Information about learning, extracurricular programs, student wellbeing, our faith journey and how our school works.
We support the social and emotional welfare of students and their families through effective strategies, recommendations, policies and procedures, guidelines and tools that enable healthy personal development in students and contributes to their academic success.
LEARNING AT ST CANICE'S
St Canice's is a place where curiosity, imagination and love of learning thrive through working together to provide the most effective, engaging and challenging learning experiences for students.
As part of a system of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta, we’re working together to transform learning for students in Greater Western Sydney. This means reimagining and refreshing learning and teaching for today’s world and today’s learners.
The purpose and promise of a Catholic education is to inspire each learner - student, teacher and family - to discover a meaningful and flourishing life.
OUR FAITH JOURNEY
The teaching of Religious Education is central to all schools in the Diocese who share in the mission of the Church to share the story and vision of Jesus Christ through a daily personal encounter with Him. This personal encounter is reflected in the school’s liturgical and prayer life, sacramental preparation, attendance at parish masses, visits by the parish priest, pastoral care programs, social justice initiatives, music and art.
BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Our co-curricular programs aim to further develop and inspire students' skills, talents interests and passions. From music and art, to public speaking and sport, we have a range of activities for our students to participate in.
Sport is a valued part of a school’s curriculum, contributing to the development of the whole child by providing a vehicle for social, physical, emotional and moral learning. Participation, enjoyment and skill development are the cornerstones of school sport. Representative pathways are also available through Parramatta Diocesan Primary and/or Secondary Schools Sports Council.
Student interest groups and specialist lessons
St Canice's offers a variety of learning experiences for students outside their classrooms, including lunchtime student interest groups. Current groups include finger knitting, coding and chess. Students also receive instruction from specialist teachers in music and visual arts.
Parents as partners
Strong partnerships between home, parish and school support students to grow in faith and learning. We recognise parents and carers as each student’s most influential, primary and essential educators.
After School Care
Ambrose School Aged Care, located on the school grounds, offers flexibility and convenience for parents. Specialist staff provide active, engaging and fun programs for children in years K-6. Care is available after school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.