Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Br Patrick Howlett FMS honoured with Doctor of Education

    Br Patrick Howlett FMS was honoured for his commitment to and advancement of Catholic education in New South Wales, at The University of Notre Dame‘s Sydney Campus Graduation Ceremony on 14 March 2017. A pioneer of Catholic education in the Marist tradition for more than 50 years, Br Patrick...
  • Final Print Edition of ‘Catholic Outlook’

    By Jane Favotto, Catholic Outlook, March 2017 In February 1998, Bishop Kevin Manning launched Catholic Outlook, a monthly newspaper for Catholics in the Diocese of Parramatta. Writing in the first issue, Bishop Manning said: “It gives me great joy to write my first letter to you in Catholic Outlook,...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 22 January 2017 Celebrates Solemn Pontifical Mass for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, at 11am. Wednesday 25 January 2017 Delivers an address at the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta System Leadership Day. Sunday 29 January 2017 Celebrates Pontifical Mass of the 4th...
  • Helping to make a difference in young students’ lives

    By Princess Pacleb and Marielle Dominguez, Catholic Outlook, December 2016 There is something heart-warming about walking into a classroom full of gleaming faces, full of hope and happiness. As student catechists, we are not just teaching younger students about the compelling Word of God, but making a difference in...
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