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2019 Term Dates

posted 28 Oct 2018, 14:48 by Maree Rooke   [ updated 2 Jul 2019, 14:47 by Anthony Weir ]

Term 2 - 29 April – 5 July      WINTER HOLIDAYS - 6 July – 21 July     Term 3 - 22 July – 27 September     SPRING HOLIDAYS - 28 September – 13 October     Term 4 14 October – 20 December     SUMMER HOLIDAYS - 21 December - 28th January 2020                    

World Maths Day Celebrations

posted 13 Aug 2017, 20:50 by Maree Rooke   [ updated 13 Mar 2019, 14:19 ]

                                                                                              
 What a fun day our World Maths Day celebration was!!!: We celebrated World Maths Day at St Declan’s on Monday the 11th of March. Each grade was involved in ‘The Race Around St Declan’s’ where students engaged, created and collaborated with one another. Students were  placed in teams where they were required to solve mathematical problems. From there they found  clue s to direct them to their next station. The winners of each category received a prize.



2019 Premier's Reading Challenge

posted 7 Oct 2014, 21:12 by Maree Rooke   [ updated 20 Feb 2019, 12:51 ]

The Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) is available for all interested students from K - 6.

The Premier's Reading Challenge(PRC) aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to enable them to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge for each student to read, to read more and to read more widely.

For more information access the link to the Premier's Reading Challenge

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School Vision

posted 17 Jun 2014, 20:55 by Maree Rooke   [ updated 20 Feb 2019, 12:55 ]

Learning Forever  Growing Together  Living Our Faith
Our vision guides all we do here at St Declan's  to help develop our students as learners, as people and as faith-filled followers of Jesus. We would like our vision to be 'lived' - to be recognised, known and understood by all members of our community. Over the coming year we will continue to introduce our vision to our students and work towards a shared understanding of how it can be enhanced within our school by students , staff and parents.

ENGAGE        CREATE      COLLABORATE

Road Safety @ School

posted 27 Mar 2014, 18:13 by maria.sabio@syd.catholic.edu.au   [ updated 5 Aug 2018, 16:26 by Maree Rooke ]

When crossing the road: 
Always use pedestrian crossings 
Wait for the walk signal.
 Pedestrian countdown timers show how many seconds you have left to finish crossing before oncoming vehicles will be given a green light. 
If you haven’t started to cross, the countdown timers can help you decide if it’s safe to do so  
At traffic lights, don’t enter the road if vehicles are moving through the crossing or if the red “Don’t walk” signal shows.






Well Being

posted 1 Mar 2014, 02:41 by Sean Brown   [ updated 13 Mar 2019, 14:21 by Maree Rooke ]

Term 1 our focus for well being is : People Bouncing Back from the "Bounce Back" unit be Toni Noble & Helen McGrath.

What can you do to help your child? •  Use the appropriate BOUNCE BACK! statement whenever you see the opportunity. •  Consider displaying the statements on the fridge or somewhere prominent so they serve as a useful prompt for your child (and the rest of the family!). •  Don’t over-protect your child from the normal challenges that all children have at different ages (e.g. walking to school, looking after their own things, packing their own lunch). Start by giving your child small age-appropriate challenges that require small responsibilities. Using small steps moves them towards becoming more independent and competent. Don’t do things for them without checking that they are capable of doing it for themselves. •  Encourage your child to talk about what’s troubling them and help them to find solutions. Encourage them to talk about how they are feeling and what they are thinking about the problem. Then help them to think about different solutions. •  Gently challenge self-defeating talk (e.g. I can’t do this, I’m hopeless, dumb, useless) and helpless behaviour (giving up easily, expecting others to do things for them). Suggest they use helpful thinking instead (e.g. I made a mistake but everyone makes mistakes). •  Don’t fight all your child’s battles. Children need to experience some difficult times so they learn how to bounce back. 









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