Catholic Education

  • Greg Whitby writes in today’s Sydney Morning Herald

    “In Western Sydney, one in four school students attends a Catholic school. Some sections of the commentariat might not like it, but Catholic education is mainstream and we’re here to stay. Penny-pinching packs a punch on school spending, whether a student attends a low-fee systemic Catholic school or the...
  • Latest Appointments in the Diocese of Parramatta

    Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta, has confirmed these appointments in the Diocese of Parramatta:   Very Rev Peter G. Williams Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia from 17 June, 2017 for three years. Very Rev Christopher de Souza Vicar General from 17 June, 2017...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 18th June 2017 at 9:30am Celebrates Pontifical Mass for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Corpus Christi Parish, Cranebrook Wednesday 21st June 2017 at 10:30am Meets with Deans of the Diocese of Parramatta at the Chancery Office, Parramatta Wednesday 21st June...
  • Bishop Vincent Long

    ‘Dear Friends’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 9 June, 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for the Votive Mass of St Patrick at Patrician Brothers College, Blacktown 09 June 2017     Dear friends at Patrician Brothers, It is often said that God works in mysterious ways and I am a...
  • Learning can keep on going at home

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta   How much should parents help with homework? Most teachers have experienced those moments when students come to school with their homework or school projects that look like they are worthy of a Nobel Prize. Then there are...
  • Bishop Vincent, Parra Catholic, Western Sydney Catholic, Blue Mountains Catholic

    ‘Dear Friends’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 6 June, 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for the Memorial of St Marcellin Champagnat on the occasion of Champagnat Day at Parramatta Marist High, Westmead 6 June 2017     Dear Friends, We live in a competitive world that reckons value in numbers...
  • Loosening the apron strings

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta The question that is often asked of children ahead of starting kindergarten is whether they can tie a shoelace, pack their bag and open their own lunchbox. This is an indication of the level of their independence. Young...
  • Aboriginal student reconciles her art and heritage

    Xavier College, Llandilo, student Elissa Simonds uses her stunning paintings to send a powerful message and her Aboriginal heritage is the driving force behind her work. The talented Year 10 artist has been commissioned by the principal to paint a school mural, which will involve Ingenious themes.  She plans...
  • Contemporary learning needs contemporary spaces

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta Here’s a question to ponder. When you walk into a dental surgery, do you expect it to look and function like it did in the 1970s? I suspect the answer is no. That is why we don’t expect...
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