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Completing their studies during the COVID-19 crisis, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta students have topped the state in five HSC subjects.


St Thomas Aquinas Primary School in Springwood is saying goodbye to three much-loved teachers at the end of 2021.
It’s used to hosting glamorous events when punters and fashionistas flock there and it was no exception when Graduates from Catherine McAuley Westmead held its formal at Rosehill Gardens.
With the HSC wrapped up for another year, Year 12 students are patiently waiting to see their ATAR marks early in the new year. Read more...
Students from St John XXIII Catholic College in Stanhope Gardens donned their finest to mark the end of a school year like no other. Read more...
From booking hair and make-up appointments, to finding the perfect dress, the pressure is on for the Year 12 students at Catherine McAuley to plan for their end-of-year celebrations after the State Government finally gave the green light for all to proceed.


The Best Teacher in the Hills area has been nicknamed 'Miss Honey' by her pupils' parents, after the beloved Roald Dahl character.
Inspired by a desire to make a difference in the world, students from three Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) schools have had their ingenious creations featured in the national STEM MAD showcase, a celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics learning. Read more...
The Blacktown Advocate asked its readers to name the local teacher who goes above and beyond, motivates and supports students to be the best they can be, but in the end a whole cohort of teachers was voted the area’s best.
A student-led campaign to protect the environment is making a real difference at Penola Catholic College Emu Plains. Religious Education Coordinator Robert Feeney shares the story of how the school’s Eco Group and Stewardship Team began with a single plastic straw and led to young people from the Penrith region taking practical action on climate change. Read more...


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