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Energy reduction program a winner for schools

In coming months, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta will complete a comprehensive three-year school Energy Efficiency program that is tipped to reduce carbon emissions by 2,442 tonnes each year. Read more...

Reconciliation ‘More than a Word’ for Catholic schools

Truth-telling was the focus when Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta representatives were Welcomed to Dharug Country during Reconciliation Week. The powerful event held on the site of the Blacktown Native Institute in Oakhurst will have a lasting impact as Catholic schools in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains put Reconciliation into action in 2021. Read more...

NAPLAN Tests return

NOBODY likes tests but it is fair to say that the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) creates more than its fair share of controversy among both educators and parents. Read more...

Powerful Anzac message focuses on mateship

Aboriginal war veteran Uncle David Williams took part in a moving ANZAC ceremony at Holy Family Primary East Granville, delivering a powerful message to students about Anzac mateship and the important role indigenous people played serving our country at war. Read more...

Schools celebrate NAIDOC Week

This week, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta schools will celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Rescheduled due to COVID-19, NAIDOC Week events include smoking ceremonies, an all-schools dance lesson streamed through Youtube and the virtual Murama Indigenous Youth Summit. Read more...

School has hoot at mascot launch

Recognising Granville's rich heritage helped motivate Holy Family Primary East Granville in the creation of their new owl mascot 'Bukbuk', as part of an amazing day of activities to launch the school's Positive Behaviour Support for Learning (PBS4L) program. Read more...

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World Environment Day - Catholic schools make time for nature

As we enter into a week celebrating the World Environment, we want to highlight how some of our schools are caring for our earth. Read more...

Holy Cross Glenwood a shining example when it comes to PBS4L!

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) teachers were given the chance to see how the Positive Behaviour Support for Learning (PBS4L) framework is making a difference at Holy Cross Primary Glenwood. The school hosted up to 120 CEDP teachers and staff along with the Executive Director Greg Whitby and Director of Learning Sue Walsh, as they shared their PBS4L journey so far. Read more...

Grandparents mean the world to us!

Grandparents throughout Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta were celebrated by their families and local school communities on the Feast Day of St Anne and St Joachim recently. This special day is named for the parents of St Mary, mother of Jesus! Read more...

Chatterbox Live encourages a conversation with parents !

Up to 250 parents participated in Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta’s third Chatterbox Live event. The popular Q&A session provided parents and carers with a direct line to Executive Director Greg Whitby. Read more...