News Category: Curriculum

Fun and Friendship at Year 7 Camp

The Year 7 Camp was filled with lots of high-flying fun and adventure. The focus of the camp was for everyone to belong and encourage each other, and this was on display throughout our time away. Boys revelled in the challenges of abseiling, flying fox, raft building, archery, bushwalking and even got the chance to… Read more »

Pushing the Limits at Year 9 Camp

On Wednesday we left around 9.00 to travel to a new camp:  Nepean Adventure Centre at Douglas Park. The boys were extremely excited and praying for fine weather which came to fruition and all activities went ahead.  Some of activities included the giant swing, kayaking down the Nepean River, zorb balls and challenge nights in… Read more »

The Challenges of Year 8 Camp

Great Aussie Bush Camp, Tea Gardens A wet but a defining experience for the Year 8 boys, it was evident within this group that a number of students missed the comforts of home, however, credit to them for seeing the three days through and I believe growing in the process. Food was abundant and activities… Read more »

La Cuisine Régionale

Year 9 French students have been working on an assignment about the regions of France. They choose one of the 18 regions and their task is to do a presentation of this region and cook a traditional dish from this region. Monsieur Michel Papeix, a French chef, came into the Year 9 French class and… Read more »


NAPLAN assesses literacy and numeracy – important skills that each child needs to succeed in school and life. The NAPLAN tests are designed to help us make sure students are on track with their literacy and numeracy development. Students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 participate in NAPLAN tests for reading, writing, conventions of… Read more »

News from the English Faculty

As the amazing Neil Gaiman says ‘A book is a dream that you hold in your hand’. In English at St Edward’s we have been striving to bring a love of reading and imagination to our students. Students have been writing in their portfolios and journals and developing skills in all areas of English and… Read more »

HSIE Field Trips

HSIE Field Trips 5, 12 and 14 March 2019 Year 10 Geography students have been learning about coastal management. The aim of the field work is to study the processes responsible for the development of erosional and depositional landform features and the impact on the environment. During the field trip, the boys were required to… Read more »

Year 8 Art Excursion

Year 8 Art Visual Arts were able to experience viewing the work of the artist they are studying, during a recent excursion to the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Students are studying the work of artist John Russell, Australia’s “lost” Impressionist. John Russell was an Australian artist who travelled to Europe and worked with… Read more »

Science Term 1

Isaac Newton is often quoted as saying “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants”. What he refers to is that the ideas that he developed about physics, and his contribution to the Laws of Universal Gravitation, were built upon work done by previous philosophers and scientists, and that… Read more »

Year 11 and 12 Visual Art and Photography Excursions

Senior Visual Arts and Photography students were able to practice the art of ‘old fashioned’ film photography on a recent excursion to the Art Gallery of NSW. The concept of film is still a new one, with many students laying eyes on film and film cameras for the first time in their lives. Students were… Read more »