With the summer school holidays coming to an end, many children are getting ready to head to school for the very first time. Whether it’s feeling proud or a little scared, dropping your child off at school for the first time is guaranteed to bring on a mixed-bag of emotions for every parent.
Almost 65,000 kindergarten students will start at NSW public schools this week as a new syllabus that mandates the use of phonics when teaching pupils to read is rolled out in all classrooms. Read more....
Nineteen Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta schools have `switched on’ to free solar power and energy efficient LED lighting, under a program tipped to reduce carbon emissions of 2,442 tonnes each year across the schools. Read more...
Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Vincent Long reflects on the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse