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The last straw for Penola Catholic College

A student-led campaign to protect the environment is making a real difference at Penola Catholic College Emu Plains. Religious Education Coordinator Robert Feeney shares the story of how the school’s Eco Group and Stewardship Team began with a single plastic straw and led to young people from the Penrith region taking practical action on climate change. Read more...

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...

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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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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School leaders embrace diversity and inclusion for 2019!

As students across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains continued their preparations for the beginning of the 2019 school year this week, more than 500 Principals and Leaders of Learning gathered at Rosehill Racecourse for Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta’s (CEDP) annual System Leaders’ Day. Read more...

2019 Term 1 Welcome Letter to Parents

2019 Term 1 Welcome Letter to Parents

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Education Mass creates a ‘first’ for the Diocese of Parramatta

It was a first for Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta recently when the largest cross section of Western Sydney schools attended the annual Diocesan Education Mass at the Cathedral Church of St Patrick’s in Parramatta. Read more…

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Annual CCD Mass 2018

It was a great celebration of this ministry when over 400 SREs from across the Diocese joined the 300 student SREs from Catholic schools, including McCarthy Catholic College Emu Plains, for the Annual Diocesan Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) Mass and Awards Ceremony. Read more...

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Busways Stop Work Meetings CANCELLED

Busways Stop Work Meetings CANCELLED

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Primary students skill up at Catholic Trade Training Centres

Primary students learnt how taking on a trade could lead to a dream job when Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) opened its Trade Training Centres during National Skills Week. Read more...

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