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COSHC Sharing Friendships

The children at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Out of School Hours Care (COSHC), have a whole lot of new friends each afternoon when they are joined by the children from Santa Sophia Primary School, the new primary school currently sharing their school grounds. Read more...

Feedback helps schools improve student outcomes

Since 2018, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta has partnered with The Learning Bar on the annual Tell Them From Me (TTFM) online surveys for students, teachers, and parents and carers. Read more...

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Energy reduction program a winner for schools

In coming months, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta will complete a comprehensive three-year school Energy Efficiency program that is tipped to reduce carbon emissions by 2,442 tonnes each year. Read more...

Reconciliation ‘More than a Word’ for Catholic schools

Truth-telling was the focus when Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta representatives were Welcomed to Dharug Country during Reconciliation Week. The powerful event held on the site of the Blacktown Native Institute in Oakhurst will have a lasting impact as Catholic schools in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains put Reconciliation into action in 2021. Read more...

Local principals share NAPLAN tips

With NAPLAN returning this week for the first time since COVID-19, local schools are preparing to support students in the Nation-wide assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. For many schools, this is the first time that NAPLAN will be conducted online. Read more...

Catholic students together apart during LIFTED week

In late February, Catholic Youth Parramatta (CYP) hosted their regular LIFTED sessions online, featuring music, prayer, reflection and action for primary school students, Year 12 leaders, young adults and Faith in Action Team (FIAT) teachers across the Diocese of Parramatta. FIAT teachers work together to offer additional opportunities for faith formation to students within their school community. Read more...

Readers are winners!

This year 661 students from Catholic schools across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains stepped up to take the Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge! In total, 4185 books were read as part of the competition: over 1000 more books than last year! Today the winners were announced. Read more...

CEDP Leaders rise to challenge ahead

In the final days of the summer holidays, more than 500 leaders from Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) schools gathered virtually to prepare for the 2021 school year. Read more...

Schools celebrate NAIDOC Week

This week, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta schools will celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Rescheduled due to COVID-19, NAIDOC Week events include smoking ceremonies, an all-schools dance lesson streamed through Youtube and the virtual Murama Indigenous Youth Summit. Read more...

Schools show support for Beirut

Six weeks on from the explosion that devastated the Lebanese capital, the resulting humanitarian crisis remains in the thoughts and prayers of the Catholic education community of Western Sydney. Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta students have also put their faith into action with fundraising efforts to support the people of Beirut at a school level. Read more...