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A message from Greg Whitby, Executive Director Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta to the Patrician Brothers’ College Blacktown community concerning a story about former staff that A Current Affair ran on Tuesday 3 December. Read more...

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The tough topic of school suspensions has been back in the news lately. Whatever I say about this one will leave some readers unsatisfied. Yet it’s important to speak up as these decisions can have such an impact on the lives and learning of very vulnerable young people. Read more...

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St Joseph’s Primary School Kingswood put the ‘amazing’ and ‘fun’ back into Mathematics when it held its first Maths Mayhem Day! Kindergarten to Year 6 students got the opportunity to showcase all the hard work they have been doing in Maths this year in a fun interactive environment with their parents, carers and teachers. Read more...
St Andrews College Marayong Music Teacher Antonio Chiapetta has won the 2019 ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award. The ARIA Award is a first for Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta. Read more...
While athletes all over Australia are gearing up for next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Caroline Chisholm student Raphaila Idris has her eyes firmly set on Paris 2024. Reads more...
Right now, there is more discussion than I can ever remember about the structures of education. It seems that currently everything is on the table: the HSC, NAPLAN, the NSW Curriculum, vocational education pathways ... it is very clear that the chorus of voices calling for schools to dramatically change is growing louder all the time. Read more...

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In the spirit of friendship and community, the Diocese of Parramatta hosted a lunch in the park for marginalised people from across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains. Our Faith In Action students from Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta secondary schools saw it as an important opportunity for mission. Read more...

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Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta has taken out the award for Small Provider of the Year at the Australian Training Awards. With 22 secondary schools across western Sydney, local Catholic schools make a significant contribution to skilling Sydney’s future workforce. Read more...

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Students from Catholic schools across Western Sydney attended the fourth annual Murama Youth Summit to gain a deeper appreciation of Australia’s unique Indigenous culture. The inspirational event encouraged each of them to achieve their best no matter what setbacks might come their way.
Twenty-four years of teaching at St Thomas Aquinas School in Springwood, has taught principal Serge Rosato, many unexpected things. How to be a gun at handball (although once he ended up with a concussion), the necessity of keeping a Philips head screwdriver in your drawer to install batteries for new toys, and how to keep 550 students calm in a firestorm when your own home has gone up in flames. Read more...

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