2022 McAuley Girls Do Amazing Things - Recent Student Achievements
02 Jun 2022
‘McAuley Girls Do Amazing Things’ as is evidenced by the numerous student achievements in a wide variety of areas over the past weeks.
Year 11 Student To Compete In North American Irish Dancing Championship
All the best to Sophie S., Year 11 who will travel to Montreal, Canada at the end of term to compete in the North American Irish Dancing Championship which will be held from 1st - 5th July. This is an elite competition for the best Irish dancers and attracts competitors from all around the world. Sophie will be competing in the Solo event for 16 Year Girls.
Sophie has been participating in Irish dancing for 9 years through the Halloran Dance School, Moorebank. She says she likes Irish dancing because of all the friends she has made from around Australia and she finds competing a fun experience. Sophie will travel with her mother to the competition and is looking forward to the experience of competing in an international competition.
Year 9 Student Competes In International Tennis Foundation Tournament In Malaysia
Well done to Chanel A., Year 9 who recently competed in the International Tennis Federation World Tennis Tour Juniors Tournament in Malaysia. Chanel made it through to Round 2 in what was a very high standard of competition. Chanel was chosen to compete at this level following her success in the Australian Clay Court Championship in Canberra over the recent school holidays. In this event Chanel placed 4th nationally. Congratulations Chanel!
Year 9 Student To Compete In NSW All School Swimming Championships
Congratulations to Elisha H., Year 9 who has been selected to compete in the NSW All School Swimming Championships to take place on Friday, 3rd June at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre. It is a significant achievement to compete in this competition given it brings together all the very best swimmers from all NSW School Sporting Associations. Good luck to Elisha!
Year 7 Student Enters Young Archie 2022 Competition
Well done to Year 7 student Shenaya N. for her participation in the Young Archie 2022 competition. This annual competition is run by the Art Gallery of NSW. Congratulations on entering this incredible competition.
Former School Principal Receives Order of Australia Medal At Government House
Not a student achievement but a very significant achievement for former Science Teacher and Catherine McAuley School Principal (1984 - 1987) Sr Barbara McDonough RSM who received her Order of Australia Medal at an Investiture Ceremony held at Government House in Sydney on Wednesday, 18th May. Sr Barbara was awarded in this year’s Australia Day Honours List for her services to the church and education. The ceremony was hosted by Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC.
Sr Barbara with Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC.
25 Nov 2022
Year 10 NINJAS 😀 Year 10 PASS students had their ‘ninja’ skills put to the test last week as they attended Ninja 101 in Prospect. The students attended as part of their Lifestyle, Leisure and Recreation Unit and participated in a variety of challenging obstacles including swinging monkey bars, balance beams, cargo nets and a series of difficult upper body challenges. A highlight of the course was the warped wall with students challenged to climb the 1.5m, 3.5m and 5m walls.
24 Nov 2022
AROUND THE CLASSROOMS ➡ Year 9 French students of Ms Nenchev have been practising conversational French. The students have been role playing how to buy a train ticket to Paris. Bon voyage girls!
24 Nov 2022
AROUND THE CLASSROOMS ➡ To finish their study on Shogunate Japan Year 8 History students of Mrs Nicolson dressed up last Thursday as Samurai. The students worked in groups to source their materials for the dress ups which were to replicate the features of Samurai armour. Shogunate Japan was within Mediaeval times and as part of their study students have learned about the range of groups in society, including the Samurai, a special class of warriors who are still well known today. Mrs Nicolson said that the students thoroughly enjoyed showing off their creativity and in the quiz afterwards the students were able to correctly name all the features and names of the armour. To finish up the lesson the Year 8 students practised the skill of origami folding, a traditional Japanese craft. Students were encouraged to make designs that could be passed onto their families or members of the community as a gesture of appreciation and gratitude.
24 Nov 2022
Year 8 Technology Mandatory students of Mr Lennon and Mr Cavill have been looking at force, energy and motion as part of their Engineering Unit in Technology Mandatory. The students were challenged to build a cardboard roller coaster which must have as a minimum a loop and a left and right turn.
24 Nov 2022
Earlier this month four Year 11 Student Leaders were invited by Student Leaders from Mercy Catholic College, Chatswood to attend an afternoon tea. Student Leaders from other Mercy schools in Sydney were also invited.
23 Nov 2022
Meet the Year 10 Newcombe Ball Champions! 🥳🥳 Year 10 students battled it out today at lunchtime for the title of ‘Newcombe Ball Champions’! Well done to all students who participated in the series of games which ended with the Year 10 grand final. Year 7 students will have their chance to compete on Friday.
23 Nov 2022
FUTURE ENTREPRENEURS 💡Last Thursday Year 7 students gathered together in the Morley Centre for the Future Anything Activate Program Grand Final. The top Year 7 teams pitched their product and solution to the wellbeing issue they were trying to solve. This year the students have been taking part in this program which has seen the students involved in lessons and activities designed to empower young people with the knowledge, skills, support, and partnerships to develop innovative ideas that solve problems. The top teams pitched their ideas to two judges from Anything Activate and the whole Year 7 Form.
22 Nov 2022
Congratulations to the Year 8 Newcombe Ball Champions! 😀 Last Friday the final of the Year 8 Newcombe Ball competition was held with three final rounds played before the grand final to determine the Year 8 Champions! Ms Pasion, Sports Coordinator, said all Year 8 teams showed great sportsmanship with the grand final a competitive and enjoyable game. The Years 9 - 11 teams will play their rounds during lunchtime over the next two weeks.
21 Nov 2022
Last night was the Parramatta Diocesan Rise Up! World Youth Day Celebration Mass held at St John XXIII Glenwood - Stanhope Gardens. ✝️ The celebration of youth and commissioning of youth and school leaders was attended by a number of McAuley students who were accompanied by Ms Refalo, Ms Grigson and Ms Banks.
19 Nov 2022
More Cupcakes!! 🧁🧁 This time it is Year 9 Food Technology students of Ms Maher who made and decorated cupcakes to reflect a theme they had chosen. Some of the themes chosen by the students included a baby shower, Christmas and Halloween. The students completed this work as part of their unit ‘Food, Service and Catering’.
18 Nov 2022
Our Science and PDHPE staff had a fantastic afternoon on Monday at the Western Sydney University The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development. Staff learnt about the research conducted by the Institute and potential learning collaboration opportunities for our students. Thank you to Celia Harris and Caroline Jones for hosting us - it is always great to connect with our Westmead neighbours!
17 Nov 2022
Around the Classrooms ➡ Year 10 Geography students of Miss Spelman were challenged to model some of the landforms along Australian coastlines which they have been learning about. The students used play dough to model the landforms as they mimicked the formation process.