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.


At St Christopher’s Catholic Primary School Panania assessment is seen as a critical aspect of learning and a key tool in challenging students and measuring their success, of which a variety are used – such as NAPLAN, Progressive Achievement Tests (PAT), The Religious Education Test and ICAS assessments – along with classroom-based assessments. We have been able to demonstrate strong growth, particularly in Reading and Mathematics in recent years.

students sitting in school learning spacesHere are some of our other recent achievements.

  • Our gifted and talented students are selected to compete in Tournament of Minds, Maths Olympiads, and The Literacy Quiz. These competitions ensure that we extend the learning of our brighter students.
  • In 2018, St Christopher’s hosted the NSW Catholic Primary Schools basketball championship which was the biggest basketball competition between primary schools in Australia.
  • We also have students at St Christopher’s represent NSW in a number of different sports including Rugby League, Touch Rugby, Basketball and Softball.
  • Students have been able to compete within the creative arts, with two Year 5 students winning the Shakespeare Carnival and going on to perform at The Seymour Centre. Our students also compete in The National Wakakirri Challenge and Dancefever.