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Letter from Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv

Please find attached a pastoral letter from Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv. This is in response to the events last week involving the conviction on child sex offences of Cardinal Pell.

School leaders embrace diversity and inclusion for 2019!

As students across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains continued their preparations for the beginning of the 2019 school year this week, more than 500 Principals and Leaders of Learning gathered at Rosehill Racecourse for Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta’s (CEDP) annual System Leaders’ Day. Read more...

Diocesan School Fees 2019

The Annual Diocesan fees schedule for 2019 include a very modest 2.7% increase on the fees from 2018. School-based fees will also be limited to a 2.7% increase. School-based fees cover the costs of important things such as technology and school administration. School fees are generally billed in instalments during Terms 1, 2 and 3.

Students embrace Indigenous cultural journey

Around 40 students from 10 Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta schools attended the third annual Murama Youth Summit for a deeper appreciation of Indigenous culture and to learn how to keep culture alive! Read more...

Year 9 Masks 2018

Year 9 Masks 2018

Year 10 Paintings

Year 10 Paintings

Business innovation challenges students “to be comfortable with being uncomfortable”!

Students from five schools in the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) embraced the opportunity to be taught the ingenuity needed to be successful in the modern workplace when Macquarie University’s Faculty of Business and Economics, along with Incept Labs, ran a Business Innovation Challenge (BIC). Read more...

Education Mass creates a ‘first’ for the Diocese of Parramatta

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…

2018 Student Residential Address and Other Information collection notice

2018 Student Residential Address and Other Information collection notice: This notice is from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training (the department), to advise you that the department has requested that your child’s school provide a statement of addresses, in accordance with the Australian Education Regulation 2013 (Cth) (the Regulation). Please read full note.

HSC student writes debut novel on the side!

To stress less during his Year 12 studies, St Columba's Catholic College Springwood student Oliver Smuhar committed up to three hours of an evening to creative writing. As a result, Oliver has self-published his first novel, The Gifts of Life, all before doing his HSC exams! Read more...