StGertrudesSmithfield_News_SchoolLifeSt Gertrude’s Catholic Primary School opened their doors to the community as part of Catholic Schools Week.

It started on Monday when the school invited preschoolers and their parents to enjoy storytime in the library as teachers read stories from their favourite books including Macca the Alpaca.

The activities will continue on Thursday when the school hosts an open day from 9am to 11am. The event will start with a whole school prayer followed by performances from the dance and choir groups. Visitors can then have morning tea in the library where they can visit school information kiosks or an open classroom.

Catholic Schools Week, which celebrates the strengths and distinctiveness of Catholic schools, is being held across NSW from March 3-9.

“There are almost 600 Catholic schools across NSW, educating more than a quarter of a million students from all cultural and socio-economic backgrounds,” Catholic Schools NSW Chief Executive Officer Dallas McInerney said.