Latest in: Catholic Education

  • Faith in the future

      Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta When I was a student, my parents had what you might call blind trust or acceptance when it came to the work of schools. They never saw it their place to question teachers, they never dreamed of...
  • With Your One Wild and Precious Life

      We had seven beautiful women join us for our discernment weekend on 2-3 of June. These young women aged 18-35 years were invited to look more closely at the gift of consecrated life, our community life within sisterhood and our mission. We seek to live at the heart...
  • Nothing soft about ‘soft skills’

      Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta There is a view among some that Australian students are falling behind because schools are too focused on teaching what are sometimes referred  to ‘soft-skills’ like creativity and collaboration. Since when did deep thinking, being able to...
  • There are many paths to being a successful reader

      Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta We know that high levels of literacy mean more opportunities for young people. We also know that teachers play a critical important role in teaching children how to read. The work of most teachers is evident in...
  • Catholic schools take time out to celebrate families

      Schools throughout Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta took time out last week to celebrate their families. The celebrations saw St Joseph’s Primary, Kingswood launch of its Kingswood Gallery of Fine Arts filled with family portraits for all to see. The Holy Spirit Primary, St Clair community joined together...
  • Libraries play critical role in modern schools

      Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta In case you missed it, last week was Library and Information Week, which recognises the valuable role libraries play in our community and schools. Public libraries are a place of learning, research, ideas, discovery and for some,...
  • Time for Schooling to Keep Up

      Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta If you believe the newspaper headlines, our schools are headed for a shake-up. The recently announced curriculum review is aimed at ‘decluttering’ what many see as an already crowded curriculum, with the priority being to ensure that...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond   Diocese of Parramatta News   Pentecost Pastoral Letter A Pentecost Pastoral Letter from Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv and the Bishops Commission for the Plenary Council can be found here: www.catholicoutlook.org/pentecost The Catholic Foundation May Appeal...
  • Disneyland for learners

      Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta Psychologist and author, Steve Biddulph was on radio recently talking about raising 21st century boys in today’s world. He mentioned research that found boys were on average 20 months behind girls in terms of development. This has...
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