Year 11 Construction White Card Training

Year 11 Construction attended their White Card Induction Training for their Construction course. This course now enables the students to work on a construction worksite. Well done to the boys on their attentive behaviour and mature approach.

Business Management Work Placement Program - Year 11

A group of Year 11 VET Business & Financial Services students attended a fantastic business program conducted by AUSSIP from 4th April - 10th April 2019, as part of their workplacement. AUSSIP are the registered training organisation that co-ordinates our students work placement. The program, running for the first time, integrated various activities that exposed students to real businesses in the local Parramatta community. The students were engaged in learning about SWOT analysis, job interview techniques, grooming/presentation, communication skills, employment contracts, teamwork building, career pathways and real life problem solving of current business issues. The students were privileged to lead structured conversations with local business managers in the local area, to understand career pathways and business opportunities.

Ern Clift Public Speaking Competition

Well Done to Jack Melki in Year 9 who spoke at the annual Ern Clift Public Speaking Competition run by the Rotary Club of Parramatta. The topic for the evening was "Social media creates warped views of reality". It was a topic well spoken by all competitors which in the end were won by students from Northmead High. However, we can be very proud of Jack who spoke eloquently and with confidence and provided an entertaining speech in the Impromtu section.

Law & Order Forum 2019

Law & Order Forum 2019

Art - Veterans

In this project Homes for Heroes my group and I created a series of artworks that included the theme of a house. This project was very fun and exciting as we learnt new stuff every lesson. The fun varied from activities to pracs. Our idea was to add a house somewhere in our art. For example I added a cardboard house, Christian Dib also added a cardboard and Patrick Zakhour hand drew his house. In our artwork we added lots of tone, colour, shape and size. In my artwork I interpreted a sunset and a patch of grass. My group inspired me to use lots of colours and to mix colours. This project for me was more trial and error as I made a lot of mistakes but I have learnt from them.

F1 in Schools Teacher Challenge 2019

On Monday, 25 March, the F1 in Schools 2019/20 season was launched at Parramatta Marist in style. Mr Pauschmann (Principal) and Dr Bateman (Head of Maths and Science) raced their own aerodynamic masterpieces head to head down the 20 metre track, which ran down the middle of assembly. Dr Bateman’s “Flying Doctor” won the first heat, with an extremely fast reaction time. Despite this promising start, the doctor was ultimately undone by the green and gold blur of Mr Pauschmann’s “Mark One”, which took out the inaugural title with a lightning raw time of 1.206 seconds. Incredibly high standards have been set for our newly formed F1 teams to meet and exceed.

Sydney Academy of Chess Competition

On Wednesday 20th of March, MCS Chess students, participated in the Sydney Academy of Chess competition, held at Amity College, Prestons, NSW. Parramatta Marist entered 23 students into the Secondary division of this competition, competition. The competition commenced at 9:30AM, and proceeded to 2:00PM. Over the course of the entire tournament, Parramatta Marist competed against 8 different schools. The skills which were encapsulated within the essence of the tournament involved the ability to adapt to changing situations, pattern recognition, the creation of tactics and strategies.

Staff sharing their talent at the school

At Parramatta Marist, we are very fortunate to have some talented staff. Our STEM Coordinator, Mr John Phillips, is a trained architect, STEM and physics teacher as well as an artist and Archibald Prize Finalist. John has very kindly lent the school his painting of Wendy Whiteley which made the finals of the Archibald in 2008.

John Devitt visits PMH to launch his book and open our 'book nook'

On Monday, John Devitt officially opened the Book Nook in the Learning Centre. This idea was borne out of some keen readers in years 7 and 8 who wanted a quiet place to read and an area to encourage others to the do the same. Thanks John for doing the honours! Fortior Ito

Lifted Leadership

On Friday 21st February, 8 of our Year 12 leaders attended the Parramatta Diocese Lifted Leadership conference at Penrith Panthers. Catholic Youth Parramatta have identified the importance of leadership development as a key element of formation for our youth.