Parents back to school at St Paul’s High during Catholic Schools Week
More than 150 parents and carers of Year 7 students from St Paul’s High School, Booragul will head back to school on Tuesday 3 May, during Catholic Schools Week celebrations to discover first hand how learning has changed since they were at school.
The growth of technology has, for many schools, seen the blackboard replaced with an electronic smartboard and textbooks are now supported by online learning and computers.
Now in its fifth year, Catholic Schools Week is a celebration of Catholic education across NSW and the ACT involving more than 258,000 students across more than 615 schools.
This year, a variety of activities and educational initiatives will take place at schools in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle as Catholic schools showcase for parents and their local community, the many opportunities that exist in their schools.
Principal of St Paul’s Booragul, Tony Stevens, said the event has become so popular that almost 90 per cent of Year 7 parents attend and reap the benefits of being able to watch their children learn in an environment very different from when they went to school.
'The parents sit in on lessons with the children and the staff give them an experience of high school,' said Tony. 'It is an experience they would not have had since they left school themselves.'
To learn about events taking place in Catholic schools in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, please contact your local Catholic School or phone 4979 1200.
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