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Open Day for New Enrolments for 2018

Prospective families looking to enrol in Kindergarten 2018 or 2019 are invited to tour our wonderful school and see how we learn and grow together with quality, up-to-date learning and teaching at St Bernadette's

Patrician Brothers College Blacktown visit St Bernadette's

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Book Week at St Bernadette's

Book Week at St Bernadette's

Community Support for Julian Cadman

Schools and members of the community support St Bernadette's Lalor Park

Statement regarding Julian Cadman

Today we received the very sad news that Julian Cadman, a Year 2 student here at St Bernadette’s, lost his life in the attack in Barcelona last Thursday evening. His mother Jumarie remains in a serious condition in a Barcelona hospital. Read more...

Enrolling Now for Kindergarten 2018

St Bernadette's invites all prospective families to our Open Day on Thursday 31st August 9:15am to 10:15am and 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Come along and tour our wonderful school, meet out Principal, Phillip Kapitanow, and staff and see learning in action. Learn more...

Early Stage 1 Farm Visit

Last Friday Early Stage 1 went to the farm and had a fantastic day.

St Mary of the Cross Feast Day

The children celebrated St Mary of the Cross Makillop's feast day on Friday 11th August 2017.

Student Leadership Wall

This week we established a new wall in the front office that acknowledges our Year Six Student Leaders.

Makerspace Update

The Stage 3 Makerspace Guides had their final training session on Monday 15 August and got to do some computer coding. They used a program called ‘Scratch’ to create a code for a little character or ‘sprite’.

Kindergarten Excursion to Golden Ridge Farm

On Friday 12 August, Kindergarten went to Golden Ridge Farm at Dural. All the students had lots of fun with Farmer Cameron, where they were able to pat and feed goats, lamas, alpacas and sheep.

12 month anniversary of Pope Francis' Papal Encyclical Laudato Si

To commemorate the 12 month anniversary of Pope Francis' Papal Encyclical Laudato Si we asked our schools what they have been doing to care for the environment.

Bishop Vincent Long installed as the fourth Bishop of Parramatta

Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains warmly welcomed Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv as the fourth Bishop of Parramatta on the evening of Thursday 16 June 2016 in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta.

Schools launch Cyberwise campaign

Launched on 15 June, Cyberwise is a learning and teaching resource for students, teachers and parents to encourage cybersafety in schools.

Cyberwise awareness for Primary students

Cyberwise awareness for Primary students.

Cyberwise - The making of

Four students from St Mark's Catholic College, Stanhope Gardens​ share their experiences in making the Cyberwise video.

St Bernadette’s students become ‘Radical Recyclers’

On Friday 20 May 2016, Stage 2 and 3 (Years 3 to 6) students from St Bernadette’s Primary, Lalor Park were treated to a special performance from the Eaton Gorge Theatre Company as part of their focus to raise awareness about environmental issues at a school level.

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta​ welcomes Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen

On 5 May 2016 His Holiness Pope Francis appointed the Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFMConv DD, as the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Parramatta.

CAPTIVATE Showcase tickets on sale

The annual CAPTIVATE Showcase Season runs from 16-27 June. Tickets are on sale now.

2016 Federal Election message

2016 Federal Election message from the Executive Director of Schools Greg Whitby.

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta​ welcomes Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta​ welcomes Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen.

46th Anniversary of Earth Day

St Bernadette's is recognised in Trees for the Earth

Project Compassion fundraising snapshot

On Monday 8 February 2016 the official launch of Caritas Australia’s 2016 Project Compassion appeal was held at the Catholic Learning Community of Blessed John the XXIII and St Mark’s Catholic College, Stanhope Gardens.

Refugee advocate Deng Adut gives Harmony Day presentation

This Harmony Day Deng Adut visited St Bernadette's Primary, Lalor Park to speak with students about the importance of education, equality and respect.

Are you the leader of our next generation school?

St Luke’s Catholic College* will be opening at Marsden Park in 2017 and we are looking for a dynamic Principal leader to establish a high performing Catholic learning community from pre to post school.

Catholic Schools Week 2016

I belong. You belong. We belong.

Everything’s Connected at 2016 System Leadership Day

Over 450 school and education office leaders in the Diocese of Parramatta gathered at Rosehill Gardens on Thursday 21 January 2016 for the annual system leadership day, prior to the commencement of the new school year.

Teacher Accreditation and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST)

The teacher accreditation landscape is changing as the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) continues to work on implementing the Teacher Accreditation Act.

More Reading Recovery teachers for our students

On Thursday 3 December 2015, the Reading Recovery Graduation ceremony was held at St Francis of Assisi Primary, Glendenning.

Mark Taylor MP visits St Bernadette's sensory garden

On 24 November 2015, Mark Taylor MP - Seven Hills visited St Bernadette's Primary, Lalor Park.

Leading for Success at Principals’ Masterclass

The annual Principals’ Masterclass was held on 8 and 9 October 2015, at Rooty Hill RSL, giving school leaders a valuable opportunity to come together to share ideas and participate in professional learning.

Reading Recovery teachers focus on improving students’ oral language

Reading Recovery teachers recently took part in a professional learning day.

St Bernadette's Primary follows Pope Francis' lead for National Tree Day

Tuesday 21 July, St Bernadette's Primary, Lalor Park celebrated National Tree Day by adding a new addition to their garden.

Stop Work Action Suspended

The Stop Work Action for next Tuesday 28 April has been suspended. School will be on as normal.

Catholic Schools Week Video Competition Winners Announced

Congratulations to all entrants of the 2015 Catholic Schools Week NSW/ACT Video Competition - ‘What will your Catholic school of tomorrow look like?’. We are delighted to announce the winners in each division for this year’s competition.

Commitment to Catholic school funding sought for the State election

In the lead up to the NSW election on 28 March, the Diocese of Parramatta continues to meet with both Labor and Coalition MPs and candidates to ensure that funding of Catholic schooling, particularly in Western Sydney, is a key commitment for the next State Government.

Enrolments for Kindergarten and Yrs 1 - 6

Enrolment packages can be obtained by calling in to the school office or contacting the school office on 9622 3535. Alternatively you can download our enrolment application form. Once it is completed please call in to the school office to submit your application. Learn more about enrolment...

Catholic Schools Week celebrations

Catholic Schools Week is a celebration that brings together Catholic school communities across New South Wales, held 8-14 March 2015.

Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge - winners announced!

The Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge has had another successful year with over 620 students reading 10,000 books over the school holidays – that’s a new competition record!

Catholic schools called to renew and adapt at annual System Leadership Day

Over 450 school and education office leaders in the Diocese of Parramatta gathered at Rosehill Gardens on Thursday 22 January for the annual system leadership day prior to the commencement of the new school year.

Students top the state in HSC courses

The HSC results has seen three students from our Catholic schools achieve first in the state for their subjects.

Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge is back!

Every year, the Executive Director of Schools, Greg Whitby, invites students all over the Diocese of Parramatta to participate in the Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Best practice focus leads to improved Naplan results

For the seventh consecutive year, students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 sat the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (Naplan) in May. Results released in September identified many areas of improvement for students in the Diocese of Parramatta

Farewell with faith, hope and love

The Mass of Thanksgiving to God on the Occasion of the Farewell of Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, Archbishop-elect of Sydney and Administrator of the Diocese of Parramatta, was held at St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta on Wednesday 5 November.

World Teachers Day Selfie Competition Winner!

Hundreds of students across the Diocese of Parramatta have honoured their teachers in celebration of World Teachers Day by taking a selfie with their favourite teacher.

Going Deeper at Principals Masterclass

The annual Prinicipals Masterclass was held on 13 and 14 August at the Rooty Hill RSL Club, giving school leaders a valuable opportunity to come together to share ideas and participate in professional learning.

Literacy Lessons improving student learning outcomes

Students are receiving more one-to-one instruction in literacy and comprehension thanks to a new Literacy Lessons (L2) program being trialled in 8 primary schools across the diocese.

School staff encouraged to have a cuppa for students in need

In Term 3, school staff are invited to have a cuppa and donate to the Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund appeal.

Mary MacKillop Feast Day celebrations

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.

Captivate showcases talented students

Hundreds of students from 35 primary and secondary Catholic schools from across the Diocese showcased their creative talents in a series of music, dance and strings performances throughout June, culminating in the ‘Best Of’ performance on 23 June.

Terra Sancta College renamed to honour St John Paul II

To commemorate the Canonisation of Pope John Paul II and his connection to the Diocese of Parramatta, Bishop Anthony Fisher OP, has announced that Terra Sancta College will be renamed St John Paul II Catholic College, Nirimba and Schofields from the commencement of Term 3 this year.

New enterprise Agreement for 2015 proposed for school staff

The proposed new Enterprise Agreement was sent to all Catholic school staff and the Independent Education Union (IEU) today, Monday 7 April to begin a process of consultation to consolidate a number of existing agreements into a single state-wide agreement which supports high quality contemporary teaching and learning.

RE Review: Faith in the future of Catholic schooling

The findings and recommendations of the Review of Religious Education for Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta were presented to a forum of over 200 parish priests, principals and Religious Education coordinators on 5 June at Rosehill Gardens.

St Bernadette’s students cook with Jamie Oliver

Students in Year 3 and 4 from St Bernadette's Primary, Lalor Park were lucky enough to participate in a cooking lesson with Jamie Oliver via video link as part of the celebrity chef’s Food Revolution Day.

Federal Budget 2014-15 No certainty on funding or direction

The Federal Government’s priority to cut the budget deficit will significantly reduce school funding in real terms and create greater uncertainty for schools says Executive Director of Schools, Greg Whitby

Executive Director calls for collaboration in proposed Enterprise Agreement

A report in a Sydney newspaper saying Catholic school teachers are considering strike action over a proposed Enterprise Agreement from Catholic employers is premature and does not do justice to the consultation process says Executive Director of Schools, Greg Whitby.

Catholic schools supporting faith@work

Throughout May, Catholic schools across the Diocese of Parramatta will be taking part in the Diocesan Works Fund (DWF) Appeal faith@work.

Congratulations to winners of the Executive Director s Summer Reading Challenge

Students from the Diocese of Parramatta have excelled in the Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge with over 8,000 books read during the summer. Over 500 students from Catholic schools across the Diocese of Parramatta entered the competition this year.

Applications for the 2014 Premier s Teacher Scholarships are now open

Educators are encouraged to apply for the 2014 NSW Premier's Teacher Scholarships, offering the opportunity to undertake a five-week study tour in one of the available scholarship categories.

Cultural diversity celebrated across the diocese on Harmony Day

Schools across the Diocese of Parramatta celebrated Harmony Day on 21 March. Harmony Day celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity reflected in this year's theme, ‘everyone belongs’.

Congratulations to all our schools who entered the Catholic schools week video competition

Over 70% of schools in the Diocese of Parramatta submitted entries in the Catholic Schools Week Video Competition 'what makes our Catholic Schools great?'

Teacher learning community focuses on sustainability

Catholic school teachers and leaders from the Diocese of Parramatta, schools outside the diocese, and the NSW Department of Education met at the Aengus Kavanagh Centre on Wednesday 19 March to form a professional learning community (PLC) for sustainability.

Opening School Mass

Opening School Mass and Leaders Photo in Galleries.