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What We Offer

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

Some highlights of our school include:

  • a large grassed playing area, soft-fall and undercover area
  • a reflective garden for student use
  • a well-equipped library
  • contemporary learning spaces
  • a school hall with multipurpose area, music room and outdoor learning areas
  • a specialist music teacher who offers a comprehensive music program
  • school liturgical celebrations enhanced by having our Parish Church onsite
  • parishioners who help with our school reading program
  • extensive opportunities to get involved and represent our school in a variety of sports, such as swimming, athletics, cross-country, soccer, touch football, netball, cricket, gymnastics, and general participation in sports clinics focussed on Australian rules football, rugby league, basketball and soccer
  • opportunities to represent our school in public speaking
  • specialised creative arts and performance activities, such as Choir, Dance Troupe and Flash Mob
  • an exciting St Nicholas Day held in December each year to bring together all members of our school community.

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
  • St Nicholas and Saint Mary MacKillop Feast Day celebrations
  • 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.

Social Justice & Outreach

Like St Nicholas of Myra did, our school cares for the poor and those in need. We do this through organising special assemblies 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 Australia Project Compassion Appeal in Lent each year.

Parish Sacramental Program

The parish Sacramental program is supported by the school Religious Education program, which is taught concurrently. The Religious Education Coordinator distributes information regarding Sacramental Enrolment Nights and facilitates a Sacramental group. 

Faith experiences are woven through 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. 

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