Our schools are places where curiosity, imagination and love of learning thrive.

We’re working together to transform learning for students in Greater Western Sydney. This means reimagining and refreshing learning and teaching for today’s world and today’s learners.

The purpose and promise of a Catholic education is to inspire each learner - student, teacher and family - to discover a meaningful and flourishing life.

Penola Catholic College Emu Plains - Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese Ltd
Every child is different and so is his or her learning journey

Our approach to learning puts the growth of each individual child at the heart of schooling. Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese schools are places of wonder, exploration and endless possibilities. We welcome and truly value each student in our diverse and multicultural learning communities.

Each child’s unique strengths and needs guide the design of the learning opportunities we provide to our students. Our expert teachers will tailor teaching to meet your child at their point of need, track how they are progressing, and respond with extra support when needed. After all, learning how to learn is equally important as what we learn!

How schools support student wellbeing

Our Lady of Lourdes Primary - Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese Ltd
Inspired learning starts with highly motivated and professional teachers

Like you, we know that great teachers make a real difference in a child’s life. Our teachers are lifelong learners too and regularly undertake professional development to keep up to date with current best practice in education.

Learn about our great teachers

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Endless possibilities with learning partners

Our learning approach makes a welcome space for parents, carers and other valued partners to engage with our learners in a deeply personalised, anywhere, anytime approach to learning.

Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese has formal agreements with many institutions that form a wide network of strategic relationships and collaborations to advance research, teaching and innovation in Catholic schools across Greater Western Sydney.

Learning Partnerships - Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese Ltd

Our Learning Journey

The Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese Learning Journey honours the developmental stages in a student’s life. Based on leading educational research and the best of today’s technologies, we prepare students for the workplaces of the future by teaching them how to think critically and creatively, how to communicate effectively and how to work collaboratively.

Catholic Early Learning - Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese Ltd
3 to 5 year olds (Discovery)

A world of discovery through play based learning.

Our Lady of the Angels Primary Castle Hill - Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese Ltd
Kindy to Year 4 (Inquiry)

Developing the whole child as an inquirer.

St Andrews Catholic College Marayong - Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese Ltd
Years 5 to 8 (Connections)

Forming students into creative, critical and reflective thinkers.

CathWest Innovation College - Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese Ltd
Years 9 to 12 (Opportunity)

Empowering students to have the courage to invent their own future.

Igniting interests and nurturing talents

We believe it is important for children to pursue interests and find hobbies they are passionate about outside the classroom of school, and our schools give students exposure to a range of exciting activities.

Learners can choose from more traditional choices such as choir, debating and chess club to contemporary options like lego robotics, band and astronomy, there’s something for everyone!

Talk to your school about what opportunities are available.

There’s something for everyone!

Discover your new passion

Pathway choices to success beyond school


Students who meet the graduation requirements will receive their HSC which is generally a pathway to university.

Innovation pathways

Have a dream or a passion and aren’t sure what to do with it? We work with you to deliver learning that’s just right.

Trade Training pathways

Want to get into a trade? We’ll put you on the right track! Start a career while you finish your HSC.

School of Now

Sign up for electives that may not be offered at your home school (like Engineering Studies and Software Design).

Vocational Education

VET courses give students the freedom to explore roles and industries they may wish to pursue.

Post school options for additional needs students

Teachers, mentors and workplace trainers support students to undertake workplace learning tailored to the needs of the student.

Equipping students with the skills to contribute successfully to their lives and to their communities
Religious Education - Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese Ltd
Religious Education
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education - Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese Ltd
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
Creative and Performing Arts - Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese Ltd
CAPTIVATE Creative and Performing Arts
Representative Sport - Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese Ltd
Representative Sport
Marist Learning Zone - Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese Ltd
Marist Learning Zone
Specialised Programs - Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese Ltd
Specialised Programs

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We have 80 caring school communities across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains ready to make your child belong and feel welcomed, valued and confident.

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