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The energy was high as more than 400 students from 24 schools across the Diocese of Parramatta attended LIFTED Live Jr at Wests HQ, Rooty Hill on Thursday 19 May.
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.
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.
St Thomas Aquinas Primary Springwood put faith into action this Refugee Week through support of the work of Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS). In partnership with CatholicCare Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains, this caring school community ran a JRS Food Drive and students learned more about what it means to be a refugee. Read more...
Since 2018, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta has partnered with The Learning Bar on the annual Tell Them From Me (TTFM) online surveys for students, teachers, and parents and carers. Read more...

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In coming months, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta will complete a comprehensive three-year school Energy Efficiency program that is tipped to reduce carbon emissions by 2,442 tonnes each year. Read more...
Truth-telling was the focus when Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta representatives were Welcomed to Dharug Country during Reconciliation Week. The powerful event held on the site of the Blacktown Native Institute in Oakhurst will have a lasting impact as Catholic schools in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains put Reconciliation into action in 2021. Read more...
Catholic students from across the country have joined together in a video performance of the national song ‘Faith in the Future’, to celebrate 200 years of Catholic education in Australia, which marks the anniversary of the first official Catholic school opened in Parramatta in October 1820. Read more...
On Monday 24 May 2021, the Catholic community of the Diocese of Parramatta celebrated 200 years of Catholic education in Australia at a Mass held at St Patrick’s Cathedral. The site of the first Catholic school established by Fr John Therry in 1820 is just a short stroll away in Hunter Street, Parramatta. Read More...
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...