Term 4 PDSSSC Grand Final Update
06 Dec 2022
Intermediate Oztag Team
Week 7 was the final round of the Season 3 PDSSSC Thursday sport competitions and Catherine McAuley had an exciting season!
The Intermediate Basketball Team played St John Paul II and won by 2 points with a final score of 33-31. It was an exciting game that went into overtime and our students held themselves well right to the end. Our Cricket Teams 1 and 2 also played their last round and finished the season in 1st and 2nd place on the ladder!
Our Junior Basketball and Oztag Teams finished as runners up (Basketball vs St Pats Dundas and Oztag vs Gilroy). Coaches of both teams have expressed how these teams have shown phenomenal improvement and teamwork throughout the season - promising talent that will continue to grow over their next few years at McAuley.
Junior Oztag Team with Coach Brooke Robson
Oztag Coaches Mrs Ekde and Ms Robson have written the below about the Oztag season:
The final rounds of PDSSC Oztag brought a myriad of reasons for Ms Robson and Mrs Ekde to be so very proud of both the Intermediate and Junior Teams. The Junior Team played their grand final with enthusiasm, team spirit and skill. They used their training and playing time to learn new skills and grow in strength as a team. The grand final against Gilroy was played in a very sporting and respectful manner, with both teams displaying great passion and a love for the game. Unfortunately, we did not win the game, but we certainly showed great skill and grit against an amazingly talented Gilroy.
Although the Intermediate Team did not progress to their grand final, they also grew better with each game and they developed their ability to play as a team. In the semi-final and grand final rounds, they cheered the Juniors on with positive talk and support from the sidelines. In addition, a number of the Intermediate players gave their time to come to training and hone the skills of the Juniors! Ms Robson and Mrs Ekde felt very proud of this camaraderie and school spirit.
Junior Oztag Team
All in all, the coaches enjoyed every moment with these teams and are very proud of the growth they displayed in skill and team spirit!!
Congratulations to all teams this season and a special thank you to our supercoaches Mr Krajancic, Ms Papazoglou, Ms Robson, Mrs Ekde, Mr Taniane and Ms Cahill for their coaching and work with our teams this season.
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!