Latest in: Catholic Education

  • Catholic schools welcome National School Resourcing Board appointments

    Catholic Schools NSW (CSNSW) today welcomed the appointments made to the new National School Resourcing Board (NSRB), describing them as a good assembly of skilled Australians. The new Board, whose members were announced this week by Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham, will provide independent oversight of school spending by...
  • 95 Years of Educational Excellence

    On Thursday 26 October, Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta celebrated Mass at St Gabriel’s School Castle Hill to mark their 95th Anniversary. The school community, of families, past students and local dignitaries joined together for the occasion. St Gabriel’s has been providing educational excellence for...
  • Every child has a place at school

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta In June, Queensland senator Pauline Hanson suggested that students with disabilities should be educated separately because of the burden it placed on teachers and other students. That comment sparked heated debate in the community. Parents of children with...
  • Bishop Vincent wants you to nominate

    Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv is calling for nominations for: • Deanery Pastoral Councils, and • The Diocesan Pastoral Council Bishop Vincent seeks to enhance our communion and mission, and recognises that these councils express a rightful co-responsibility for the mission of the Church. These bodies, aligning with our Pastoral...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 29th October 2017 at 11:00am Celebrates Pontifical Mass of the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time at St Raphael’s German Chaplaincy. Thursday 2nd November 2017 at 7:00pm Celebrates Solemn Pontifical Mass for All Soul’s Day at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Saturday 4th November 2017 at 10:00am Delivers an address to the St Clare...
  • Great teachers inspire for a lifetime

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta I recently launched a podcast series called ‘bluyonder voices’ where I chat to educators and educational leaders. One of the first questions I always ask is ‘Which teacher inspired you most and why?’ Without a pause, my guests...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond     Postal survey on proposed change to the Marriage Act We remind you that the survey closes on Tuesday, 7 November 2017 (6pm local time). Any surveys received after this will not be counted. As we exercise our democratic...
  • How to help children deal with traumatic events

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta It’s been difficult to escape recent media coverage of catastrophic hurricanes, terrorist attacks and shootings. As adults, we all respond differently to traumatic events and it is the same for children. It is not always easy for parents...
  • Rooty Hill youth group busts open big issues and shares hope

    Love of Christ and confidence in the truth of the Catholic Faith are clear in secondary teacher Harry Sadsad’s student ministry group at St Agnes Catholic High School, Rooty Hill. For the past four years, up to 40 students gather weekly in the extra-curricular time slot on Thursday afternoons....
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