholic College, Nirimba and Schofields from the commencement of Term 3 this year.

Western Sydney Wanderers Cup 2014

Yr 5 and 6 Soccer Gala Day

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.