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Blacktown could be home to a unique American-style diner or an exciting dessert-train dining experience in the near future. That’s the dream of talented CathWest Innovation College student Jamie Murray who was recently named a finalist for the regional NSW Training Awards (Western Sydney and Blue Mountains) Read more...
Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta students have produced some impressive performances at the NSW Catholic Schools Cross Country Championships at Eastern Creek. Read more...
A memorial Garden dedicated to the memory of the 6 millions Jews who perished in the Holocaust was recently unveiled at Marian Catholic College Kenthurst. Read more...
Since 2018, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta has partnered with The Learning Bar on the annual Tell Them From Me (TTFM) online surveys for students, teachers, and parents and carers. Read more...

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In coming months, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta will complete a comprehensive three-year school Energy Efficiency program that is tipped to reduce carbon emissions by 2,442 tonnes each year. Read more...
'Sorry begins with me,' read the message on one hand in a Sea of Hands as Our Lady of the Nativity Lawson joined a number of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta replicating the display which 24 years since its inception, continues to serve as a powerful symbol of reconciliation, hope and public support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Read more...
Truth-telling was the focus when Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta representatives were Welcomed to Dharug Country during Reconciliation Week. The powerful event held on the site of the Blacktown Native Institute in Oakhurst will have a lasting impact as Catholic schools in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains put Reconciliation into action in 2021. Read more...
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...
St Monica's Primary School Richmond held a novel fundraiser last week, allowing the lucky winner to slime the principal, and raising $14,500 for literacy. Read more...
The school community at St Canice’s Primary Katoomba has rallied together to host Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea in support of former Principal Mark Geerligs and others impacted by cancer. Read more...

 

Media enquiries

Stuart Matters
Media and Communications Officer
0407 609 419
smatters@parra.catholic.edu.au


Spokesperson/s

Greg Whitby
Executive Director

School principals and office staff as appropriate.


Available to comment on

  • System or school related issues
  • Catholic education related issues
  • Contemporary learning and teaching
  • De-privatising teacher practice
  • Personalising learning for each student
  • Educational leadership
  • Making schooling relevant in the 21st century
  • Transforming the industrial schooling model
  • Flexible learning spaces
  • Integration of technology into learning