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New St Madeleine’s Primary Kenthurst Principal Barabara Young is happy to be the face of calm for her school community. Read more...
Catherine McAuley Westmead features in the latest ABC TV piece on how COVID-19 is impacting Year 12's. Read more....
With no end in sight to Sydney’s lockdown, the head of Sydney Catholic Schools for Sydney and Parramatta wants authorities to scrap formal HSC exams and base results on other data. Read more...
Two students from Santa Sophia Catholic College Box Hill have proved themselves to be among the best young composers internationally, having received top prizes in the International Youth Music Competition for Composition. Read more..
We asked five Year 12 students how they were fairing during the COVID-19 lockdown, and their subsequent switch to remote learning. Read more...
In this edition of our new video series 'In The Principal's Office', Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta Executive Director Greg Whitby interviews Tony Hughes, Principal at Christ the King Primary North Rocks. Read more...
As millions of Australians grapple with the latest lockdown, working from home, remote learning and the lack of social interaction outside of the home, Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta are putting the focus on wellbeing for families during this difficult time. Read more...


HSC students will be given more time to work on their major projects and to prepare for exams to reduce the impact of the current COVID-19 lockdown. Read more...
Our Catholic community has been working together to update the way we share our faith with children and young people through a draft new curriculum for Religious Education, Living Life to the Full. Read more...
Are you looking for some practical ideas to help support your child's wellbeing during this period of remote learning? Santa Sophia Catholic College Wellbeing Leader Anoushka Houseman has shared these helpful tips for families. Read more...


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