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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...
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...
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...
Relieving Executive Director Christine Howe invites the community to learn more about how the Curriculum is about sharing our Catholic faith with children and young people in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains. Watch the video...
In response to the “signs of the times”, Catholic schools across Western Sydney are changing the way students learn about faith. A bold new Religious Education curriculum has been developed based on the big questions students themselves ask about life, identity and belonging. Read more...
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...
Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) is partnering with Family Zone to roll out cyber safety to support students with their home learning. Read more...
Throughout our network of 32 early years education and care services, time and space is set aside for our children to learn about the Catholic and other faiths, with a particular focus on Lenten themes at this time of year. Read more...

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Students from Catholic schools across Western Sydney attended the fourth annual Murama Youth Summit to gain a deeper appreciation of Australia’s unique Indigenous culture. The inspirational event encouraged each of them to achieve their best no matter what setbacks might come their way.
Project Compassion Thank you for being so generous in supporting our Project Compassion appeal. We have almost raised $1000, which is double our school goal! Classes will continue collecting in their Project Compassion boxes until the end of Lent. Michaela is a 21-year-old trainee at Purple House, a dialysis center in the Central Desert for people suffering from kidney disease. Read more...

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