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Chatterbox Live empowers Primary school students to speak up!

Year 5 and 6 students recently questioned Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta Executive Director Greg Whitby about some of the big issues in education. Homework, bullying and school shoes were hot topics when Holy Family Primary, Emerton hosted the second ever Chatterbox Live. Read more...

Primary school students put faith into action at LIFTED Live Jr

There was singing, dancing, screaming and sharing aplenty as 762 primary school students from Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains put their faith into action at the second LIFTED Live Jnr event. Read more...

St Mary's Rydalmere appear on Channel Seven News Sydney

It was a milestone for thousands of families todays as their little ones went to school for the very first time. Many Catholic schools like St Mary's Rydalmere had orientation days for Kindy last week. These new students have been getting stuck into learning life's essentials as they begin their 13 years of education. Watch the video from 7 News...

School leaders embrace diversity and inclusion for 2019!

As students across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains continued their preparations for the beginning of the 2019 school year this week, more than 500 Principals and Leaders of Learning gathered at Rosehill Racecourse for Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta’s (CEDP) annual System Leaders’ Day. Read more...

First Day of School 2019

Students were welcomed back to school on Day 1 of 2019 with numerous activities set up in the playground including putt putt golf, an art table for drawing and painting, sporting, maths and english challenges along with a huge maze. Read more........

Education Mass creates a first for the Diocese of Parramatta

It was a first for Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta recently when the largest cross section of Western Sydney schools attended the annual Diocesan Education Mass at the Cathedral Church of St Patrick’s in Parramatta. Read more…

Positive behaviour creates great learning!

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) school leaders and teachers were given a special opportunity to expand their knowledge of Positive Behaviour Support For Learning (PBS4L) when Dr Tim Lewis, Professor of Special Education at the University of Missouri, shared his research with them recently. Read more…

Captivate shines during spectacular showcase performance

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta students had the opportunity to shine when the Captivate performing and creative arts program recently hosted its 10th Anniversary Showcase at Quaycentre, Sydney Olympic Park. Read more...

Shiver me timbers!

As students made their way back to school at St Mary’s Primary, Rydalmere, they were greeted by their Principal Richard Blissenden dressed up as a Sea Captain and invited to enter the school by walking the plank! Read more...

‘Mad scientists' of Year 5 learning that solids, liquids and gases all ‘matter’!

Year 5 have been doing some ’solid’ inquiry-based learning around solids, liquids and gases and recently presented their knowledge about the properties of solids, liquids and gases! Read more...