Mary MacKillop Feast Day celebrations
11 Aug 2014
Kindergarten students at Our Lady of the Rosary Primary performed the gathering song, A Cross of Stars
Events were held across the diocese of Parramatta on Friday 8 August in honour of the Feast Day of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.Canonised by Pope Benedict XVI on 17 October 2010, Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop’s Feast Day was marked with liturgies, family events and social justice fundraisers at a number of schools and the Catholic Education office.
Students, staff and families from St Mary MacKillop Primary School in South Penrith celebrated mass at St Nicholas of Myra to remember and acknowledge St Mary MacKillop’s important work.
Students travelled to St Nicholas of Myra Church to join the Feast Day Mass and were treated to hundreds of green and yellow helium balloons decorating their classrooms on their return. In the afternoon, students came together to make a coin trail with donations going to the St Mary MacKillop Institute in East Timor.
Our Lady of the Rosary Primary, St Marys was founded by Mary MacKillop and the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart in 1880. Students celebrated a moving liturgy to celebrate the inspirational life of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop. By bringing the letters written by Mary MacKillop to life, students were encouraged to learn from her example by working, learning together and caring for others particularly those in need.
Staff at the Catholic Education office, Parramatta gathered for a liturgy with Sr Rosie Drum MGL reading the letters of Mary MacKillop and leading a prayer asking for guidance and care for students, staff and school communities.
30 Nov 2022
Today we said thank you and farewell to Mr Ken Beardsley in a beautiful Mass of Thanksgiving. Ken has worked with Holy Family for nearly two decades. We wish Ken all the best with his retirement. It is very well deserved!
29 Nov 2022
Join us on a Virtual Exhibition showcasing the Stage 3 Pop Artworks from Term 3. Thank you to Ms Elisa Pettenon from CEDP and Mrs Rita Atileh for their support and guidance of of Stage Visual Arts Program.
28 Nov 2022
Just a reminder that tomorrow for wellbeing week students are invited to dress up as a maintenance man or woman. As students will be participating in some sporting activities throughout the day please ensure that appropriate footware is worn.
25 Nov 2022
Congratulations to Olivia Burke for being awarded the Auburn Review Citizenship Award last night. Citation: - Olivia is a diligent and respectful student who engages in all classroom activities, supports her peers and devotes her full attention to all that she faces. - She is an excellent model of our school’s values and expectations and strives for social justice within the school community. - Olivia is a wonderful role model to younger students as she possesses an understanding and patient nature which makes her a valuable peer to many at Holy Family. - She is happy and trusted to take responsibility for jobs she has been asked to do and carries them out in a mature manner.
22 Nov 2022
Last week Year 6 participated in our Mock High School experience. Students moved around the school with their school bags and completed lessons to prepare them for the transition to Year 7
22 Nov 2022
This year we farewell Mr Ken Beardsley. As we would like to farewell him as a whole school community we invite you to his farewell Mass on Wednesday November 30 @ 10am If you intend in attending the Mass, please return the attached note signed once your child brings it home.
22 Nov 2022
Around one hundred teachers, educators and leaders from throughout the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) have come together for a special TeachMeet event to share ideas and collaborate on how best to develop and implement a positive behaviour framework that can benefit every school community throughout the Diocese.
21 Nov 2022
This afternoon Year 4 and kindergarten joined together to learn about forces using the Lego Wedo kits! The students showed grit and teamwork to work together and make the pulley! They had such a great time being scientists!