Catholic Education: Around the Grounds

2 April 2020
CathWest students can grab a coffee on their way to class from the onsite cafe operated by both students and staff. Image: Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta.


Highlights of programs and news events from Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, as featured in the Autumn 2020 Edition of the Catholic Outlook Magazine.


Class of 2020

St Agnes Catholic High School Rooty Hill and St Clare’s Catholic High School Hassall Grove welcomed their first Year 12 students at the beginning of the 2020 school year!

“We’re so proud of these students, and the opportunity we’ve been able to provide for them to complete their studies at the school,” St Clare’s Catholic High School Principal Kevin Jones said.


School done differently

With locations in Emu Plains and Mount Druitt, CathWest Innovation College really is school done differently. CathWest Innovation College provides innovative pathways for students alongside trade training opportunities. Students are supported in their learning through professional mentoring, exciting industry partnerships, work placements and recognised qualifications.


Penola Catholic College Emu Plains

The 2020 school year saw Years 7 to 12 students return to a great local school with a brand new name. McCarthy Catholic College is now known as Penola Catholic College Emu Plains.

College Principal Leader Tania Cairns is proud of the strong reputation the College continues to develop in the Penrith and Lower Mountains area. “We’re all about excellent learning opportunities and high expectations for every student,” Tania said.


Growing opportunities for Catholic education

With significant population growth across Western Sydney, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta is working hard to meet the needs of local families. We’re responding to increased demand for enrolments in many ways including through several major projects.

This includes planning for Westmead Catholic Community, including new parish and community services and additional enrolment opportunities through major investment in the four outstanding Westmead Catholic schools. The planning process also continues for Santa Sophia Catholic College’s permanent home in Box Hill.


With thanks to Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta.


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