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Local principals share NAPLAN tips

With NAPLAN returning this week for the first time since COVID-19, local schools are preparing to support students in the Nation-wide assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. For many schools, this is the first time that NAPLAN will be conducted online. Read more...

Catholic students together apart during LIFTED week

In late February, Catholic Youth Parramatta (CYP) hosted their regular LIFTED sessions online, featuring music, prayer, reflection and action for primary school students, Year 12 leaders, young adults and Faith in Action Team (FIAT) teachers across the Diocese of Parramatta. FIAT teachers work together to offer additional opportunities for faith formation to students within their school community. Read more...

Back in the swim

As COVID-19 restrictions ease, local students and their families are being welcomed back to swimming carnivals. After feeling a little like ‘fish out of water’ in 2020, students were keen to dive back into competitive swimming at the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta Hills Zone Swimming Carnival held at Mount Druitt Swimming Centre. Read more...

Readers are winners!

This year 661 students from Catholic schools across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains stepped up to take the Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge! In total, 4185 books were read as part of the competition: over 1000 more books than last year! Today the winners were announced. Read more...

CEDP Leaders rise to challenge ahead

In the final days of the summer holidays, more than 500 leaders from Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) schools gathered virtually to prepare for the 2021 school year. Read more...

St Matthew's pom-poms bring cheer to school community

Using bright colours and recycled materials, students aimed to create an art installation that was not only beautiful but that would bring joy to the school community. Read more...

Schools celebrate NAIDOC Week

This week, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta schools will celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Rescheduled due to COVID-19, NAIDOC Week events include smoking ceremonies, an all-schools dance lesson streamed through Youtube and the virtual Murama Indigenous Youth Summit. Read more...

Draft New Curriculum for Religious Education to be shared with local families

Relieving Executive Director Christine Howe invites the community to learn more about how the Curriculum is about sharing our Catholic faith with children and young people in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains. Watch the video...

100 days of schooling like no other

As parents dropped their little ones off at ‘big school’ for the first time earlier this year after much excitement and anticipation, with their shiny shoes, oversized uniforms and the promise of learning and new friendships, no one could have predicted what was to come in those first 100 days of school. Read more...

Bold new approach to religious education for Western Sydney students

In response to the “signs of the times”, Catholic schools across Western Sydney are changing the way students learn about faith. A bold new Religious Education curriculum has been developed based on the big questions students themselves ask about life, identity and belonging. Read more...

 

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