Learning and Achievement

Learning and Achievement

Our teachers know their students and work with them to help them realise their potential as learners. Our focus on authentic learning and authentic assessment ensures that we challenge our students to grow in their learning and achieve their personal best.

Throughout our community of Sydney Catholic schools, we have shown high performance of our students in measures such as NAPLAN and the HSC.

We are proud to acknowledge the various achievements of St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School Summer Hill students. We strive to ensure students achieve the high expectations set for themselves academically and as citizens. It is a joy to share with the community our achievements in school assemblies and newsletters.

Here are some of the most recent achievements;

  • Our school is consistently above the state and above the NAPLAN ‘results of other schools similar in demographic to ours’ in Reading. In 2018, 80% of Year 3 were in the top two bands compared with 54.2% across the state and over 84% of Year 5 in the top three bands.
  • We are also consistently above the state and ‘other schools similar in demographic to ours’ in Grammar and Punctuation. In 2018, 88% of Year 3 in the top three bands and over 90% of Year 5 in the top three bands.
  • Our school is also consistently above the state and ‘other schools similar in demographic to ours’ in the Mathematics NAPLAN results. In 2018, 92% of Year 3 students achieved in the top 3 bands.
  • The student achievement on the Year 6 Archdiocesan Religious Education test have consistently been above archdiocesan average.
  • A Year 6 student was awarded the Fred Hollows Humanity Award. This award recognises kindness and compassion in interactions with those in the community.
  • Each year a number of our students are chosen to represent Catholic schools in regional and state sporting events.
  • A number of our students received distinctions in NSW university tests in Science, Reading, Writing and Mathematics.
  • Each year students receive community awards from our local federal and state members as well as the local RSL clubs. These awards recognise students contribution to kindness to others, environmental stewardship and making a contribution to the betterment of our community.
  • A Year 3 students’ artwork was selected to be made into the official Christmas card for the state Member of Parliament for Summer Hill.
  • In 2019 a Year 6 student was selected to be a part of the CaSPA production.
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