Latest in: Catholic Education

  • Pre-qualifying for the HSC

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta From this year, Year 9 students across NSW will be required to pre-qualify for the Higher School Certificate. What does all this mean? Simply, students will need to meet a minimum standard (above band 8) in reading, writing...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond   2018 Lenten Message from Bishop Vincent To read Bishop Vincent’s Lenten Message in full and watch the video, please visit: goo.gl/2F77m9 Pre-marriage preparation courses The Life, Marriage and Family Office are again offering Pre-Marriage preparation courses for couples...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 18th February 2018 at 11:30am Celebrates Pontifical Mass of the First Sunday of Lent with the celebration of Lunar New Year at St Monica’s Parish, North Parramatta. Sunday 18th February 2018 at 2:00pm Presides at the Rite of Election at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Tuesday 20th February 2018...
  • ‘Towing’ the line

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta These days, we know much more about how learners learn and what constitutes good teaching than we did in the past. That is why the industrial model of schooling has passed its use-by date. Yet for some reason...
  • Santa Sophia Catholic College community celebrates first Mass

    Santa Sophia Catholic College achieved another milestone last week when students and staff attended Mass together for the first time at Our Lady of the Angels Parish in Kellyville. To mark this historic occasion for Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta’s newest school, the Eucharist was celebrated by Parish Priest...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond   Fasting and Reparation The Australian Catholic bishops have proclaimed the days from Ash Wednesday until the following Saturday (February 14-17) Days of Fasting and Reparation in sorrow for child sexual abuse and the healing of victims. In addition...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 11th February 2018 at 11:00am Celebrates Solemn Pontifical Mass of the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Tuesday 13th February 2018 Attends the Shrove Tuesday Clergy Conference. Wednesday 14th February 2018 at 7:00pm Celebrates Solemn Pontifical Mass for Ash Wednesday with the official national...
  • Good News for Religious Education in State Schools in 2017

    The Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) Diocese of Parramatta, is the agency of the Catholic Church that coordinates, trains and guides the volunteer catechists who go into state schools in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains to share their faith and instruct children in the teachings of the Catholic...
  • Catholic Education committed to working for a fair funding arrangement

    The National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC), which met yesterday, remains committed to working with Minister Birmingham, the Federal Government, and the independent and government school sectors to ensure a fair distribution of funds for schools and school systems is achieved. Acting executive director Ray Collins said “the NCEC has, over the...
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