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Living Life to the Full

For a number of years, our Catholic community has been working together on a new approach to sharing faith with children and young people in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains. On Thursday 3 June 2021, an updated version of the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta draft new curriculum for Religious Education was released in response to feedback from clergy, parents, teachers, students and friends, including experts in theology, scripture and Religious Education. Read more...

Local principals share NAPLAN tips

With NAPLAN returning this week for the first time since COVID-19, local schools are preparing to support students in the Nation-wide assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. For many schools, this is the first time that NAPLAN will be conducted online. Read more...

Matthew's Song for COVID-19 Pandemic Heroes

Year 5 Student at St John XXIII Primary Stanhope Gardens, Matthew Dino, writes and performs a song dedicated to our COVID-19 Pandemic Heroes. Read more...

Western Sydney Catholic primary schools still offering vacation care

At this time of crisis, the Diocese of Parramatta’s network of early-years education and care services provides a vital service for families who continue to require childcare, in particular any family involved in providing essential services. During the Term One school holidays, vacation care services will begin on Tuesday 14 April and operate at 11 locations. Learn more...

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Parramatta teachers put faith into action

During 2019, ten teachers from Catholic schools across Western Sydney were commissioned as Teacher Ambassadors and travelled to the Emera Region in Timor. The journey was an opportunity to immerse themselves in the life of the community while building relationships and learning about local challenges and culture. Read more...

Holy Cross Glenwood a shining example when it comes to PBS4L!

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) teachers were given the chance to see how the Positive Behaviour Support for Learning (PBS4L) framework is making a difference at Holy Cross Primary Glenwood. The school hosted up to 120 CEDP teachers and staff along with the Executive Director Greg Whitby and Director of Learning Sue Walsh, as they shared their PBS4L journey so far. Read more...

St John XXIII students launch Project Compassion 2019

800 students from St John XXIII Primary School and St Mark’s Catholic College, Stanhope Gardens launched Project Compassion 2019 on Wednesday 6 March on behalf of the 83 schools and 47 parishes in the Diocese of Parramatta. A vastly multicultural and multi-age community of learners took up the theme of Project Compassion 2019 – Give Lent 100% Hope. Reads more...

Chatterbox Live empowers Primary school students to speak up

Year 5 and 6 students recently questioned Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta Executive Director Greg Whitby about some of the big issues in education. Homework, bullying and school shoes were hot topics when Holy Family Primary, Emerton hosted the second ever Chatterbox Live. Read more...

Primary school students put faith into action at LIFTED Live Jr

There was singing, dancing, screaming and sharing aplenty as 762 primary school students from Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains put their faith into action at the second LIFTED Live Jnr event. Read more...