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

 

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...
Our Catholic community has been working together to update the way we share our faith with children and young people through a draft new curriculum for Religious Education, Living Life to the Full. Read more...
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...
'Sorry begins with me,' read the message on one hand in a Sea of Hands as Our Lady of the Nativity Lawson joined a number of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta replicating the display which 24 years since its inception, continues to serve as a powerful symbol of reconciliation, hope and public support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Read more...
Truth-telling was the focus when Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta representatives were Welcomed to Dharug Country during Reconciliation Week. The powerful event held on the site of the Blacktown Native Institute in Oakhurst will have a lasting impact as Catholic schools in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains put Reconciliation into action in 2021. Read more...
Catholic students from across the country have joined together in a video performance of the national song ‘Faith in the Future’, to celebrate 200 years of Catholic education in Australia, which marks the anniversary of the first official Catholic school opened in Parramatta in October 1820. Read more...
As night gathered over Parramatta Park on a cool May night, Xavier College Llandilo School Captains Paige Manning and Huntley Jones stood together to greet guests at a civic reception to celebrate 200 Years of Catholic education in Australia. Read more...
On Monday 24 May 2021, the Catholic community of the Diocese of Parramatta celebrated 200 years of Catholic education in Australia at a Mass held at St Patrick’s Cathedral. The site of the first Catholic school established by Fr John Therry in 1820 is just a short stroll away in Hunter Street, Parramatta. Read More...
Year 10 students at St Andrew’s College, Marayong, have taken up Pope Francis’ call to care for their common home – their school. Read more...
Aboriginal war veteran Uncle David Williams took part in a moving ANZAC ceremony at Holy Family Primary East Granville, delivering a powerful message to students about Anzac mateship and the important role indigenous people played serving our country at war. Read more...

 

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Stuart Matters
Media and Communications Officer
0407 609 419
smatters@parra.catholic.edu.au


Spokesperson/s

Greg Whitby
Executive Director

School principals and office staff as appropriate.


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  • Transforming the industrial schooling model
  • Flexible learning spaces
  • Integration of technology into learning