2022 Year 8 Update
03 Mar 2022
Year 8 students have thrown themselves into their learning activities for 2022 and are working together to build a sense of connection in their Year group.
Last year as Year 7 students they missed out on many of the usual school community events due to Covid so the students are looking forward to the chance to enhance their connections this year.
An example of some of the many learning activities which have taken place over the past few weeks for Year 8 are shown below.
Year 8 Technology Mandatory students in 8TECHG with Ms Hartman are learning about the process of seed germination. The students have repurposed empty milk bottles to create DIY mini greenhouses.“The milk bottle greenhouses are designed to keep our seedlings warm and safe from the elements”, say the students. The students are checking them every day to see if they have sprouted.
Year 8 PDHPE students in 8PDHPE5 with Ms Dae are completing a unit on gymnastics. Last week the students were devising creative ways to balance with and without a partner and this week they are soaring to new heights with their jumping.
Year 8 Visual Arts students are drawing mechanical creatures as they investigate the artistic practice of Australian artist Shaun Tan. Photos are from Ms Fernandes’ 8VAF class.
Year 8 English students of Ms Shipley have been looking at the well known poem ‘My Country’ by Dorothea Mackellar. Students are working in pairs or trios to create their own poem as they think about their own experiences within the Australian landscape.
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25 Jan 2023
More than 600 leaders from Catholic schools across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains gathered in Parramatta today to prepare for the school year. At the beginning of 2023, these schools became part of Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese (CSPD).
20 Dec 2022
Catherine McAuley Westmead wishes all our students, families and staff a very Merry Christmas and enjoyable break. 🎅🎄🎅 Staff return on Friday, 27th January 2023 Years 7 and 11 return on Tuesday, 31st January 2023 Years 8, 9, 10 and 12 return on Wednesday, 1st February 2023
20 Dec 2022
Olivia Payne might still be at school but this clever Year 10 student and young entrepreneur has been recognised for her ingenious business idea ‘Rolls Upon Rolls’, reaching the semi-finals at the recent National Future Anything competition.
18 Dec 2022
AROUND THE CLASSROOMS ➡ Years 7 and 8 students in Technology Mandatory and Year 9 students in Industrial Technology Engineering with Mrs Mani were using the Fusion 360 programme this year to create key tags. The students were able to use the 3D printers to print off their key tags. Great work! 😀
18 Dec 2022
AROUND THE CLASSROOMS ➡ Year 9 Japanese students of Mrs Reynolds participated in a fun in-class activity during the last week of school. The students looked at Japanese eating etiquette and learnt how to use chopsticks correctly. 🥢🥢🥢
17 Dec 2022
Catherine McAuley has had seven students placed in the Top 10 of the State for their subject; had 77% of courses studied above the State average; and has had one student awarded a NSW Premier’s Award for All-Round Excellence.
16 Dec 2022
JRS were very happy to receive the donated items from McAuley families which were dropped off by Mrs Nicolson yesterday afternoon. Thank you again to all families for their kind donations! ❤️
16 Dec 2022
Lovely to have many of the Year 12 students from the Class of 2022 return this morning for a morning tea with staff to celebrate their HSC results. Congratulations to all students! 🥰🥰
15 Dec 2022
AROUND THE CLASSROOMS ➡ Year 7 Technology Mandatory students of Mrs Hartman created tote bags this term. The students created bags based on the theme ‘Living Things’. Good work Year 7!