Religious Education

Our system of Catholic schools is a work of the Church, under the leadership of our Bishop and in collaboration with priests, parents, students and staff, to realise the mission of bringing the person of Jesus Christ into the lives of the young people in our care and their families.

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Religious Education

Religious Education - Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese Ltd

Jarara Cultural Centre

Jarara Cultural Centre is an integral part of how we share culture, build capacity and provide pastoral care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and their families. A number of our schools also have dedicated yarning spaces, cultural groups and inclusive Aboriginal Cultural Programs. An understanding of Aboriginal spirituality is incorporated into Religious Education programs, prayer and liturgy.

The Jarara Cultural Centre interacts with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and families from across the Diocese.

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Jarara Cultural Centre

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Jarara Catholic Schools Parramatta
CAPTIVATE Creative & Performing Arts Programs

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.

Whether just starting out or already accomplished in dance, drama, music or art, there’s something for everyone!

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Pathways to sporting success

Schools throughout the Diocese of Parramatta offer all students a wide variety of sporting opportunities to challenge themselves and build their confidence.

As well as Personal Development Health and Physical Education (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.

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Pathways to sporting success

Representative School Sport - Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese Ltd

Marist Learning Zone (MLZ)

In the heart of Mount Druitt, a caring team supports young people struggling to stay connected with their schooling. MLZ works offers small group and one-on-one support for disengaged young people enrolled in a CSPD school aimed at reconnecting with education, other forms of training or employment.

Marist Learning Zone (MLZ)

Marist Learning Zone (MLZ) - Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese Ltd
High Support Learning Centres

Open to students from all over the Diocese of Parramatta who have a diagnosis of moderate intellectual disability as a primary disability and low adaptive functioning.

Post School Options

Personalised intervention for students, in Year 9 onwards with additional learning needs, to develop skills that can be transferred to the workplace.

Online Elective Subjects

The School of Now is an innovative program that uses technology to increase student subject choices in Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese secondary schools.

Vocational Education

Our vocational courses engage students with industry leaders to develop hands-on employment experience.

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