New teachers and leaders called to serve
Beginning teachers, new school principals and leaders gathered for a moving celebration at St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta as Bishop Vincent Long and Parish Priests blessed and welcomed Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese staff to their new roles.
Aspirations for Western Sydney students drive new Catholic schools leader
With more than 20 years of experience leading some of Australia’s largest not-for-profit organisations, Executive Director Jack de Groot is excited to begin a new journey with Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese (CPSD)
The changes coming to the new primary school curriculum this week
Almost 65,000 kindergarten students will start at NSW public schools this week as a new syllabus that mandates the use of phonics when teaching pupils to read is rolled out in all classrooms. Read more....
Our ‘Sultan of Speed’ shines at Australian All Schools
One of the most exciting young stars in Australian athletics, St John XXIII Catholic College student Sebastian Sultana continues to show why he’s regarded as a future Olympic star with his double gold win at the recent Australian All Schools Track and Field Championships in Adelaide.
Sultana and our students shine at NSW All Schools
Gifted St John XXIII Catholic College student Sebastian Sultana is being heralded as a future Olympian and Commonwealth Games star after he and a number of other Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta students produced amazing results at the NSW All Schools Championships recently.
Voice of Youth celebrates 35 years of showcasing strong student voices
Six Year 6 students selected from across 59 primary schools in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains recently competed in the Diocesan Voice of Youth Public Speaking Competition Grand Final on the 20th of September.
St Luke’s student a roaring success in Lion King International
St Luke's Catholic College Marsden Park Year 5 student Elijah Camerino is setting the world stage alight! The talented student has a lead role as Young Simba in Disney's The Lion King International Tour as it travels throughout Asia and the Middle East.
The challenge to build a contemporary, cutting-edge curriculum
For St Luke's principal, Greg Miller, the solution is in acknowledging that young people can learn anywhere, at any time, and not just within the hours of 8:30 and 3:00, Monday to Friday.
Catholic education champion calls time after 48 years service
Greg Whitby AM KSG will retire as Executive Director of Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta at the end of the 2022 school year. Over more than 40 years service to education, Greg has been a champion of innovation and change in learning and teaching.
Readers are winners
Congratulations to our winners and all who entered the 2021/22 Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge (EDSRC), it has been an incredible competition this year with a large number of entries.