Schools welcome leaders
07 Feb 2024
Michelle Yager is the new Principal at St Bernadette's Primary Dundas Valley.
School is officially back in session, with a whopping seven new principal's across the local area stepping into the role for the very first time this year.
Taking over the head role at St Bernadette's Primary Dundas Valley as new Principal is Michelle Yager. Excited to be a part of the local school, Yager said she is most looking forward to working together with students and staff to "Soar in 2024."
"I'm looking forward to getting to know a new community and how it operates different to other schools I've taught at," she told Parra News.
"It might sound a little gimmicky, but we've got a saying for the year, so we've called it 'together we'll soar in 2024' and we've had t-shirts made."
St Paul's Catholic College Greystanes has welcomed Rob Nastasi as its new Principal
Over in Greystanes, Rob Nastasi has joined secondary boys school St Paul's Catholic College as its new Principal.
"Ultimately it is not only about developing our young men while they journey here at St Paul's but ensuring a graduate who has strong values, is an independent and capable learner, is resilient, respectful, adaptable and ready for the ever changing world we live in," Nastasi said about becoming Principal.
Fiona Bylsma, Principal at St Monica's Primary in North Parramatta.
Having grown up and attended school in Parramatta, local Fiona Bylsma is eager to return to her roots as Principal at St Monica's Primary in North Parramatta.
"I feel very privileged to lead this vibrant learning community and continue to uphold the Mercy values of compassion, excellence, hospitality, dignity, stewardship and justice," she said.
St Margaret Mary's Primary Merrylands has welcomed Grace Carlo-Stella as its new Principal
St Margaret Mary's Primary Merrylands has welcomed Grace Carlo-Stella, who said she is thrilled to be serving as the leader for the local school.
The upcoming year holds the promise of fresh opportunities for growth, learning, and collaboration," Carlo-Stella said.
"It's my desire to nurture a learning environment that is positive and inclusive, ensuring every student feels both valued and empowered."
Our Lady Queen of Peace Primary Greystanes has welcomed Lisa Crampton as its new Principal
Also in Greystanes, Lisa Crampton said she feels blessed to join Our Lady Queen of Peace Primary Greystanes in the title role.
"My hope is that we continue to be learners and have high expectations of ourselves and those around us," she added.
Kathryn Newman, Principal of St Paul the Apostle Winston Hills
Formerly acting Principal, Kathryn Newman has now officially taken on the top job at St Paul the Apostle Primary Winston Hills.
"Together, in partnership with staff and parents, we will strive to provide a creative learning environment that ensures that the children develop as confident, independent, life-long learners," she said.
Rounding out the list of new local Principals is Tracy Hoey at St Michael's Primary Baulkham Hills.
01 Mar 2024Congratulations to all our students who competed today at the Hills Zone Swimming Carnival at Mt Druitt Swim Centre. We are so proud of each and every one of you & the way you represented our school with pride. You should’ve heard the cheers coming our area in the grandstand each and every time we had a St Paul’s competitor in a race!!! Thank you to Mrs Sargent, Mrs Thacker and Miss Paul for supporting our students today 🏊🏻♀️ 🥇 🌟
01 Mar 2024
Congratulations to all our students who competed today at the Hills Zone Swimming Carnival at Mt Druitt Swim Centre. We are so proud of each and every one of you & the way you represented our school with pride. You should’ve heard the cheers coming our area in the grandstand each and every time we had a St Paul’s competitor in a race!!! Thank you to Mrs Sargent, Mrs Thacker and Miss Paul for supporting our students today 🏊🏻♀️ 🥇 🌟
26 Feb 2024
Congratulations to our Mini Vinnies team for 2024! During assembly, the selected children were acknowledged as members by receiving a certificate and badge. The Mini Vinnies team then made a pledge in front of the school community. Throughout the year, the children will commit to meeting weekly, leading the school in prayer and helping with the organisation and running school charity events. Well done! 👏🏼
16 Feb 2024
PBS4L RECOGNITION ✨ Congratulations to the RED colour house as they were this week’s paw token tally winner! Children recieve paw tokens when they are showing the attributes of a Safe, Respectful, Learner out on the playground. Our red coloured house enjoyed some free play on the back paddock this afternoon, it’s lovely to see children from every grade enjoy some time playing together.
16 Feb 2024
In Year 5, each week we recognise students who have shown commitment and dedication towards their learning through displaying their work on our WOW Wall. Congratulations to these students who have achieved high expectations in their work! 📖✅
14 Feb 2024
Today we marked the beginning of Lent celebrating Mass and receiving Ashes. Dear God, Thank You that You are loving and forgiving. Help us to love people in the same way as You have loved us. Help us do generous things for others because we love You. Amen.
13 Feb 2024
Our Meet and Greet interviews are a great way for our families to share important information about their childrens’ learning with the 2024 teachers. At St. Paul’s, we work to ensure collaborative learning discussions facilitate optimal learning outcomes for children. We look forward to continuing these interviews tomorrow and meeting our Kindergarten families next week for their Meet and Greet interviews.
11 Feb 2024
On Friday, 9 February, the community of St Paul The Apostle had a Family Fun Night in the school grounds. The purpose was to get together to celebrate the start of the new school year and to welcome families who are new to the school community.