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The changes coming to the new primary school curriculum this week

Almost 65,000 kindergarten students will start at NSW public schools this week as a new syllabus that mandates the use of phonics when teaching pupils to read is rolled out in all classrooms. Read more....

Voice of Youth celebrates 35 years of showcasing strong student voices

Six Year 6 students selected from across 59 primary schools in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains recently competed in the Diocesan Voice of Youth Public Speaking Competition Grand Final on the 20th of September.

Readers are winners

Congratulations to our winners and all who entered the 2021/22 Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge (EDSRC), it has been an incredible competition this year with a large number of entries.

In the Principal's Office #16 with Olimpia Pirovic

In this edition of our new video series 'In The Principal's Office', Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta Executive Director Greg Whitby interviews Olimpia Pirovic, Principal at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Wentworthville. Read more..

Local principals share NAPLAN tips

With NAPLAN returning this week for the first time since COVID-19, local schools are preparing to support students in the Nation-wide assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. For many schools, this is the first time that NAPLAN will be conducted online. Read more...

Learning supercharged thanks to epic school Comic-Con

Determined to ensure its students had an engaging end to their first full term of 2020 and didn’t miss out on traditional Book Week activities, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Wentworthville recently hosted an amazing two-week long Comic-Con event. Read more...

OLMC students dance their way back to school

This week we welcomed back our OLMC students after a period of online learning. This has been a significant week, as for many of the students they have been away from school for nearly 8 weeks! On Friday the 29th May OLMC celebrated with a special return event...

Western Sydney Catholic primary schools still offering vacation care

At this time of crisis, the Diocese of Parramatta’s network of early-years education and care services provides a vital service for families who continue to require childcare, in particular any family involved in providing essential services. During the Term One school holidays, vacation care services will begin on Tuesday 14 April and operate at 11 locations. Learn more...


OLMC celebrates Father's Day

It was wonderful to see so many happy faces and hugs shared on Friday the 30th of August as the community of Our Lady of Mount Carmel gathered to honour the fathers, grandfathers and father figures with a delicious breakfast and heart-warming mass. Father’s Day Breakfast was followed by a mass - where we were able to give thanks and reflect on being blessed with our special fathers. Read more...


OLMC celebrates Book Week 2019

On Monday the 19th of August we celebrated Book Week, and what a celebration it was! In the morning Kindergarten, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 5 students received a visit from the author Ursula Dubosarsky. Read more...