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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...
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...

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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........

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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…

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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…

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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...

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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...

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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...

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The school community joined together on Thursday 16th February 2017 to mark the beginning of the school year. During mass, each grade received a new class candle, blessed by Fr Peter, that will journey with their class as they progress through the years. Teachers new to St Mary's in 2017 were also welcomed and given their own candles to symbolise the role they now play in our community. Read more...

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During Catholic Schools Week St Mary's hosted a morning for parents seeking enrolment for their child in 2017. Parents were welcome to visit the Open Morning and tour the school. Watch our welcome video...

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