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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...
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...
Emmaus Catholic College Kemps Creek has joined a number of Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta schools in running initiatives in support of the 2021 Vinnies Winter Appeal and helping educate students as to the hardships faced by homeless people. Read more...
St Thomas Aquinas Primary Springwood put faith into action this Refugee Week through support of the work of Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS). In partnership with CatholicCare Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains, this caring school community ran a JRS Food Drive and students learned more about what it means to be a refugee. Read more...
In a new video for Teacher, Executive Director of Schools in the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta, New South Wales, Greg Whitby, sits down with educator Melinda Bowd to discuss her involvement in a Refugee Student Mentoring Program. Read more...
A memorial Garden dedicated to the memory of the 6 millions Jews who perished in the Holocaust was recently unveiled at Marian Catholic College Kenthurst. Read more...
St Monica's Primary School Richmond held a novel fundraiser last week, allowing the lucky winner to slime the principal, and raising $14,500 for literacy. 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...
St Agnes Catholic High School Rooty Hill Captain Julian Tan and teacher James Wilson have been overwhelmed by the love and support shown to them by the school community after taking part in the 2021 World’s Greatest Shave in aid of those battling cancer. Read more...
A delegation of students from Xavier College recently attended a United Nations Youth Digital Diplomacy Summit to learn about the impacts of the online world in global communities. Read more...

 

Media enquiries

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


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Greg Whitby
Executive Director

School principals and office staff as appropriate.


Available to comment on

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