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After months of home learning, students in kindergarten, year 1 and year 12 return to face-to-face learning today but, while parents are glad their children are getting back to some normality, they know the virus is still out there. Read more...
With orientation sessions on hold for many 2022 school starters, St Canice's Primary Katoomba Principal Miriam Meaney has some practical advice for parents and carers of the littlest learners in our local communities. Read more...


Rugby fanatic Lucas Watson’s dream came true when his St Andrews College classmates arranged a special surprise for the superfan – tickets to a Parramatta Eels game!
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...


As millions of Australians grapple with the latest lockdown, working from home, remote learning and the lack of social interaction outside of the home, Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta are putting the focus on wellbeing for families during this difficult time. Read more...


Are you looking for some practical ideas to help support your child's wellbeing during this period of remote learning? Santa Sophia Catholic College Wellbeing Leader Anoushka Houseman has shared these helpful tips for families. Read more...
Demi Spiteri, a Year 12 student and the Blacktown City Council Youth Ambassador has been working tirelessly after school hours as a voice for the youth in our local community. Read more...
A new lunchtime initiative at Christ the King Primary, North Rocks is providing students who may not like or want to participate in active play, such as running around or playing sport, with an opportunity to have fun during their lunch break through passive play. Read more...
In March 2020 it was COVID-19. This year as we neared the end of Term One, a one-in-100- year rain event across NSW and particularly bad flooding in Western Sydney and the Hawkesbury Nepean Valley challenged our schools and families. Read more...


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