Congratulations to the Parra Marist Subs Team Aquarius who were crowned State Champions in the Subs in Schools tournament. The Subs in Schools Tournament is the result of collaboration between Re-engineering Australia Foundation (REA), the Department of Defence and industry stakeholders including the Australian Submarine Corporation and Saab Australia.
Gifted St John XXIII Catholic College student Sebastian Sultana is being heralded as a future Olympian and Commonwealth Games star after he and a number of other Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta students produced amazing results at the NSW All Schools Championships recently.
Year 9 iSTEM class attended the Future Anything 'Big Ideas Challenge' at Western Sydney University and enjoyed a fast paced, innovative day of activities.
Twelve of our brightest young minds have just returned from the National Final of Subs in Schools held at St Peter’s College in Adelaide. The competition is run by Re-Engineering Australia, supported by the Department of Defence in a bid to build foundation STEM skills for our future workforce. Our attendance this year was only possible with the wonderful support of the Department of Industry and Innovation, and the Parramatta Marist Old Boys Union, who enabled us to win a grant to cover the vast majority of expenses involved.
On Sunday, 8 December, the PMH Brobotics team competed in the First Lego League National Championships - East at Macquarie University against 46 other teams. To reach the nationals, they placed second in the Regional Final, a result they genuinely hadn’t expected in their first attempt. In both rounds, the Brobots were faced with many challenges, with one of the biggest being their nerves. This was the first time competing at a National competition of any sort, and the energy in the air was electric. Despite the stress and anxiety, the boys performed very well in their Core Values, Innovation Project and Robot Design judging - with many judges commenting on their exemplary presentation skills.
Having competed in F1 in Schools for the first time in 2018, Parramatta Marist boys have adapted quickly to the rigours and high standards demanded at the Regional and State competitions. The strong results below reflect the obsession and dedication of our students. With ongoing evaluation and refinement, our boys have a opportunities to challenge for even higher accolades in the 2020/21 season and beyond. Results aside though, the rapid development of the knowledge and skills of these boys has been astounding. Congratulations to the entire 2019/20 Parramatta Marist Team for their contribution, laying the foundation for future success.
The 2019 National Final of Subs in Schools will be hosted by Adelaide's at St Peter's College between the 9th and 11th of December. Fortunately, Parramatta Marist Subs in Schools teams have been awarded a generous grant by the Department of Industry and Science, comprehensively funding materials, specialist resources, travel and accommodation for this event.
Year 9 English Incursion - Poetry in Action
Following the National Final of the Australian Space Design Competition, Nathan Khoury, Thomas Reid and four students from Catherine McAuley were invited to join Mr Chris Hersey and his team from Patrician Brothers Blacktown to tour America, and take part in the International Space Settlement Design Competition. In a rapid week, our boys will experience Time Square in New York, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC and Universal Studios in Florida, before the ISSDC competition begins at the Kennedy Space Centre.
Abergeldie Construction Site Visit by Year 11 Construction students from Parramatta Marist High School
On Wednesday 26th June, Year 11 Construction students visited the Abergeldie Construction site at the Schofields Pump Station. The program was thoroughly prepared by the General Manager of Abergeldie, Janelle Owens.