Catholic Education

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Launch of e-conference Lessons from the Long Paddock on 6 June

    By Kate Englebrecht For many people, experience of Catholic faith and life is challenging.  In light of the times, the need for us all to reflect and think again about ‘who we are’ and ‘what matters to us’ is very clear and urgent. The situation of the Church in...
  • 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...
  • Ash Wednesday at St Patrick’s Cathedral

    By Jordan Grantham, Catholic Outlook St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta had Ash Wednesday Masses at 6.45am, 12.30pm and 7.30pm on 1 March 2017. Here are photographs from the 12.30pm Mass, celebrated by Very Rev Fr Robert Bossini, Dean of the Cathedral Parish of St Patrick’s, Parramatta. The Mass was attended...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 18 December 2016 Celebrates Holy Mass of the Fourth Sunday of Advent at St Madeleine Sophie Barat Parish, Kenthurst, at 10.00am. Thursday 22 December 2016 Celebrates Holy Mass on the occasion of the 65th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood of Rev Fr Claude Borg MSSP at St...
  • Child’s play is serious business for 2017 Br John Taylor Fellow

    The importance of play in developing a child’s learning ability is the subject of the 2017 Brother John Taylor Fellowship, a $25,000 research prize given by Catholic Education Commission NSW (CECNSW). On Monday 12 January 2017, CECNSW deputy chairman Peter Turner presented the prestigious annual fellowship to Kim Moroney,...
  • Students create A Place at the Table

    By Sr Louise McKeogh FMA, Catholic Outlook, November 2016 St Patrick’s Cathedral hall in Parramatta was filled with the sounds of 100 excited Year 9 student leaders on 12 October 2016, all seeking to learn more about creating a place at the table, this year’s Social Justice Statement from...