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  • St Margaret Mary’s Mini Vinnies students Sleepout at school!

    St Margaret Mary’s Primary School Merrylands held a very successful Mini Vinnies sleepout raising both awareness about homelessness, and a tremendous $8 115 to buy essential items for people in need. Read more...
  • 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...
  • Students day a complete ‘write-off’

    It is no easy feat to plan, write and illustrate a book within twelve hours. Throw in some compulsory characters, keywords and the challenges of group work and you have the Write A Book In A Day competition. Read more...
  • Teachers reach out to those in need!

    A recent Formation Day for staff at Our Lady of Angels (OLA) Rouse Hill provided insight into the lives of marginalised people further afield. Staff travelled into the inner city to learn about a range of outreach programs run by the Catholic Parish of St Canice’s, Elizabeth Bay and the Wayside Chapel, Kings Cross. Read more...
  • Striking a great teacher

    Having a great teacher is like striking gold or winning the lottery. For learners, the rewards are just as tangible in terms of motivation, goals and well-being. Read more...
  • EMU intervention specialist maths teachers ‘add’ to their learning!

    EMU Intervention specialist teachers were recognised for continuing their own learning journeys recently when they graduated from the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta Extending Mathematical Understanding (EMU) Intervention Specialist Teacher course. Read more…
  • Schools unite to support our farmers!

    Catholic schools across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains have united in their bid to raise much-needed funds for NSW’s drought-stricken farmers. Read more...




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