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How far will some people go to fulfill their dreams? For one talented Australian senior, she’s about to go halfway around the world—literally–to play college softball. Charli Orsini, who lives right outside of Sydney near some of the most famous landmarks in the world, will soon be going to a university she’s never been to… and playing for college coaches she’s never met in person… and they’ve never seen her play in person, either. Read More...
Year 9 students from Catholic secondary schools across Western Sydney have met virtually to discuss what more they can do individually, and in their school communities, families and friendship groups to take action for environmental sustainability and care for the disadvantaged in Australia. Read more...
The Penrith Panthers' NRL Grand Final success owes much to the football factory that is Patrician Brothers College Blacktown. A sizable portion of the Premiership winning team hails from the CEDP school, renowned for turning schoolboys into superstars. Read more...
Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta has once again taken out the Training Provider of the Year at the NSW Training Awards. At the same time, Year 10 student Ethan Zammit has been named VET in Schools Student of the Year. Read more...
Almost 100 Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta students have made the most of being stuck in lockdown during the school holidays by developing valuable skills through a series of online short courses run by CathWest Innovation College.
Rugby fanatic Lucas Watson’s dream came true when his St Andrews College classmates arranged a special surprise for the superfan – tickets to a Parramatta Eels game!
Twenty-nine outstanding young leaders from secondary schools across the Diocese of Parramatta were recognised through the 2021 Bishop’s Award for Student Excellence. For the second year running, the awards were conferred virtually as a result of COVID-19.
From reaching out for help, self care and socialising over Zoom meetings, Penrith’s top educators have revealed the ways to make the most of homeschooling for both students and their parents during the pandemic. Read more...
After more than two months of homeschooling and preparation for the HSC under way, Parramatta’s top educators are sharing tips on how to survive the rest of the year. Read more...
Principal at Catherine McAuley Westmead, Mary Refalo, shares her thoughts, and details the challenges faced throughout COVID-19. 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