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Schools take time out to reflect on the Stations of the Cross!

As schools were finishing Term 1, some took the time to reflect on the meaning of Easter and the story of Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice. Two schools in particular, St Andrews Primary School, Marayong and Sacred Heart Primary, Mount Druitt, focused their reflection time on the Stations of the Cross. Read more...

‘Everyone Belongs’ - Harmony Day celebrated in a sea of colour and culture!

Throughout Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, schools have been celebrating Harmony Day in all its colour and diversity! Read more...

Chatterbox Live empowers Primary school students to speak up!

Year 5 and 6 students recently questioned Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta Executive Director Greg Whitby about some of the big issues in education. Homework, bullying and school shoes were hot topics when Holy Family Primary, Emerton hosted the second ever Chatterbox Live. Read more...

Primary school students put faith into action at LIFTED Live Jr

There was singing, dancing, screaming and sharing aplenty as 762 primary school students from Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains put their faith into action at the second LIFTED Live Jnr event. Read more...

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...

St Andrews discovers fresh food trail

Year 5 students from St Andrew’s Primary Marayong got a rare “Discovery Tour” of their local Woolworths store in a bid to enhance what they have learnt in their Science and Geography Project Based Learning (PBL) unit. Read more...

St Andrew’s new learning centre is a blessing!

It was a beautiful bright sunny day when Bishop Vincent Long and Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) Executive Director Greg Whitby blessed St Andrew’s Primary, Marayong’s new Sr Josita Paczkowska Learning Centre. Read more...

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…

Opening and Blessing of The Sister Josita Learning Space

On Tuesday the 30th of October, at St Andrew's Primary School, all staff and students, along with Bishop Vincent, Monsignor Ron McFarlane, the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, Mayor Stephen Bali and Member of Parliament Kevin Conolly gathered for the official opening and blessing of the Stage 2 Building.

Positive behaviour creates great learning!

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) school leaders and teachers were given a special opportunity to expand their knowledge of Positive Behaviour Support For Learning (PBS4L) when Dr Tim Lewis, Professor of Special Education at the University of Missouri, shared his research with them recently. Read more...