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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.

HSC trial exams delayed by two weeks for more than 500 schools

Trial exams written by the CSSA - once known as the Catholic Secondary Schools Association - which are purchased and run by more than 500 Catholic, independent and public schools were due to begin on July 26 but have been delayed until August 9, system leaders were told late on Thursday. Read more...

Supporting refugee students to prepare for life after school

In a new video for Teacher, Executive Director of Schools in the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta, New South Wales, Greg Whitby, sits down with educator Melinda Bowd to discuss her involvement in a Refugee Student Mentoring Program. 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...

Papal Honours for CEDP leaders and educators

21 members of the Diocese of Parramatta, including a significant number of CEDP staff, have been recognised by Pope Francis for their outstanding service to the Catholic Church as leaders and educators. Read more...

Reconciliation Week 2020: A Commitment Statement for Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

As a community of Catholic schools in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains, we stand alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, our First Nation People. Read more...

Chatterbox Live encourages a conversation with parents !

Up to 250 parents participated in Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta’s third Chatterbox Live event. The popular Q&A session provided parents and carers with a direct line to Executive Director Greg Whitby. Read more...

Experiential learning is not experimental learning

On Tuesday evening, ABC’s 7.30 ran a story about the learning model at St Luke’s Catholic College Marsden Park. In just its third year, it is redefining what a school can and should be. It is connecting students with their world rather than forcing them into ours, while giving them the core skills be successful in it. Read more...

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...