Kids Lit Quiz Western Sydney Heat
09 Apr 2018
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!
Former student, school captain and now famous author Deborah Abela also joined in the celebrations and shared her passion and enthusiasm for writing with the wider audience.
Overall it was a fantastic day with lots of prizes, lots of smiles and lots of fun!
Congratulations to all the teams who participated particularly Cerdon 3 for narrowly missing out on a place.
27 Nov 2023
STUDENT LEADERS GATHERING Last week, our Student Leaders attended the Student Leaders Gathering for Marist schools. The theme of the Retreat was 'First Light - Revealing the Spirit', and our student leaders emerged as graceful and shining ambassadors of our school. Through collaboration with other Marist schools and moving experiences of Christian liturgy, Sarah, Matilda, Emily, Daniela, and Christina connected with their own inner light. They were inspired by the way in which the Australian Marist Solidarity organisation brings hope to the lives of those who have been denied the light of education in the Asia-Pacific region. The retreat served to form compassionate leaders who, inspired by collaboration and nourished by faith, strengthened their commitment to taking their place as global citizens and beacons for positive change within our Cerdon College Community.
27 Nov 2023
Cancer Awareness Day🎗️ The vibrant Cerdon community came together on November 24th to honor Cancer Awareness Day, a heartfelt occasion dedicated to commemorating the resilience of those in our midst who have bravely faced the challenges of cancer. This special day served as a dual-purpose event, aiming to not only raise awareness about the impact of cancer but also to generate funds for diverse cancer research charities. Our collective efforts aspire to make a meaningful difference in the lives of many, contributing to the ongoing pursuit of a cancer-free future. As a powerful symbol of unity and support, community members dressed themselves in hues of pink and purple, creating a visually striking display of solidarity. This colourful gesture underscored our commitment to standing together, fostering an environment of encouragement and hope for those affected by cancer.
24 Nov 2023
Cerdon College hosted several primary school students who participated in the Inquisitive Minds Mathematics Talented Day for primary schools. This initiative celebrates maths by engaging students in fun and enriching activities that challenge their thinking! It was a really great day, made possible by the efforts of some of our fantastic service leaders! Thank you to everyone who supported this initiative.
24 Nov 2023
Last night, we had the Year 12 Art Mentor Night run by artist Johnny Romeo. Students selected a mentor (teacher, parent, older figure) that will be a sounding board through their HSC Body of Work journey and last night, they participated in a feedback session where each mentor spoke to each student there to gain more ideas and insight on the concept they developed at the previous HSC ideas workshop. It was an amazing night, which was enriching for both students and mentors! Mentors were impressed with the ideas the new Year 12s had already developed, and we look forward to seeing this now grow into a strong Body of Work.
21 Nov 2023
Last Thursday's excursion to the Multiplex site at the new Pyrmont Fish Markets provided an insight into how a large construction project is designed, planned and managed to meet strict standards and guidelines. One of the presenters was a former student, Alicia Kotsiopoulos, who graduated in 2015 and is now a structural engineer working at a consultancy firm. This provided a great source of inspiration for our students. A big thank you to Nalisa for accompanying them.