Sporting Success With Five Grand Final Wins For Catherine McAuley
07 Sep 2023
The Intermediate Teal Netball Team who were winners of both the PDSSSC competition and PDSSSC gala day.
Catherine McAuley has had much success over the past two seasons of the PDSSSC (Parramatta Diocesan Secondary Sports Council) Competition.
The school won the Senior Oztag grand final last term and this term the school has won the grand finals in Senior Netball, Intermediate Netball (Teal Team) and Junior Football. In addition the Intermediate Teal Netball Team won the PDSSSC Netball Gala Day.
The Senior Oztag Team played against St John Paul II Catholic College in their grand final match and secured a well deserved win with a final score of 10-3 in Season 1.
In Season 2 the Senior Netball Team competed against Marian Catholic College and claimed victory with a 28-20 win in their grand final match.
The Intermediate Netball Teal Team emerged victorious with a score of 31-16 against Gilroy Catholic College in their grand final. Additionally, at the PDSSSC Netball Gala Day the Intermediate Team remained undefeated and secured a close win against Caroline Chisholm College in the final.
The Junior Football Team had an impressive 3-0 win in their grand final match against Marian Catholic College in Season 2.
These achievements reflect the dedication and hard work put in by both the students and their coaches. Congratulations to all our winning teams!
PDSSSC Athletics Carnival
The school also congratulates all students who attended the PDSSSC Athletics Carnival on Monday, 28th August. All students performed exceptionally with several of them securing 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in their events.
Clara F., Year 8 broke a record at the carnival by running the 200m sprint in 26.18 seconds, surpassing the previous record of 26.87 seconds which was set back in 2017.
Students who secured 1st place in an event have progressed to the NSWCCC stage (Combined Catholic Colleges). The following students will compete at the upcoming NSWCCC Athletics Championships on Monday, 11th September: Clare F., Annisha R., Clare G. and Chelsey T. Congratulations to these students!
08 Sep 2023Apply for the 2024 Teacher Scholarship Program today. Applications close Monday, 9 October 2023!
27 Sep 2023
12 Year 9 students attended a Cyber Industry Day at the end of last term which was held in partnership with KPMG and the Department of Education. The day gave students the opportunity to work collaboratively with students from other schools to solve cyber problems. They participated in a cyber escape room, a robotics activity organised by UNSW students and an open source intelligence activity. Besides learning better ways to protect themselves online, the students also were able to hear from successful women in the cyber industry and learn what it is like to pursue a career in this area.
25 Sep 2023
The Catherine McAuley Library Ambassadors organised a ‘Big Book Give Away’ last week. 📚📚 Students and staff donated books they no longer wanted and students could then take their pick for some holiday reading. The Ambassadors set up a stall in Mercy Square at lunchtime and any left over primary student level books were given to Mother Teresa.
24 Sep 2023
Today marks the day in 1827 when Catherine McAuley opened the first House of Mercy on Lower Baggot Street in Dublin, Ireland. Mercy House was opened as a place to shelter and educate women and girls. From Dublin, Ireland to Westmead, Sydney we think of Catherine McAuley and her work today!
23 Sep 2023
YEAR 10 😀 Through song and story telling, Mr Chris Doyle, from Karis Ministries, led a wellbeing workshop for Year 10 students on Friday last week. Thank you to Year 10 Media Team students Kaitlin and Annie for taking these photos.
23 Sep 2023
Thank you to the Year 11 Hospitality students who served families, Year 12 students and staff at the Year 12 Graduation Mass this week. Our Hospitality students are always ready to serve with a smile. 😄
22 Sep 2023
END OF TERM 3! Wishing all students an enjoyable school holidays. 😀 The first two days of Term 4 are staff professional learning days so students return on Wednesday 11th October 2023.
22 Sep 2023
Congratulations Gabrielle, Jazmin, Rihana, Naydeen, Alyssa B, Mackenzie, Shanice, Patricia, Alana, Emma, Alyssa C, Isabella, Claudia, Katherine, Tania, Abigale, Lara, Temika and Irene who were accepted into The Australian Catholic University’s Step-up Program. During the school holidays they will commence their first unit of university study in either Business, Nursing and Midwifery, Sports and Exercise Science or Teaching. We wish these students all the best in these studies. 😀
22 Sep 2023
YEAR 12 AWARDS 👏👏 Congratulations to Sophia P. who is the recipient of The Catherine McAuley Award. This award is the school’s highest non-academic award and is presented to the student who has made an outstanding contribution to the life of the school. “We should be shining lamps, giving light to all around us” - these words of Venerable Catherine McAuley are clearly reflected in the way Sophia has spent her time at school. In her role as Leader of Hospitality, Sophia introduced initiatives to promote harmony among the students, ensuring that everyone was made to feel welcome and included. She provided a ‘light’ to the new Year 7 students, running lunchtime programs to help in their transition to secondary school. Working closely with the Leader of Culture, Sophia helped implement and regularly supervised Creative Corner - an initiative that provided a place and opportunity to relax, be creative and meet new friends. In the classroom Sophia’s diligence and strong determination to excel has yielded outstanding academic results. She constantly strives for personal excellence, whilst quietly assisting other students. She is always willing to take risks and challenges in her learning, confidently expressing her ideas whilst always listening respectfully to others. Sophia also volunteered to participate in a number of community leadership forums and inter-school events. Her participation in The Smith Family Reading Program shows her concern for the wider community. Sophia’s generosity and positive attitude have impressed staff and students alike. She is an outstanding role model ‘giving light’ to those around her, and is truly a worthy recipient of this prestigious award. Congratulations Sophia!
21 Sep 2023
Year 12 students were honoured at the Graduation Mass on Tuesday night. Each student was given a teacup (a symbol of the Venerable Catherine McAuley) which contained a candle which was then lit by each student’s Homeroom Teacher. The students formed a ‘Circle of Mercy’ to demonstrate the strength that comes from the formation of a circle and the call to live with the values of mercy at the forefront.