Latest in: Catholic Education

  • News & Events Weekly Update

    Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) Early-bird registration has now opened for the largest gathering of young Catholics since World Youth Day Sydney in 2008! Bishop Vincent & Catholic Youth Parramatta invite young people from Year 9 to 30 years of age to celebrate the young heart of the Church,...
  • Smart Data Leads to Smart Solutions for Students

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta Search engines like Google, websites such as Amazon and social media platforms like Facebook all collect data. This data is used to gain greater insight into its users and then deliver a more personalised experience. In different ways,...
  • A Learning Revolution

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta Those of us born before the 1990s have had the experience, and some might say benefit, of living in two worlds. The pre-digital world was the word of VHS tapes, pay phones and typewriters. In the digital world...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 9th – Wednesday 2nd August 2017 Annual Leave. Thursday 3rd August 2017 at 11:00am Votive Mass of St John Vianney with the clergy of the Diocese at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Thursday 3rd August 2017 at 5:00pm Celebrates Mass for the Franciscan Schools Conference at the Novotel Hotel...
  • Education is for all

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta Recently, Senator Pauline Hanson suggested that children with disabilities, including children with autism, should be removed from mainstream classrooms because they are holding their classmates back. Some people chose to defend the comments as an attempt at highlighting...
  • The social aspect of schooling

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta   One of the first questions I ask when I have the opportunity to sit and speak with students is ‘What do you like most about school?’ Can you guess their response? Overwhelmingly the majority of them say...
  • Catholic schools and local parishes aim to improve connections

    What is the role of a pastor in a Catholic school in 2017? This was the question discussed by more than 220 principals, religious education coordinators and clergy at the Priests, Principals, RECs Forum hosted by the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) on 8 June, 2017. CEDP Executive...
  • Celebration Day for Young Teachers of the Faith

    Secondary students who volunteer as Special Religious Educators (SREs) in state primary schools gathered at Bede Polding College, South Windsor for a day of fun, faith and formation to celebrate their contribution to faith education on 19 October 2016. 80 students from five schools attended the first celebration day...
  • 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...
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