A St Nicholas education allows students to discover their own talents and provides opportunities to fully explore these.
We encourage our students to learn more than just the fundamentals, engaging them in a wide array of co-curricular activities. For those students who show great academic aptitude, St Nicholas offers further challenges to assist them in maximising their potential.
The children at St Nicholas of Myra Primary are involved in a number of co-curricular activities including representative sport, such as:
- touch football
- general participation in sports clinics - Australian rules football, rugby league, basketball, soccer
- Life Education program
- external competitions for English and Mathematics
- ANZAC Day ceremonies
- outreach activities (including Clean Up Australia, raising money for Caritas Australia and Penrith Community Kitchen)
Students in Years 3 to 6 have the opportunity participate in a school choir, regularly practising and performing at parish liturgies, school assemblies and celebrations. The school has formed a partnership with the International School of Music whereby students are able to participate in their program.
Students also participate in music and dance programs provided by Captivate and Dance Fever.
Voice of Youth
The Voice of Youth is a public speaking program conducted so that students with a flair for public speaking and a passion for social justice, have an opportunity to use these talents.
In this contest, students are required to prepare a speech on their chosen topic which is presented at school. Three students and one reserve are then selected to represent our school at the cluster final.