The unique benefits of a Catholic Education
Welcoming school communities
Our 80 caring schools are nurturing communities where students and their families are warmly welcomed. As children grow in faith and learning, they develop a strong sense of belonging that supports wellbeing and connection.
Skilled and caring teachers
Our teachers bring learning to life with passion and creativity. They help students thrive and grow academically and socially through fostering their curiosity and individual talents in partnership with families.
High quality affordable education
We’re committed to keeping school fees as low as possible, with options to support every family to access a Catholic education in the Diocese of Parramatta. No child will be refused enrolment due to a family's inability to pay school fees.More
We encourage our students to have the courage, strength, and confidence to proudly embrace their culture and continue this journey for the sustainability of the oldest continuing culture on earth.
Julie Waddell - Jarara Indigenous Education Unit
Our school has a good sense of discipline and helps students branch out and really choose their future. It teaches you early on to find your own ideas and solutions and be your own man.
Emilio Nacua - Student, Parramatta Marist High
The best school ever! I have three kids attending St Oliver's and I am grateful they are there becoming safe, respectful learners.
Vivian Orji - Parent, St Oliver's Harris Park
Our commitment to every student
Catholic schools welcome students from many backgrounds and beliefs, supporting students to grow in faith and understanding through community and learning. More...
Nurturing friendship and community
Our caring approach sees students develop confidence socially as they forge lifelong friendships. We value connection, compassion and community, and students and their families develop a strong sense of belonging. More...
Meeting the individual needs of every student
We encourage our students to become confident, independent, creative thinkers who take responsibility for their learning. Building on their strengths and interests, we help them to become the best learners they can be. More...
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03 Dec 2023
Today marks the official start of Advent 🙏. So lovely to see our students have already begun their reflections of what this time means as we approach Christmas. 😇Advent season is a time of preparation for our hearts and minds before we celebrate Jesus being born into the world.🙏 🌟 St Patrick's Guildford Mary Immaculate Primary School St Thomas Aquinas Celebrates
02 Dec 2023
Students were BUBBLING over with excitement at St Oliver's Primary Harris Park as they took part in their end of year celebration day!🎉 Can you guess the theme?! Bubble soccer.. bubble art.. bubble disco.. bubble blowing It was a BUBBLING success! Learn more about this great local school that's just bubbling with a joy for learning: https://www.stoliversharrispark.catholic.edu.au/
01 Dec 2023
☘️ Love this picture and story featured in Catholic Outlook celebrating the contribution of our dear friend Sr Brenda Kennedy as she prepares to move back to Ireland! Sr Brenda has served our Catholic schools for more than 40 years and has truly made some life-long friends along the way. 🙏❤ ☘️Go mbeannaí Dia thú i gcónaí (May God bless you always)☘️ Read the full story in Catholic Outlook: https://catholicoutlook.org/diocese-farewells-former-principal-sr-brenda-kennedy/?fbclid=IwAR1fnF-f4ZetzgVE3A5XWzXrenGfbI3qXN5XS07Fm8xZbCKm-4NLux8LbTQ
30 Nov 2023
🎉What a GREAT opportunity!🌟It's not every day that you get a glimpse inside the headquarters of an international tech giant, but that is just what these Delany College, Granville students got to do recently! 🤩 The excursion to Atlassian included a Q&A session to discuss the different roles that make up the organisation as well as skills they can learn at school to help them follow a career in tech.💻 Looks like the office Foosball ⚽️ table proved a popular takeaway from the day! 😀 ==>Learn more about how Delany helps students to set learning goals and discover their interests: https://www.delanygranville.catholic.edu.au
29 Nov 2023
For those about to rock🧑🎤👩🎤... we salute you‼️🤩🤩 And salute you we did after the epic CAPTIVATE Battle of the Bands festival held recently.🎸🎸😎 Over 100 talented musicians from so many of our secondary schools came together for this music extravaganza organised by the wonderful CAPTIVATE team (our performing and creative arts unit).🎼🎹🥁 The students from Marian Catholic College Kenthurst, St Columba's Catholic College, Springwood, Penola Catholic College Emu Plains, St John XXIII Catholic College, Emmaus Catholic College Kemps Creek, Catherine McAuley Westmead, Parramatta Marist High and Patrician Brothers' College, Blacktown had an awesome time showcasing their musical talents. Special congratulations to overall winner on the day, Emmaus. Emmaus also won the Rock Section alongside Marian College while St John XXIII was Highly Commended. In the Pop Section, Patrician Brothers took home the top prize with Parramatta Marist Senior pop ensemble High Commended. A huge congratulations to all involved in this fantastic event and we look forward to sharing some great video of their performances in the near future. Find out more about CAPTIVATE here: https://www.parra.catholic.edu.au/learning/specialised-learning/creative-and-performing-arts A big thank you to CAPTIVATE’s Michelle Loevendie, Francoise Marrier D'Unienville and David Russell for organising this fantastic event.
28 Nov 2023
💐As we near the end of SPRING students are showing off their green thumbs! 🥗🤩 The garden at Holy Family Primary School, East Granville is going strong, while the Year 2 students at Chisholm Catholic Primary harvested their crops for a paddock to plate experience using their tomatoes, corn, red sorrel, mint, baby spinach and carrots to make nutritious salad cups!🥗🥕 The entrepreneurial spirit is strong at St Monica's Primary School Richmond where students Shelby and Sophia organised a SELL OUT Veggie Stall for the school community!🥗🥦🍏
27 Nov 2023
Last week, some of our students and staff from Nagle College, Blacktown South and Patrician Brothers' College, Blacktown spent time chatting with Christopher White, the Vatican Correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter.🤩 What a great opportunity to share the strengths of our Western Sydney Catholic community with the global Church! 🙏🙌
26 Nov 2023
Awe-inspiring🤩, spectacular✨, inspiring😲... our most talented dancers🩰💃🕺 from so many of our schools and a huge audience of parents, staff and students raised the roof during a full day of stunning performances in the CAPTIVATE Dance Festival.🌠💖 With the help of their amazing dance teachers, the choreography and electrifying⚡️⚡️⚡️ moves produced by these talented students brought gasps, tears and thunderous applause from the crowd.👏👏👏 All students also got to take part in a wonderful dance workshop earlier in the day with acclaimed Australian dance director and choreographer Marko Panzic and professional dancers Will and Elle from The Dream Dance Company. A special troupe of our finest dance students also got to work with Marko to perform two spectacular pieces at the start and end of the festival. CONGRATS to the students in the Dance troupe from Catherine McAuley Westmead, Caroline Chisholm College, Cerdon College, Marian Catholic College Kenthurst, Nagle College, Blacktown South, Santa Sophia Catholic College, St John XXIII Catholic College, St John Paul II Catholic College, Schofields & Nirimba and St. Aidan's Primary School, Rooty Hill. And of course congratulations to ALL the student groups and soloists who performed, from Bethany Catholic Primary School, Glenmore Park, Catherine McAuley, Nagle, St Aidan's, Caroline Chisholm, Santa Sophia, St John Paul II, St Luke's Catholic College, St John XXIII, Marian, and St Angela's Primary School Castle Hill.
25 Nov 2023
Wherefore art thou🤷♀️ Western Sydney's finest young actors?!💁🗣🥰 They be at the amazing CAPTIVATE Primary Shakespeare Carnival at Holy Family Primary School, East Granville and oh what a day it was!🤩😎😇 To be or not to be there... actually there was no question, you simply had to be there and thankfully so many parents and staff were, watching these talented young students (from Holy Family, St John's Primary, Riverstone, St Michael's Blacktown South and St Patrick's Parramatta) showcase their amazing learning having been part of the program run by CAPTIVATE (our creative and performing arts team) in conjunction with Sport For Jove Theatre, an award winning Australian theatre company.🎭🎭🎭 CAPTIVATE Drama specialists Lucinda and Tim were wonderful in guiding the schools and students and organising the amazing day which was a massive hit with all those in attendance. CONGRATS!👏👏👏
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