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Students are encouraged to believe in themselves and 'Dream Big'!

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.

Australian hero inspires new name for Emu Plains Catholic College

From 2020, McCarthy Catholic College will have a new name, recognising education pioneer St Mary of the Cross MacKillop. The well-known local school will be known as Penola Catholic College Emu Plains. Read more...

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Students focus on genuine human encounters in a digital world!

Students from 15 Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta high schools gathered at the fourth annual Social Justice Day to discuss genuine human encounters in our digital world. This annual day is aimed at launching the yearly Australian Catholic Social Justice statement, which this year is focused on addressing how the internet has changed the way we communicate, work, learn, and do business - and how we can contribute towards a more just and loving digital world. Read more...

Breakfast, pets and managing HSC stress

There’s no doubt that the Higher School Certificate (HSC) examinations can be a stressful time for some young people across New South Wales. While their classroom journey may have ended, it’s a time of transition, excitement, apprehension and uncertainty as thousands of students transition into their post-school lives. Read more...

Catechists celebrate annual CCD Mass

More than 500 Special Religious Education teachers (SRE/catechists) from across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains made their way to St Andrew the Apostle Parish, Marayong, joining 200 student SREs from 19 Catholic high schools, for the annual Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) Mass and Awards Ceremony. Read more...

Vinnies Van

On the 19th of September staff and participated in helping the less fortunate by voulerntering at night to vinnies van. Read more...

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Young leaders light up the world

Twenty-seven outstanding young leaders from secondary schools across the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta were recognised through the Bishop of Parramatta awards for student excellence in 2019. Read more...

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta wins Big at NSW Training Awards!

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta has taken out the award for Small Provider of the Year at the prestigious NSW Training Awards. Outstanding student Andrew Hogan was also a finalist for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year category. Read more...

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Schools Unite Behind 'R U OK?' Day

There was an abundance of yellow throughout school communities over the last week as students and staff around the Diocese of Parramatta came together to raise awareness and start a conversation about mental health and wellbeing through Australia’s annual ‘R U OK? Day’. Read more...

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Bishop inspires schools to break down barriers at Education Mass!

Up to 75 Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta school were represented at the annual Diocesan Education Mass which featured an inspiring homily by Bishop Vincent Long aimed at re energising schools in their mission to transform the lives of their students. Read More...