Whole School News

Introducing School TV


"It’s never been more challenging for parents to raise happy, healthy and resilient children. Like never before, parents need to be informed with clear, fact-based information on the many challenges faced by today’s youth. Topics such as youth anxiety, depression, self-harm, drug and alcohol use, cyberbullying and many others need clear explanation and guidance.


SchoolTV is a new ongoing resource that is now available to our parents. Each edition will address a major topic with expert interviews, fact sheets, parent quiz, recommended apps, books and much more. SchoolTV aggregates information from many great resources such as BeyondBlue and ReachOut, amongst others. SchoolTV provides a single stream of independent factual information that saves parents the time and confusion of searching online across multiple sites for information.

You can access SchoolTV here:  https://stphilomenasmoree.nsw.schooltv.me and the SchoolTV archive here:https://stphilomenasmoree.nsw.schooltv.me/category-latest-newsletter

Phil's Classroom


Have you visited Phil's Corner yet? There are optional craft activities and weekly ideas for physical challenges, or you can ' Turn the page' with Miss Bremner. Activities are just for fun and participation is open to all students. 


Jump online and check out Mr O'Donnell's exercise ideas, or Mr Ambrose's trick shot challenge. 

In the meantime, enjoy these entries in our "What Makes me Happy" photo challenge. Our winners are Sylvia Osborn with her dog Sunny, Matilda Madden happily gardening and Justin Nelson for his fabulous photo of himself and his lifelike Minecraft creation of Phil.

Many thanks to Mrs Powell for all her work in Phil's Corner. We're sure he can be very tricky to work with!



Centacare Support

The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented time for many of us, especially for our children. Being away from school and out of normal routine has brought many new challenges, and I am sure for most, stress! The Centacare New England North West School Counselling team would like to offer our support to parents at this time. 

The Catholic Schools Office Counselling Team Parent Newsletter has recently been released and covers useful information and tips on the following:

  • Talking to Children about COVID-19
  • Surviving Home Schooling!
  • Looking After Your Mental Health