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Students from 15 Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta high schools gathered at the fourth annual Social Justice Day to discuss genuine human encounters in our digital world. This annual day is aimed at launching the yearly Australian Catholic Social Justice statement, which this year is focused on addressing how the internet has changed the way we communicate, work, learn, and do business - and how we can contribute towards a more just and loving digital world. Read more...
Do you remember when Tourism Queensland put out an advertisement for ‘the best job in the world’? They were looking for a caretaker for the islands in the Great Barrier Reef. Granted, that would have been a very cool gig, but I think they got it wrong...they should have been recruiting teachers. Read more...

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In a recent Sydney Morning Herald article Principals slammed universities' pre-HSC offers to students as 'an appalling practice'. But Greg Whitby, head of the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, said early offers were a practical way to relieve the pressure of exams. Read more...
We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and at Holy Family Primary School in Emerton, a new breakfast program has been launched to ensure that it stays that way! Read more...
There’s no doubt that the Higher School Certificate (HSC) examinations can be a stressful time for some young people across New South Wales. While their classroom journey may have ended, it’s a time of transition, excitement, apprehension and uncertainty as thousands of students transition into their post-school lives. Read more...
The year is really getting away from us, isn’t it? With school back for Term 4, many students will be beginning HSC exams this week. Soon, classrooms will be chockas with candy canes and Christmas cards. Read more...

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St Andrews College Marayong Music Teacher Antonio Chiapetta prides himself on providing his students with the kind of music education he would have wanted as a student and has now been nominated for a Telstra ARIA Award. Read more...
Last year the Parramatta Diocese, inspired by Bishop Vincent, began a journey to rewrite the Religious Education curriculum from a Jesus Kingdom perspective, from the bottom up. Taking the 3000 responses from students, the team used student survey responses to create learning cycles that answered students’ wonderings. St Pauls College Greystanes students were challenged by new learning cycle ‘Let It Reign’ to think differently about the Reign of God. Read more...
Students at Emmaus Catholic College, Kemps Creek and Bede Polding Catholic College, Windsor, are walking the talk when it comes to raising awareness around domestic violence and creating positive relationships. Read more...

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More than 500 Special Religious Education teachers (SRE/catechists) from across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains made their way to St Andrew the Apostle Parish, Marayong, joining 200 student SREs from 19 Catholic high schools, for the annual Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) Mass and Awards Ceremony. Read more...