2018 Year 8 Medieval Incursion
07 Jun 2018
A few weeks ago, Year 8 were lucky enough to experience a visit from a time traveller as we kicked off Term Two. As a part of their studies in medieval societies, the boys were ushered into the hall to find themselves back some 500 years to the era of jousting, sword battles and knights.
After listening to tales of life on the medieval farm, our boys were eager to try on the chainmail, handle the heft of the sword and explore what it was like to have to live as a peasant in the Dark Ages. Most boys unsurprisingly struggled with the weight of the armour that members of the King’s Army were required to wear. Not only were they seen struggling to put one foot in front of the other, but to then be required to lift a 20 kg sword and swing was too much to ask. How anyone survived is beyond us!
Other boys even took centre stage, acting out courtly romances and learning about the very strict rules of chivalry. We were particularly impressed with how quickly the students were able to understand the rules and regulations of the kingdom. Or perhaps they realise the consequences of misbehaviour meant some pretty gruesome punishments. Some students were taken prisoner and had their heads and hands inserted in the stocks. Thankfully, we had forgotten to supply the rotting cabbages to throw at them and had to let them go after a quick selfie!
All in all, the experience meant that we could bring their theory lessons alive for one day. Hopefully the Year 8 students are able to move on to their next topic with a real appreciation of how much has been achieved since. And also instil in them a curiosity to explore the era further in future studies.
31 Mar 2023
Congratulations to the Year 11 Mock Trial students who absolutely dominated and won the first round of Mock Trial against St Patrick’s College Strathfield. The boys fought hard for 4 hours and brought their A game. Miss Spirkoska and Miss Femia were blown away by their efforts. Well done to all involved.
30 Mar 2023
🌿🌊🍃 Last week Year 11 Biology and Investigating Science students visited Hunts Creek and Parramatta Lake to undertake fieldwork as part of their depth studies. The Biology students were investigating human impacts on the environment whilst the Investigating Science students were investigating the water quality of the catchment. Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese
23 Mar 2023
☕️🍶☕️ Year 12 VET Hospitality Food and Beverage students attended the Australian Barista School in Haymarket. They had a fantastic day developing their Barista skills and learning how to create coffee art. They will now receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment bearing the units of competency SITHFAB005 ‘Prepare and serve espresso coffee’ and SITXFSA001 ‘Use hygienic practices for food safety’ which will contribute to their Certificate II in Hospitality and HSC course. We are so proud of their efforts - Well done gentlemen! Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese Australian Barista School Sydney - CBD College - RTO No. 91399
21 Mar 2023
New teachers and leaders called to serve
Beginning teachers, new school principals and leaders gathered for a moving celebration at St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta as Bishop Vincent Long and Parish Priests blessed and welcomed Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese staff to their new roles.
16 Mar 2023
👷🏽♂️🧰🦺 The Yr 12 Construction class completed their ‘Concrete Pour Competency Task’ today. Congratulations to all the boys as they did a fantastic job! Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese
15 Mar 2023
Year 9 Visual Arts students like to recycle. Today they painted these great portraits in 1 lesson using discarded wood offcuts from our TAS department that so graciously allowed us to go through their bins and salvage some wood.🖌🎨✍️🖼
02 Mar 2023
As part of their PDHPE studies, year 9 students attended a 'SMASHED production' incursion where students had the opportunity to explore and reflect on vital underage drinking themes, including relationships, consent, health, safety, and career aspirations.
02 Mar 2023
Congratulations to Cooper, Mitchell and Riley who competed at the NSW All Schools Triathlon on Friday. They represented the College in a very proud way. 🏊♂️🏃🏻♂️🚴♂️
01 Mar 2023
Students have been busy composing and rehearsing a graphic percussion score for performance in class next week. 🥁🎼🎹🎸🎺
24 Feb 2023
Is your child in Year 7 or Year 10? Provide your consent for their routine school vaccinations online. In Year 7, students are offered vaccines for diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (dTpa) and human papillomavirus (HPV). In Year 10, students are offered the meningococcal ACWY vaccine. To provide online consent you will need: · The link provided by our school · Your Service NSW log-in details · Medicare card details for you and your child If you or your child do not have a Medicare card, consent can still be provided by requesting a paper-based consent form directly from our school. Need more information? Visit: health.nsw.gov.au/schoolvaccination