The Westmead Catholic Community comprises of Sacred Heart Parish Westmead, Catherine McAuley Westmead, Mother Teresa Primary School, Parramatta Marist High School and Sacred Heart Primary.
Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP)
Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) leads 80 schools across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains. The strategic intent of CEDP is to provide quality Catholic schooling by strengthening the professional lives of staff, to improve the learning outcomes for each student within a Catholic faith community.
Sacred Heart Parish Westmead
The parish of Sacred Heart, Westmead came into being on February 1, 1951, when Rev James Collins was appointed Parish Priest. The current Parish Priest is Father Walter Fogarty.
Catherine McAuley Westmead
Catherine McAuley Westmead offers a comprehensive Catholic education for girls from Years 7 to 12. Located at Westmead, the school began in 1966 as a regional Catholic secondary school for girls in Years 7 to 10 with Years 11 and 12 being introduced in the mid-1980s. The school offers a contemporary, well balanced, broad curriculum, with flexible choices that cater for the wide range of student abilities. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, the school lives out the Mercy charism. Inspired by our founder, Venerable Catherine McAuley, we aspire to a God-centred way of life which respects and affirms the dignity of each person.
Mother Teresa Primary School
At Mother Teresa Primary Westmead, we aim to follow in the footsteps of Mother Teresa… a woman of generous love and compassion. We are a vibrant community with the growth and development of our students at the core of all we do. We integrate the learner qualities of creativity, collaboration, compassion, reflection and passion. We strive to live our Catholic Faith through our service to others. We value learning through inquiry and play, based on strong foundations in literacy and numeracy. Our students are encouraged to live by our motto of ‘Creative Minds and Gentle Hearts’.
Parramatta Marist High School
Parramatta Marist High School was established in 1820 by Fr. John Therry under the direction of Mr George Morley and entrusted to the care of the Marist Brothers in 1875. Being Christ centred through Marist eyes, we provide quality Catholic education to equip our students with opportunities in reaching their best. Through Faith we provide mission. Through Learning we provide achievement. Through Wellbeing we provide growth. In offering a broad and balanced enquiry-based approach to contemporary learning, our students gain the confidence and skills to live out our values of compassion, courage and hope – becoming men who think globally and act locally.
Sacred Heart Primary School
Sacred Heart Primary was established in 1956 by the Sisters of Mercy Parramatta. We are proud to live our school motto ‘Together We Grow and Rejoice’. We come together as a Catholic community by living the Mercy values. We grow as learners by fostering a positive learning environment where individuals are nurtured and challenged. We rejoice and celebrate by acknowledging our achievements and the achievements of others. We work in flexible learning spaces where the learning is differentiated to meet individual social and learning needs centred on developing the skills of communication, collaboration, problem solving, critical reflection and creativity.
A word from our Bishop and parish priest
Father Walter Fogarty
The project, which will involve our Parish as well as the four local Catholic schools, is critically important if we are going to be able to meet our pastoral commitments as Westmead grows, particularly caring for those most in need.