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Marists celebrate 150 years of Marist Education in Australia

Marists celebrate 150 years of Marist Education in Australia

ABC News Back to school report

ABC News Sydney filed this report into the NSW Government's plans for a staggered return to school for all students, starting in late October. Education officials are saying that the return to school still depends on the rate of infection in certain LGAs. Read more...

Energy reduction program a winner for schools

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...

Reconciliation ‘More than a Word’ for Catholic schools

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...

Schools celebrate NAIDOC Week

This week, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta schools will celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Rescheduled due to COVID-19, NAIDOC Week events include smoking ceremonies, an all-schools dance lesson streamed through Youtube and the virtual Murama Indigenous Youth Summit. Read more...

LIFTED special gives Year 12 students a boost

Virtual cheers and wishes flowed on Sunday night as Bishop Vincent Long, IFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta provided a special online blessing for Year 12 students across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains ahead of their HSC exams. Read more...

Students build mental health awareness in schools

One hundred and thirty Year 9 students from 20 Catholic secondary schools across western Sydney have met virtually to reflect on mental health at a special Social Justice Day. Read more...

Catechists celebrate annual CCD Mass

More than 500 Special Religious Education teachers (SRE/catechists) from across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains made their way to St Andrew the Apostle Parish, Marayong, joining 200 student SREs from 19 Catholic high schools, for the annual Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) Mass and Awards Ceremony. Read more...

Young leaders light up the world

Twenty-seven outstanding young leaders from secondary schools across the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta were recognised through the Bishop of Parramatta awards for student excellence in 2019. 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...