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  • Lenten Message 2018 - Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv

    Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv reminds us that with the celebration of Ash Wednesday, we begin a season of Lent which is meant to be a journey of renewal and transformation.
  • Santa Sophia Catholic College community celebrates first Mass

    Santa Sophia Catholic College achieved another milestone this week when students and staff attended Mass together for the first time at Our Lady of the Angels Parish in Kellyville.
  • Why my daughter is going to Santa Sophia

    Kerrie Boland’s daughter Jessica will be one of the first students to start at Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta’s newest school, Santa Sophia Catholic College, Box Hill – and the whole family is excited. Read more...
  • Excited students start off Santa Sophia Catholic College

    SANTA Sophia Catholic College, Box Hill, opens its doors for its first intake of 28 students at a temporary accommodation in Schofields this week, with founder principal Mark De Vries confident the new learning environment will enhance their learning experience. Read more...
  • Santa Sophia foundation principal’s journey and hopes

    Mark de Vries is the Foundation Principal of the future Santa Sophia Catholic College, Box Hill. This unique opportunity of building a Catholic school from scratch requires a unique skill set and complete commitment to the project. Mark granted an interview with Catholic Outlook. Read more...
  • Infinite possibilities

    Mark De Vries’ path to educational leadership may have had a humble beginning, but where he is now, and how he got there, is inspirational. Read more...
  • Box Hill's newest catholic college has appointed a new captain

    Box Hill’s highly anticipated Catholic college has ticked off another milestone with the appointment of a new captain to the helm. Santa Sophia Catholic College’s new principal Mark De Vries already has 30 years experience in the education industry.
  • Santa Sophia school to focus on developing skills key for careers

    In keeping with an ever-changing technology-savvy generation, the plan for Catholic Education’s newest school Santa Sophia Catholic College in Box Hill is set to make children ready for the workforce of the future, according to foundation principal Mark De Vries.
  • A proposed Catholic school will prepare students for a hi-tech career world

    A proposed new Catholic school will open at the beginning of 2018 to meet the needs of the growing Box Hill community.

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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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