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Future engineers build real world knowledge

Twenty-one Preliminary HSC Engineering Studies students from ten CEDP secondary schools had a unique opportunity to expand their real world knowledge of their future career at a recent full day workshop at Western Sydney University. Read more...

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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...

HSC a brutal and irrelevant way to define ‘intelligence’

Those who received their results on Friday are already making a major discovery of adult life: things that meant the whole world one day can mean absolutely nothing the next. On Thursday night, the ATAR was the be-all and end-all; by Friday lunch, it was on its way to being forgotten. Learn more in this article featuring students from Penola Catholic College and Patrician Brothers...

CEDP students excel in the arts

A number of Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) Year 12 students have been recognised for their exemplary work in art, dance, music and drama through selection for various Higher School Certificate (HSC) showcases and events. 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...

'Lightning strikes twice': 'Remarkable' similarities of HSC and trial standard English exams

Teachers and students have identified "remarkable" similarities between some questions asked in an HSC English exam and trial tests sat earlier this year in hundreds of schools. Read more...

LIFTED special gives Year 12 students a boost

Virtual cheers and wishes flowed on Sunday night as Bishop Vincent Long, IFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta provided a special online blessing for Year 12 students across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains ahead of their HSC exams. Read more...

Students build mental health awareness in schools

One hundred and thirty Year 9 students from 20 Catholic secondary schools across western Sydney have met virtually to reflect on mental health at a special Social Justice Day. Read more...

 

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