Extra-curricular activities allow students to enhance their knowledge, skills, friendships and confidence beyond the classroom.

These activities are considered to be an integral part of school life in both primary and secondary schools and are central to each school's commitment to the academic, social and emotional wellbeing of their students.

Not all opportunities are offered at every Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta school. Talk to your local school about what is available for your child.

Creative and Performing Arts

CEDP’s creative and performing arts program, CAPTIVATE, provides learning and performance opportunities for Catholic school students in the Diocese of Parramatta from Years 5 to 12 and connects them with Australia's leading creative arts professionals and their wealth of experience and networks.

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School Sport

A wide variety of sporting opportunities are available for students to challenge themselves and build their confidence. As well as PDHPE and sport within schools, representative opportunities are offered to students through the Primary and Secondary sports councils, who are responsible for the provision of opportunities for students to participate in representative teams for a variety of sports.

Learn about representative sport

Social Justice

Under the pastoral leadership of the Bishop of Parramatta, the Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD, students and staff are encouraged to reach out to those most in need. This includes opportunities to support key social justice programs such as St Vincent de Paul (Vinnies), Project Compassion, and environmental sustainability and mental health initiatives.

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Camps and Retreats

Designed to complement the religious and academic development of students, these activities promote self-reliance, initiative, cooperation, confidence, leadership, and the capacity to deal with significant emotional and physical challenges. The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is offered at some secondary schools in the Diocese as an additional avenue to pursue those objectives.

Other commonly offered activities throughout Parramatta Diocesan schools include
Mock Trials
Chess Club
Voice of Youth
Dance Clubs
Art Competitions
Science Clubs
Coding Clubs
Maths Clubs
School Newspapers
School Celebrations

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