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St Andrews Primary make it to first page of the Blacktown Advocate

If you get the Blacktown Advocate be sure to have a look at the front cover, some of our students are gracing it for an article on the Makerspace/knitting. The article about our school is on page 7. Read more...

Our Makerspace

Our school Makerspace is an area that allows for creativity and innovation to occur. In our Makerspace students have the chance to design, create, engineer, build and collaborate

St Andrews Day

St Andrews Primary School St Andrew's Day Celebration.

12 month anniversary of Pope Francis' Papal Encyclical Laudato Si

To commemorate the 12 month anniversary of Pope Francis' Papal Encyclical Laudato Si we asked our schools what they have been doing to care for the environment.

Year 1 picture book party

Year 1 enjoy great literacy in the library

Yr 5 rockets

Year 5 watch their rocket launch

Bishop Vincent Long installed as the fourth Bishop of Parramatta

Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains warmly welcomed Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv as the fourth Bishop of Parramatta on the evening of Thursday 16 June 2016 in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta.

Schools launch Cyberwise campaign

Launched on 15 June, Cyberwise is a learning and teaching resource for students, teachers and parents to encourage cybersafety in schools.

Cyberwise awareness for Primary students

Cyberwise awareness for Primary students.

Cyberwise - The making of

Four students from St Mark's Catholic College, Stanhope Gardens​ share their experiences in making the Cyberwise video.

Girls Soccer Gala Day

Stage 3 girls soccer gala day

2016 Federal Election message

2016 Federal Election message from the Executive Director of Schools Greg Whitby.

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta​ welcomes Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta​ welcomes Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen.

Kindergarten Easter hat parade

Kindergarten hop to the hall for an Easter hat parade

Stations of the Cross

Yr 5 role play Stations of the Cross

Catholic Schools Week 2016

St. Andrew's Primary celebrates Catholic Schools Week

Are you the leader of our next generation school?

St Luke’s Catholic College* will be opening at Marsden Park in 2017 and we are looking for a dynamic Principal leader to establish a high performing Catholic learning community from pre to post school.

Catholic Schools Week 2016

I belong. You belong. We belong.

Catholic Schools Week 2016

Catholic Schools Week celebrations take place on Tuesday March 8, 2016

Kindergarten borrowing

Kinders have started borrowing

Everything’s Connected at 2016 System Leadership Day

Over 450 school and education office leaders in the Diocese of Parramatta gathered at Rosehill Gardens on Thursday 21 January 2016 for the annual system leadership day, prior to the commencement of the new school year.

More Reading Recovery teachers for our students

On Thursday 3 December 2015, the Reading Recovery Graduation ceremony was held at St Francis of Assisi Primary, Glendenning.

Year 5 assembly

Ever heard of a calligram?

Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge

Read over the holidays - win an ipad mini

Crunch and Sip

'Crunch and Sip' is a primary school program that gets children eating fruit and vegies and drinking water in the classroom.

Year 3 excursion

Sculptures by the Sea

K Blue & K Red Assembly

KB & KR rap their way through assembly

Great School Libraries – Have you been inspired?

Teacher librarians and school library professionals inspire students every day of the term…..we want to recognise these amazing school libraries and the important services they provide to our school communities.

Bathurst Goldfields 2015

Year 5 go in search of gold!

St Andrew's got talent 2015

Another great show of talent

Infants sports carnival 2015

A fantastic day of sporting fun

Reading Recovery teachers focus on improving students’ oral language

Reading Recovery teachers recently took part in a professional learning day.

Book Parade 2015

Fantastic parade of book characters

Skill-a-thon 2015

Skill-a-thon on the oval

2R and 2G Assembly

The story of Zacchaeus

Book Week

Next week at St. Andrew's primary we will celebrate book week with a Book Fair and a Book parade.

Farewell to Mr. Gawidziel

St Andrew's says goodbye to Mr Gawidziel

100 Days in Kindergarten

Kindy celebrates 100 days at school

KG & KY Assembly

Kindy Green & Yellow tell us about the story of Creation

Labor member for Blacktown visits St. Andrew's primary

John Robertson speaks to Year 5 students

3 R & 3 Y assembly (June 2015)

3 R & 3 Y explain their gifts and talents

Dance Fever 2015

Primary students in action at the Dance Fever competition

Planetarium

Yr 5 enjoy Planetarium visit

Yr 5 rockets

Space rockets blast off

1 Green & 1 Red assembly

Cute assembly

School market garden

St Andrew's children enjoy market gardening

Mother's Day Liturgy 2015

Kindergarten shares a beautiful liturgy with their mums for Mother's Day

Anzac Day Remembrance 2015

St Andrew's Primary students remember the Anzacs

Stop Work Action Suspended

The Stop Work Action for next Tuesday 28 April has been suspended. School will be on as normal.

Catholic Schools Week Video Competition Winners Announced

Congratulations to all entrants of the 2015 Catholic Schools Week NSW/ACT Video Competition - ‘What will your Catholic school of tomorrow look like?’. We are delighted to announce the winners in each division for this year’s competition.

Primary athletics carnival 2015

A fantastic day of sport

Catholic Schools Week 2015

Families visit St Andrew's Primary to celebrate Catholic Schools Week

Penrith Panthers prowl to St Andrew's

Penrith Panthers NRL players visit to promote a healthy well being

Commitment to Catholic school funding sought for the State election

In the lead up to the NSW election on 28 March, the Diocese of Parramatta continues to meet with both Labor and Coalition MPs and candidates to ensure that funding of Catholic schooling, particularly in Western Sydney, is a key commitment for the next State Government.

Catholic Schools Week celebrations

Catholic Schools Week is a celebration that brings together Catholic school communities across New South Wales, held 8-14 March 2015.

Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge - winners announced!

The Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge has had another successful year with over 620 students reading 10,000 books over the school holidays – that’s a new competition record!

Catholic schools called to renew and adapt at annual System Leadership Day

Over 450 school and education office leaders in the Diocese of Parramatta gathered at Rosehill Gardens on Thursday 22 January for the annual system leadership day prior to the commencement of the new school year.

Meet and Greet 2015

This year parents will nominate online what time they wish to meet their child's teacher in Week 6 for Meet and Greet. Click here to access your Meet and Greet timetable...

Students bring Christmas cheer to the community

For the fifth consecutive year, Stage 3 students from St Andrew’s Primary, Marayong have performed a Christmas concert for the residents and staff at the Holy Family Nursing Home in Quakers Hill.

Christmas Pageant 2014

Children celebrate Christmas using the symbols of Christmas.

Reader's Theatre

Children at St. Andrew's, Marayong visit the library to experience Reader's Theatre.

Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge is back!

Every year, the Executive Director of Schools, Greg Whitby, invites students all over the Diocese of Parramatta to participate in the Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Best practice focus leads to improved Naplan results

For the seventh consecutive year, students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 sat the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (Naplan) in May. Results released in September identified many areas of improvement for students in the Diocese of Parramatta

Farewell with faith, hope and love

The Mass of Thanksgiving to God on the Occasion of the Farewell of Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, Archbishop-elect of Sydney and Administrator of the Diocese of Parramatta, was held at St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta on Wednesday 5 November.

World Teachers Day Selfie Competition Winner!

Hundreds of students across the Diocese of Parramatta have honoured their teachers in celebration of World Teachers Day by taking a selfie with their favourite teacher.

Going Deeper at Principals Masterclass

The annual Prinicipals Masterclass was held on 13 and 14 August at the Rooty Hill RSL Club, giving school leaders a valuable opportunity to come together to share ideas and participate in professional learning.

Literacy Lessons improving student learning outcomes

Students are receiving more one-to-one instruction in literacy and comprehension thanks to a new Literacy Lessons (L2) program being trialled in 8 primary schools across the diocese.

Aaron Blabey visits St. Andrew's Primary, Marayong

Children's author, Aaron Blabey, spends a day at St. Andrew's Primary school, Marayong, sharing his well renowned picture books.

School staff encouraged to have a cuppa for students in need

In Term 3, school staff are invited to have a cuppa and donate to the Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund appeal.

Mary MacKillop Feast Day celebrations

Events were held across the diocese of Parramatta on Friday 8 August in honour of the Feast Day of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.

Terra Sancta College renamed to honour St John Paul II

To commemorate the Canonisation of Pope John Paul II and his connection to the Diocese of Parramatta, Bishop Anthony Fisher OP, has announced that Terra Sancta College will be renamed St John Paul II Catholic College, Nirimba and Schofields from the commencement of Term 3 this year.

Federal Budget 2014-15 No certainty on funding or direction

The Federal Government’s priority to cut the budget deficit will significantly reduce school funding in real terms and create greater uncertainty for schools says Executive Director of Schools, Greg Whitby

Buddy Reading

Buddy reading begins in the library

Catholic schools supporting faith@work

Throughout May, Catholic schools across the Diocese of Parramatta will be taking part in the Diocesan Works Fund (DWF) Appeal faith@work.

Congratulations to winners of the Executive Director s Summer Reading Challenge

Students from the Diocese of Parramatta have excelled in the Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge with over 8,000 books read during the summer. Over 500 students from Catholic schools across the Diocese of Parramatta entered the competition this year.

Catholic Schools Week

St. Andrew's celebrates Catholic Schools Week

Congratulations to all our schools who entered the Catholic schools week video competition

Over 70% of schools in the Diocese of Parramatta submitted entries in the Catholic Schools Week Video Competition 'what makes our Catholic Schools great?'

Primary Athletics Carnival 2014

What a fantastic day we had at the primary athletics carnival.

Lunch time in the library

The children at St. Andrew's enjoy visiting the library during lunch time.