On Monday 19th June Year 1 went on an excursion to Rouse Hill House and Farm. The children went back in time and experienced what life was like for a child in 1889.

They dressed up in their clothing, experienced what school was like in those times and the kinds of things they learnt. The children tried writing on slate boards and participated in a sewing class and a marching lesson. The children learnt the ways boys and girls greet each other and how ladies always go before gentlemen! After lunch the children had an opportunity to have a guided tour of the farm grounds. We explored Mr Rouse’s stables, potting shed, carts, greenhouse. The children also pumped water from the well, walked buckets of milk from the cow shed and fed the chickens common chores children in 1889 had to do daily.

We all had a great day and would like to thank the parents and teachers that joined us.


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  • 30 Oct 2022

    From Facebook
    Last Friday, our school community truly demonstrated how we can pull together to achieve amazing things. The students and teachers enjoyed a day of crazy socks, a sausage sizzle, zooper doopers and shooting goals. The students and teachers had so much fun, especially when the students were trying to shoot a goal against their teacher. We raised roughly $1,500 which will be donated to Catholic Mission to support families in Ethiopia facing malnutrition and food insecurity. These funds raised will help sustain and enrich the lives of vulnerable children who are in need of our support. Thank you to our community for working together to help those in need. “Together we can” do amazing things to answer God’s call to action.

    20 Sep 2022

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    Congratulations to Stephanie Attard for being elected as St John Paul II School Captain for 2023. It is great to see a former St Joseph's student fill the School Captain role.

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