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Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta provides quality learning and teaching in both primary and secondary schools


Twenty-nine outstanding young leaders from secondary schools across the Diocese of Parramatta were recognised through the 2021 Bishop’s Award for Student Excellence. For the second year running, the awards were conferred virtually as a result of COVID-19.
ABC News Sydney filed this special report for R U OK? Day where they talked to Caroline Chisholm College captain Ammaleah and CEDP Director Wellbeing Dr Greg Elliott about how students are staying connected and looking out for each other's wellbeing during the extended lockdown. Read more...
This National Child Protection Week, we reflect on how we are creating a safe, engaging and respectful Church for all children, adults at risk, and the whole community in the Diocese of Parramatta. Read more...


From reaching out for help, self care and socialising over Zoom meetings, Penrith’s top educators have revealed the ways to make the most of homeschooling for both students and their parents during the pandemic. Read more...
After more than two months of homeschooling and preparation for the HSC under way, Parramatta’s top educators are sharing tips on how to survive the rest of the year. Read more...
Principal at Catherine McAuley Westmead, Mary Refalo, shares her thoughts, and details the challenges faced throughout COVID-19. Read more...
What started as a novel idea by one Hawkesbury school to adapt the annual Book Week parade to a life in lockdown has spread around north-west Sydney. Read more...
ABC News Sydney filed this report into the NSW Government's plans for a staggered return to school for all students, starting in late October. Education officials are saying that the return to school still depends on the rate of infection in certain LGAs. Read more...
Delany Catholic College Granville delivered special gift packs to its Year 12 students recently and recently held a virtual afternoon tea to help brighten the day of those undergoing exam-prep stress. Read more...
He might only be in Year 10 but St Mark’s Catholic College (part of the Catholic Learning Community of St John XXIII Stanhope Gardens) student Ethan Zamit is making some noise as he eyes a career in the entertainment industry and has been named a state finalist for VET in Schools Students of the Year at the NSW Training Awards.


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