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Modern maths teaching method adds up to success

Master maths teacher Vikesh Gami has turned homework on its head to get good results in his classroom.

The changes coming to the new primary school curriculum this week

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....

Gaming and sport 'can stem maths exodus'

Gaming or sport should be used to teach maths to "capture the curiosity" of bored school students, an architect of the new national curriculum has advised.

St John XXIII Catholic College formal at CommBank Stadium

Students from St John XXIII Catholic College in Stanhope Gardens donned their finest to mark the end of a school year like no other. Read more...

Back to School after lockdowns

Catholic Learning Community of John XXIII Year 5 student Aria Shah called in to lend her thoughts on returning to school. Listen to the interview.

More time to prepare for HSC exams

HSC students will be given more time to work on their major projects and to prepare for exams to reduce the impact of the current COVID-19 lockdown. Read more...

HSC trial exams delayed by two weeks for more than 500 schools

Trial exams written by the CSSA - once known as the Catholic Secondary Schools Association - which are purchased and run by more than 500 Catholic, independent and public schools were due to begin on July 26 but have been delayed until August 9, system leaders were told late on Thursday. Read more...

Matthew's Song for COVID-19 Pandemic Heroes

Year 5 Student at St John XXIII Primary Stanhope Gardens, Matthew Dino, writes and performs a song dedicated to our COVID-19 Pandemic Heroes. Read more...

CEDP Director's bold view on Uni early entry

In a recent Sydney Morning Herald article Principals slammed universities' pre-HSC offers to students as 'an appalling practice'. But Greg Whitby, head of the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, said early offers were a practical way to relieve the pressure of exams. Read more...

Western Sydney schools plug into solar power!

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...