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Catholic Schools in Western Sydney are gearing up for an out of this world adventure as they head overseas these school holidays to compete in a space design competition at NASA Headquarters in the United States, forming the largest Australian contingent. Read more...
There have been some wonderful, exciting learning experiences happening in our English classrooms this term where students have continued to develop their critical and creative thinking skills as well as extend their literacy skills.
Recently, Year 11 student, Ayden Gebran, returned from his second Apple scholarship to the States to both share in his expertise and learn from others from around the world. The following is a brief account from Ayden on his experience.
66 student leaders from schools around the Diocese of Parramatta came together on Thursday, June 20 for a leadership forum to explore the future of the Catholic Church and the role that young people play as agents of change. Read more...
On Wednesday 27th Feb, our Year 12 Construction and Engineering students and some enthusiastic Year 10 students attended a presentation by the Civil Construction Federation. The boys also heard from a local employer, with the General Manager of a Civil Engineering business discussing employment opportunities and career paths.
Synopsis for Old Boy and former Olympic Gold medalist John Devitt to open the Book Nook in the Learning Centre
As part of the Australian Space Design Competition (ASDC), aimed at fostering student interest in space and engineering, 12 students were required to submit an extensive tender document for a settlement and research facility in space. This is one of the first instances that allowed PMHS and Catherine McAuley to combine forces in a national STEM competition. While collaboration is rarely easy, our collective skill sets helped us create a proposal which was teeming with innovation... and gave us the opportunity to Skype with NASA space engineers! Read more...
As teaching staff and students around the state enjoyed a much deserved break from school, many of the Parramatta Marist High School Year 12 students, together with their teachers, have spent the last 2 weeks at the school making every moment count revising for their HSC Exams. Read more...
On the 21st of September, Parramatta Marist High School competed at the Western Sydney Regional Final of F1 in Schools. The F1 in Schools competition is an engineering challenge, which asks students to abide by strict regulations while attempting to design and manufacture a balsa car to complete a 20m track in less than 1 second. Each team develops a brand, finds sponsors, and markets their engineered solution to compete for points and qualification to the next round. Read more...
As Year 11 students commence their HSC courses in Term 4, they will participate in a Flipped Classroom approach in all subjects across all Key Learning Areas (KLAs). The Flipped Classroom affords them the opportunity to engage with the content, activate prior knowledge and attempt to understand it prior to the next lesson. What the students do not understand is communicated to their teacher and this forms the basis of the upcoming lesson. Class time is therefore used primarily for application and not simply content delivery - and this is how the traditional classroom has been 'flipped'! A big question asked is ‘why’? Read more...

 

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