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  • Fond farewell to treasured teacher after a wonderful 50 year career

    After teaching for 50 years, treasured St Nicholas of Myra Primary, Penrith School educator Ros Cole has called it a day. Read more...
  • Japan Day a Joint Initiative

    Inspired by their school’s mission to celebrate diversity and respect others, Our Lady of Lourdes Primary, Baulkham Hills recently held Japan Day alongside Gilroy Catholic College, Castle Hill to enhance student learning about Japanese culture. Read more...
  • Loyola Literacy Team acknowledged with prestigious award

    The inspirational Loyola Senior High School Mount Druitt Literacy Team was recently acknowledged with an Australian College of Educational Leaders NSW Leadership Award. Led by Antoinette Meade, this passionate team of educators includes Sally Johnstone, Bridget Ward, Magda Mizzi, Samantha Fresco and Chrissy Payne. Read more...
  • Learn Well, Live Responsibly and Look After Each Other!

    Our Lady Queen of Peace (OLQP) Greystanes celebrated the positive culture in their school community with the recent launch of the Positive Behaviour Support For Learning (PBS4L) framework. OLQP celebrated the launch amongst a sea of colour and a flurry of excitement. Read more…
  • Numeracy team unravel the complexities of teaching Multiplicative Thinking

    Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta’s (CEDP) Numeracy Team highlighted their ability to think outside the box when they recently presented their pilot study about incorporating an alternative way of teaching multiplicative thinking at this year’s Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia’s Conference (MERGA). Read more...
  • Hotly Debated

    Year 6 students from Our Lady of the Angels Rouse Hill recently faced off against students from Our Lady of the Rosary Kellyville on whether “Mobile phones should be banned for primary school students”. Read more...
  • Catholic Education Staff reach out to refugees and asylum seekers

    Some Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta staff recently had the opportunity to participate in renewal sessions during Refugee Week. The informative program raised awareness of the plight of asylum seekers and refugees and opportunities to respond to need in the Diocese of Parramatta. Read ore...
  • St Canice’s amazing artists!

    The school community of St Canice’s Primary, Katoomba showed off their artistic talents at the recent Sculptures at School exhibition. Read more...
  • Governor’s visit to Loyola full of sunshine!

    As part of a day out in western Sydney, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSCG, Governor of NSW, and his wife Mrs Linda Hurley, recently toured Loyola Senior High School and Catholic Trade Training Centre, Mount Druitt. The Governor praised the great facilities at the school and commented that “students demonstrated a tenacious attitude to their learning.” Read more...
  • In Memory of Kokoda

    For more than a decade, Year Nine students from St Agnes Catholic High School, Rooty Hill have visited the Kokoda Memorial Track in Concord West gaining valuable insights from the other veterans into the nature of war and the personal cost of war to veterans, their family and friends. Read more...
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An Education Hub
With a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), the school will be an educational hub for the Science Park and integrate seamlessly with the life and work of the community. Through the use of shared facilities, business-educational partnerships and collaboration on real-world problems, this ‘thinking’ school will prepare students for the STEM-focused knowledge jobs of the future. Mentoring and internships will allow students to apply their learning to real life situations and pursue tertiary and post school opportunities within and beyond the Science Park.
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2016 Teacher Awards
On Thursday 27 October, 66 leaders and staff from Catholic schools and the education office were recognised for a collective 2570 years of service and 50 years of leadership at a special ceremony at St Patrick’s Cathedral. The Staff Recognition Awards were presented by Episcopal Vicar for Education and Formation, Rev Christopher de Souza EV and Executive Director Greg Whitby at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Parramatta.
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2016 Principals Masterclass
The annual Principals Masterclass, which is the key professional learning experience for principals and senior leaders from the education office, was held on 20 and 21 October at Rooty Hill RSL.
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2016 Bishop of Parramatta Award for Student Excellence
The annual Bishop of Parramatta Awards for Student Excellence which recognises the religious and academic achievement of Year 12 students across the Diocese of Parramatta, were presented at St Patrick’s Cathedral on 8 September 2016.
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2016 Ready, Set…. Read! St Agnes’ Reading Relay
On Thursday 1 September 2016, Year 7 students from St Agnes Catholic High School Rooty Hill participated in the school’s annual Reading Relay.
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2016 Way of Mercy Cross and Relics
On Monday 8 August 2016, hundreds of students, parish members and Catholic Education staff from around the diocese gathered in St Patrick’s Cathedral, North Parramatta for the official Way of Mercy launch.
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2016 Called to lead the Way of Mercy
On Monday 8 August 2016, hundreds of students, parish members and Catholic Education staff from around the diocese gathered in St Patrick’s Cathedral, North Parramatta for the official Way of Mercy launch.
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2016 McCarthy STEM Expo
Ahead of National Science Week (13-21 August) McCarthy Catholic College, Emu Plains hosted a week-long STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics) expo.
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2016 World Youth Day Pilgrims in Poland
Our pilgrims at World Youth Day in Poland
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2016 World Youth Day Pilgrims in the Philippines
Our pilgrims and their Mission work in the Philippines
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2016 CEDP partners with Marists
CEDP partners with Marists on a new learning zone.
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2016 WYD Pilgrims visiting the Dominican Church
WYD 2016 Pilgrimage 2 - Visiting the Dominican Church
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