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Almost 65,000 kindergarten students will start at NSW public schools this week as a new syllabus that mandates the use of phonics when teaching pupils to read is rolled out in all classrooms. Read more....
Six Year 6 students selected from across 59 primary schools in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains recently competed in the Diocesan Voice of Youth Public Speaking Competition Grand Final on the 20th of September.
Feature on Richard Blissenden, Principal at St Mary's Primary School, Rydalmere.
Congratulations to our winners and all who entered the 2021/22 Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge (EDSRC), it has been an incredible competition this year with a large number of entries.
With NAPLAN returning this week for the first time since COVID-19, local schools are preparing to support students in the Nation-wide assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. For many schools, this is the first time that NAPLAN will be conducted online. Read more...
ABC News NSW focussed on three special sets of students for their back to school story, including the adorable Georgas triplets who were full of beans for their first day at St Mary's Primary Rydalmere. Watch the video...
Linguistic experts say the more a child goes to school, the more trouble they will have keeping their natural Australian accents.


St Mary’s Primary Rydalmere capped off a great year of learning with the news they are officially the World Record holders of the largest human image of a pencil! Read more...
Did you miss St Mary's Rydalmere with Sam Mac on Sunrise? Take a look at the replay here where students share some fun and interesting facts about their school principal, Mr Blissenden, who may or may not have a great Chewbacca impression!
CARE - Care Always, Respect Everyone is the school’s motto and the basis for the school’s Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) policy. In 2018, students of St Mary’s School Rydalmere with the help of their music teacher, Mrs Dennis, created a song about the motto. It also incorporates the school’s mascot, Captain Care, who is displayed on posters throughout the school and reminds children to 'Share, Care and Be Fair'. View the lyric video of the song.