Delany Chess Team Success
01 Sep 2015
On Wednesday 26th August, a team of students from Delany College attended the Holroyd Invitational Chess Competition at Holroyd High School.
With eight other schools on board, competition was tough, but all students from first-timers to experienced players had an enjoyable time learning and competing. All of our students showed impressive dedication and focus competing in their divisions.
The team’s breakthrough strategy of spreading themselves across as many divisions as possible paid off handsomely, with Stephen Manson and Alexander Mendoza both winning their divisions, as well as second place certificates being awarded to Kevin Guo, Nishit Jain and Andrew Francisco.
The last word on the day goes to Trang Nguyen, a senior player who trained and mentored the junior players in the lead up to the competition:
It was the best day: we met up with the friends we made last year and, as usual, learned new strategies from each other. This is my last year playing chess for Delany but I hope other students will take the opportunity to learn and play chess! Thank you to Mrs Webber for giving up her time for us and giving us a chance to compete!
Trang Nguyen, Year 12
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15 Nov 2022A group of Y9 students were excited to take part in their first Western Sydney University Day at the Parramatta South campus. The theme was 'Rise to the Challenge' and, along with several other schools from the local area, students took part in activities that explored their multiple intelligences and problem solving skills. The highlight of the day was exploring the campus as part of a scavenger hunt! 🕵️🧩Students are excited for the next part of the program that will take place in Y10.
15 Nov 2022
A group of Y9 students were excited to take part in their first Western Sydney University Day at the Parramatta South campus. The theme was 'Rise to the Challenge' and, along with several other schools from the local area, students took part in activities that explored their multiple intelligences and problem solving skills. The highlight of the day was exploring the campus as part of a scavenger hunt! 🕵️🧩Students are excited for the next part of the program that will take place in Y10.
11 Nov 2022
As a community, Delany College commemorated Remembrance Day today to honour the memory of those gallant men and women who sacrificed their lives in service 🪦🕊️ Students joined in prayer and a minute's silence and created a display in the College Library to acknowledge the courage and sacrifice of those who served and continue to serve 🪖🎖️
10 Nov 2022
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07 Nov 2022
We've really enjoyed hosting our local Catholic primary schools competing in the Delany Shield Debating Competition ⏳⏲️ Two more weeks and then the grand final 🎆 Which teams will make it? We wish all of them the best of luck!
18 Oct 2022
Everyone is supported, cared for and valued in the Delany community. We would be delighted to have you join our inclusive school. Visit us today. We are enrolling now for 2023.
12 Oct 2022
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16 Sep 2022
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15 Sep 2022
It's a battlefield out there... when Mr Zagas' Y11 Modern History class creatively used classroom tables and nerf guns 🔫 on our field area to simulate charging a machine gun bunker in World War One's Western Front ⚔️💣
14 Sep 2022
“Not all of us can do great things but we can do small things with great love” ~ Mother Teresa Our eager students were on a mission to serve the marginalised community by volunteering their time to feed the homeless 🚐. This included preparing sandwiches 🥪, joining in conversation 🗣️ and even singing the night away 🎤... all in the name of service. Simran, Chanel, Justina, Mia and Christina expressed it was a very rewarding and eye opening experience ❤️
13 Sep 2022
This year marked the 20th year of the Monsignor McGovern Art Award - a portrait competition 🖼️ for primary school students. We had over 160 entries from our four local Catholic primary schools - St Margaret Mary's, Holy Trinity, Holy Family and St Oliver's. Winning entries came from St Margaret Mary's and Holy Trinity 🥇 with St Oliver's and Holy Family taking out the Highly Commended category. Congratulations to all the entrants, a fantastic effort was made by all as you can see! Enjoy scrolling through some of the portraits.
12 Sep 2022
Our Y11 Biology class 🧫 went out on a field trip to Long Reef Rock Platform, Collaroy to complete a depth study on Ecosystem Dynamics 🐚🦭 Students were given the opportunity to study in detail the abiotic and biotic components of this marine ecosystem. There was a lot of data on the distribution and abundance of different organisms in the three littoral zones captured using quadrats and a transect. A little wet weather was experienced 🌧️ but it didn't dampen their spirits on the day!
05 Aug 2022
Did you know the ancient art of fish printing, known as Gyotaku, was developed by the Japanese fishermen 🎣 prior to photography 📷 to prove the size of their catch? Today, Year 9 and 10 Visual Arts students printed Carp, Bream and Tailor 🐟🐠 as an introduction to their printmaking unit. These fish prints will be coloured with water colour in the same traditional method as the early Japanese pioneers 🎨🖌️
02 Aug 2022
We held our Year 5 Learning Day at the end of last Term. Students from Holy Trinity Primary School Granville, St Margaret Mary's Primary, Merrylands and Holy Family Primary School, East Granville spent the day with us giving them a taste of secondary school as they participated in a range of activities 👟🍕🔬🥁🎨 Some students are now so eager to get through Primary just to make the move to High School and we can't wait to welcome them!