The Student Environment Group has been working hard over the last few years on the wetlands area located behind the school.
The school received a $11,500 grant from The Federal Government to upgrade the area and make it into a community space that could be shared with schools in the Westmead Catholic Community. This project was completed at the end of Term 2 this year and will now provide an educational space for Catherine McAuley, Parramatta Marist and Mother Teresa Primary School to share and provide students with opportunities for authentic hands-on educational experiences.
The space will also be used by The Strong Sisters Group as a gathering space where they can Connect with Country and share their stories with our community.
Catherine McAuley Environment Group students who have been involved in this project have gained first-hand knowledge in environmental rehabilitation and teacher Mrs Stewart-Sandeman said they “had a fantastic experience getting their hands dirty”.
Thank you to Mrs Stewart-Sandeman and Mrs O’Connell for organising this project and for the support from Mr Sammut, Mr Pigram, Mrs Smithard and Ms Grigson.