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2018 Junior Soccer Squad

The Junior (Year 7 to 9) Football girls represented the school with great skill, passion and determination. The physical stress of playing five 30-minute games was reflected in the number of girls that ended the day with various forms of injury – sprained ankles, split lips and many blisters. Read more ...

Congratulations 7E9 ICT

For the past few weeks year 7 ICT classes have participated in an international online typing competition run by the company EdAlive, designed to help up-skill our students for digital tests like NAPLAN Online, the coming digital HSC and the many and varied school, test and work scenarios facing them throughout the rest of their education and on into life. Read more …

RYPEN Camp

Last month three year 10 girls Sophia Vicic, Arielle Bergmann and Emma Giudice participated in the RYPEN camp. This is a program which focuses on personal growth and self-belief. The girls had an amazing time and have shared some thoughts about their experience. Read more …

MUNA 2018

Supported by Rotary, MUNA (Model United Nations Assembly) is a program which enables students to learn about the workings of the United Nations. Students are awarded a country and are required to debate a number of resolutions as delegates from that country. Read more ...

Shiarna Tarasenko represents Australia in Ice Hockey

Shiarna Tarasenko of Year 12 recently returned to school following her international ice hockey commitments, where she represented Australia at the Women’s World Championships in April. Read more ...

Elise Noble selected in NSW U18 Metropolitan Cricket Squad

Congratulations to Elise Noble of Year 11 on her selection in the NSW U18 Metropolitan Cricket Squad. Read more ...

Commemoration of First Reconciliation Ceremony

Commemoration of First Reconciliation Ceremony On the 3rd of May, six Year 9 students had the privilege of attending the Reconciliation Ceremony hosted by the Cumberland Council. This commemorative event marked the important moment in Australia’s history, when a group of Aboriginal women and a young free settler, facilitated a meeting between local Aboriginal leaders and British settlers. This meeting led to the end of the ongoing conflict in Parramatta and Prospect and was the first recorded act of reconciliation between the Darug Aboriginal people and British settlers in New South Wales. Read more ...

PDSSSC Cross Country

PDSSSC Cross Country Well done to all competitors at the 2018 PDSSSC Cross Country Championships. Congratulations to the following students for placing at the event. Each student is eligible to represent Parramatta Catholic Schools at the NSWCCC Cross Country Championships. Read more ...

Kids Lit Quiz Western Sydney Heat

40 teams,160 students from over 20 schools gathered together for the Western Sydney heat of The Kids Lit Quiz. This international competition, now in its 7th year in Australia is a wonderful celebration of reading.Question master Wayne Mills, questioned students on everything related to books including categories such as Christmas, Alias, Construction and Footwear! Read more ...

Easter Liturgy

To mark the Easter Triduum, as a school community Cerdon College gathered in the Assembly Area on Wednesday for our Easter liturgy. The Year 9 Drama class enacted various elements of the Passion of Christ which aided in providing a reverent atmosphere for the occasion. Read more ...

Visual Arts Excursion

On 7th March, Year 12 Visual Arts students and Mrs Odonga headed into the Art Gallery of NSW after school to see the 2017 ARTEXPRESS exhibition. The Art Gallery of NSW has an after hours program on Wednesday nights and we were keen to make use of this opportunity as an integral part of our Visual Arts studies. Upon arrival we were greeted with a collection of works from the previous Year 12 high achievers. Read more ...

Public Speaking

Public Speaking for 2018 was a great success for Cerdon College! We had nine girls representing the school in the first round of the competition at Mary Mackillop College, Wakeley. Our Public Speakers were Siena Mia Agius & Anastasia Maugeri (Year 7), Rebecca Georges & Shannel Rajeswaran (Year 8), Sarah Denniss & Charlie-Rose El Riachi (Year 9), Monica Chan & Perpetual Nkatiaa Boadu (Year 11) and Kiranpreet Kohli (Year 12). All students spoke well, with their intelligence and insightfulness shining through their speeches.Read more ...

School Cross Country

On Wednesday March 7, Cerdon College held its annual School Cross Country Carnival. Approximately 85 students took the opportunity to run the course set out at Merrylands Park. Despite some rain falling in the days leading up to the event, it turned out to be perfect conditions for running. Thank you to our Year 9 PASS students for assisting at the event, the event ran very smoothly with their assistance. Read more ...

Numeracy Evening

The Year 7 Numeracy Evening was held on Monday 19th February and proved to be a very informative night for the parents of those students who attended. Mental computations and EMU (Extending Mathematical Understanding) games and strategies were demonstrated and explained to the parents. They experienced first hand playing many of our favourite EMU games. Read more ...

Senior Ancient History Excursion

On Thursday, 8th March, Year 11 and 12 Ancient History students went on a combined excursion to the Nicholson Museum at Sydney University. Year 11 went on a tour of the museum, which contains a large number of ancient artefacts. They also had the opportunity to handle objects thousands of years old (with gloves on!) in the Education Room. Year 12 had a similar programme, however, their focus was on objects that highlight topics they are studying for their HSC, such as Pompeii and the Roman leader Augustus.

International Womens Day

On Wednesday the 7th March, we were offered the amazing opportunity to celebrate International Women’s Day at NSW Parliament House. We experienced this occasion with a diverse group of girls from around the state and were able to listen to guest speakers, go to the NSW legislative assembly to watch live debates, and converse with strong women who are members of Parliament, hearing the different experiences they have endured as women in Parliament. Read more ...

Open Day

On Tuesday 6 March, Cerdon College held its annual Open Day. We welcomed many members of the community who were able to visit and observe life at the College by participating in lots of special activities and events in key learning areas, together with a tour of the facilities, games and a BBQ. The College received a lot of positive feedback from parents of students and prospective parents and students who enjoyed their afternoon with us. Thank you to all staff, parents and students whose hard work and dedication made the afternoon a huge success.

LSA Recognises the Top HSC Legal Studies Students of 2017

On Tuesday 27th February, the Legal Studies Association hosted an event at the Rydges Hotel, Rosehill to honour and recognise the achievements of the Top 20 HSC Legal Studies Students from 2017. The students, their parents and teachers were invited to the event. Cerdon College student, Wenjing Qiao, was recognised for placing 3rd in the State for HSC Legal Studies. She was presented with a commemorative certificate and acknowledged for her outstanding achievement. Wenjing will be studying Commerce/Law at the University of Sydney. Cerdon College congratulates Wenjing on her academic achievement.

Student Leadership Conference

On Thursday 22nd February eight Year 12 students attended the Bishop of Parramatta's lifted live student leadership conference. Our students heard the desire of Bishop Vincent that the church be characterised as one of inclusivity. He further added that the issues faced by the Catholic Church today in the media could be viewed as a crisis, however, he noted that in some languages the translation of crisis can be understood as an opportunity in disguise. Read more ...

Opening School Mass

To formally commence the school year, as a whole school community, staff and students of Cerdon gathered at Our Lady of Victories Horsley Park to celebrate our opening school Mass. Once again we were fortunate to have Fr Peter Strohmayer of St Margaret Mary’s Merrylands celebrate this occasion that allowed us to complete a number of functions. Read more ...

The University of Wollongong STEM Camp for Girls 2018

When I was presented with the opportunity to travel to Wollongong for a STEM Camp, I realised it was an opportunity I could not pass on. On the 14th of January, I left Sydney to travel to Wollongong University to take part in this camp. At the camp I met like-minded women of my age. This STEM Camp at the University of Wollongong was for four days. At the camp, I quickly met a group of wonderful friends. It wasn't hard to meet new people as all the camp participants had the same goal as me: to become a young women inspired by opportunities available in the STEM industry. Read more ...

The National Youth Science Forum

Recently I took part in one of the greatest experiences in my life, the National Youth Science Forum at the University of Queensland. This 12-day program has been incredible, and I could not have asked for a better group of people to spend the 2 weeks with. Everyone on session, both NYSFers and Staffies, were so enthusiastic and passionate about STEM, and we went from being strangers to being best friends. Read more …

The Girls Programming Network at the University of Sydney

The Girls Programming Network at the University of Sydney. Congratulations to the students who participated in the Girls Programming Network workshop on Saturday 24th Feb at the University of Sydney . This program is run for girls by women who are passionate about computing, programming and engaging girls in these fields. The workshop focused on Markov Chains! Girls learned how to teach computers how to make mash-ups of favourite songs, short stories and even Shakespeare! As always, the day was a wonderful experience for the girls filled with lots of learning, lots of treats and lots of fun!

Women in Engineering Camp

Women in Engineering Camp 15th - 19th January 2018. The Women in Engineering Camp was a 5 day action packed experience involving a community of other young women who had a genuine interest in the field of engineering. Living on the Kensington Campus, we participated in many hands on design challenges, attended social events and explored a variety of careers involving engineering skills. Read more ...

Bridge Climb

On Chavion Day 2017, I was honoured to receive the Fourvière Award and alongside this the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb. On 3rd January 2018, I was able to experience this once in a lifetime climb with my brother and sister alongside me. It was a beautiful afternoon and the views from the top were priceless! There are over 1300 stairs on the climb and it symbolised the climb to Fourvière in France. Overall I had a wonderful experience and would love to do it again. Thank you to the staff at Cerdon for letting me undertake this magnificent climb.  Elise Noble Year 11

The Conoco Phillips Science Experience

The Conoco Phillips Science Experience. This summer holiday we, along with other Cerdon participants and mentors, we were privileged to attend the The Conoco Phillips Science Experience. It was quite an adventure waking up at 5 am each morning but it was completely worth it! As part of the program we became forensic investigators and were assigned a murder case to solve. Through the different activities and experiments, we gathered pieces of evidence to help us find the suspect. Read more ...

Ash Wednesday

On Wednesday 14 February Cerdon College took time to acknowledge the commencement of Lent by remembering Ash Wednesday. Read more ...

Sunny Side Up for Catholic Schools

It is estimated the energy saved as a result of installing solar panels at 10 Catholic Schools in the Parramatta Diocese would result in 45% reduction of electricity consumed, resulting in a saving of $495k per annum. Up to 10 Catholic Schools in the Parramatta Diocese will play a pivotal role in getting schools powered solely by renewable energy and teaching students about sustainability.

Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday

Cerdon Student Follows in the Path of the Diggers

Cerdon College student Tamsyn Balogh-Caristo has been announced as the recipient of the New South Wales Premier's ANZAC Scholarship, after submitting her artwork for the chance to recieve the scholarship. Read more...

2018 College Swimming Carnival

2018 College Swimming Carnival

UNSW Mining Engineering Summer School 2018

UNSW Mining Engineering Summer School 2018

The National Computer Science School The University of Sydney January 2018

The National Computer Science School The University of Sydney January 2018

The Year in Review 2017

The Year in Review 2017 is a video review of the highlights from the school year.

2017 HSC Results Released

Congratulations to the all the students from the Class of 2017 who achieved some outstanding results in the HSC.

Cuberider Showcase

On 10th November, our students were invited to present their experiment at the Cuberider Showcase at the Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo. The event was primarily to celebrate the students’ success in the Cuberider Programme and for them to showcase their achievements to members of Parliament, Industry professionals and the general public. As part of the evening, students had the chance to meet Solange Cunin, the co-founder of Cuberider who spoke openly about her passion for STEM education and Space. Students also met Lucy Turnbull (our first lady) and Craig Laundy the Liberal Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science and to interact with representatives from businesses, universities and fellow students from other schools. Read more ...

Cerdon students provide breakfast to the disadvantaged

Staff and students from Cerdon College have been volunteering their time and working very early on Saturday mornings at St Patrick’s Church Hill to provide breakfast to the disadvantaged. Our Year 12 students have concluded their time and have “passed the baton” to our Year 11 who have taken up the challenge. Read more...

New NAPLAN testing: Cerdon Students react

A group of year 9 students appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald and were asked how the new NAPLAN tests, which they will be required to pass to receive their HSC, will affect both their current education and their prospects. Read more...