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  • Are devices adding value to learning?

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta There is always debate about how much technologies are adding value to learning and teaching in schools. The question many parents and outsiders ask is whether having access to a computer or iPad actually helps students with their...
  • Companions on a journey

    What is the role of a pastor in a Catholic school in 2017? More than 220 principals, religious education coordinators and clergy discussed this at a forum about improving connections between parish and school. CEDP Executive Director Greg Whitby said the discussion started an important conversation. “Pastors and principals...
  • Special Bond of Grandparents

    Grandparents have a very special place in the lives of their grandchildren across all Catholic schools across western Sydney, providing day-to-day care and emotional support. In some instances grandparents are the primary carers and use their time wisely to boost the wellbeing of their grandchildren and support them in...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond   Deanery and Diocesan Pastoral Councils Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv launched our new councils on Saturday 2 December at St Andrew’s Parish, Marayong. He called on our councils to be listening bodies, particularly to those who are “outside...
  • Delany College wins prestigious award

    Delany College was recognised alongside Australia’s best schools after winning a place in The Educator magazine’s Innovative Schools Awards. The Educator highlighted just 40 Australian schools leading in teaching and learning. Delany was ranked in the company of Knox College, Melbourne Girls Grammar and Geelong Grammar. Judges were impressed...
  • High hopes for 2018 school year

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta For most parents, the practical side of schooling begins very early in January with the back- to-school sales. This is the time when conversations about schooling are dominated by the ‘traditional’ requirements we tend to associate with quality...
  • Launch your Year of Youth!

    Catholic Youth Parramatta is preparing for a huge period of opportunity and growth as we celebrate the Year of Youth in the Australian Catholic Church. The Year of Youth invites the whole church into dialogue about the importance and life-giving presence of young people in the Church and society....
  • Trade training schools offer promising future

    Teenager Mark Doughty wanted a trade but also wanted to finish his HSC so the McCarthy Catholic Trade Training Centre (TTC), Emu Plains was the perfect solution. Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) has two TTCs – the other at Loyola Senior High School, Mt Druitt – where students...
  • Back to school for Australia’s biggest non-government school system

    Two new Catholic schools will open their classrooms this week, bringing the number of NSW Catholic schools to 593 and the number of students to some 260,000. Catholic Schools NSW Chief Executive Officer Dallas McInerney said one in five NSW school students attended a Catholic school, saving taxpayers some...
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