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What We Offer

Students at St Nicholas learn and play in an attractive and safe environment.

A large grassed playing area, soft-fall and undercover area as well as a reflective garden are available for student use.

Our school has a well-equipped library and modern contemporary learning spaces. 2010 will see the completion of our school hall with multipurpose area, music room and outdoor learning areas.

At St Nicholas we have a specialist music teacher who offers a comprehensive music program to all students. Japanese is also taught. Children learn games and songs as well as the language and culture of Japan.

The children at St Nicholas have opportunities to represent our school by participating in swimming, cross country, athletics, soccer, netball, touch football, gymnastics, public speaking and choir.

Our school liturgical celebrations are enhanced by having our Parish Church onsite. Parishioners generously share their time by participating in our school reading program.

Catholic Identity

Prayer and liturgy are an integral part of school life at St Nicholas of Myra Primary. We celebrate throughout the year with prayer and Eucharistic liturgies. These include welcoming and end of year liturgies; Year 6 Graduation; feast day celebrations of St Nicholas and Blessed Mary MacKillop; family celebrations of Mothers Day, Fathers Day and Grandparents Day; class liturgical celebrations of Eucharist and Reconciliation, morning prayer at assemblies, Holy Week celebrations and weekly parish mass celebrations.

Classes take responsibility for prayer at assemblies and for daily prayer in their rooms. Priests of our parish visit classrooms in preparation for liturgies. The staff regularly meets together for prayer and reflection. 

Special assemblies are organised for the collection and distribution of food and monetary donations to local charities such as Penrith Kitchen and the St Vincent de Paul Society. Fundraisers are held in Mission Week to support the work of the Children's Mission and the school participates in the Caritas Project Compassion Appeal.

The parish Sacramental program is supported by the school program which is taught concurrently. The Religious Education coordinator distributes information regarding sacramental enrolment nights and facilitates a Sacramental group.  Each year the primary children celebrate Ash Wednesday at the parish liturgy.

The staff of St Nicholas of Myra Primary school joins with staff from the other parish primary school, Mary MacKillop Primary, to begin the school year with a Commissioning Mass celebrated in the church by our parish priest. This provides the staff with an opportunity to connect with colleagues from other schools and build community.

The parish and school freely share amenities and resources as needed to assist in parish/school activities.

Faith experiences are woven throughout the full life of the school and are realised within the Religious Education program, liturgy, prayer, reflection, religious symbolism, social justice activities and our values program. 

St Nicholas Day in December provides us with a great opportunity to celebrate our school and Christmas with our whole community.

 

 
   
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