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Just days after big wins at the NSW Training Awards, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta is celebrating again after winning two prestigious Australian Council for Education Leaders (ACEL) NSW Awards. Read more...
With NAIDOC Week to be held during the July school holidays, several Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta schools got in early and held special events during the last weeks of Term 2. 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...
It’s not just the Easter bunny spreading holiday cheer in the Blue Mountains this week. Aboriginal Elder, Aunty Pat Field, visited the students of St Columba’s Catholic College, Springwood to collect Easter hampers of essential items (and Easter eggs) provided by the students of the College. Read more...
Catherine McAuley Westmead student Shanaya Donovan featured in the ABC NSW back to school news coverage on Friday 29 January. Shanaya, a Dharug traditional owner and activist, shared her hopes for the future and reflected on the experience of COVID-19 as a student. Watch the video...
At Xavier College Llandilo, the captains of Xavier College are determined to make the schoolyard a safer place for students.
When more than 500 Catholic Education and school leaders gathered online for their start of year planning and reflection in January, an enthralling keynote address from Dr Anita Heiss provided a valuable opportunity to listen to and understand the diverse experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.0
In the final days of the summer holidays, more than 500 leaders from Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) schools gathered virtually to prepare for the 2021 school year. Read more...
An outstanding Hassall Grove student has received full marks for a TAFE course she completed in addition to her Year 11 studies. Determined to learn more about her culture, St Clare’s Catholic High School student Taleishah Councillor pursued her passion by enrolling in Aboriginal Studies at TAFE.


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