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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...

Students pledge action on the environment

Year 9 students from Catholic secondary schools across Western Sydney have met virtually to discuss what more they can do individually, and in their school communities, families and friendship groups to take action for environmental sustainability and care for the disadvantaged in Australia. Read more...

More time to prepare for HSC exams

HSC students will be given more time to work on their major projects and to prepare for exams to reduce the impact of the current COVID-19 lockdown. Read more...

HSC trial exams delayed by two weeks for more than 500 schools

Trial exams written by the CSSA - once known as the Catholic Secondary Schools Association - which are purchased and run by more than 500 Catholic, independent and public schools were due to begin on July 26 but have been delayed until August 9, system leaders were told late on Thursday. Read more...

Award-winning Penrith student with the lot

Penola Catholic College Emu Plains Vice-Captain Jack Prendergast has been named a finalist for the prestigious Trainee of the Year Award in the regional NSW Training Awards (Western Sydney and Blue Mountains). Read more...

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Student leaders encouraged to be ‘agents of the Gospel’

Coming to the end of their schooling journey, Year 12 student leaders have been given the opportunity to reflect on their years of Catholic education. Read more...

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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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...

'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...

 

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