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Catholic students together apart during LIFTED week

In late February, Catholic Youth Parramatta (CYP) hosted their regular LIFTED sessions online, featuring music, prayer, reflection and action for primary school students, Year 12 leaders, young adults and Faith in Action Team (FIAT) teachers across the Diocese of Parramatta. FIAT teachers work together to offer additional opportunities for faith formation to students within their school community. Read more...

Readers are winners!

This year 661 students from Catholic schools across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains stepped up to take the Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge! In total, 4185 books were read as part of the competition: over 1000 more books than last year! Today the winners were announced. Read more...

CEDP Leaders rise to challenge ahead

In the final days of the summer holidays, more than 500 leaders from Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) schools gathered virtually to prepare for the 2021 school year. Read more...

Students Impress NSW Governor

Students from Holy Family Primary Luddenham left a lasting impression on Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC Governor of NSW during her recent visit, displaying an impressive understanding of politics, government and what it takes to be a good leader. Read more...

Future voters know what it takes to lead

Students from Holy Family Primary Luddenham left a lasting impression on Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC Governor of NSW during her recent visit, displaying an impressive understanding of politics, government and what it takes to be a good leader. Read more...

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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...

2020 Colour Explosion Fun Run

On Friday 18th September Holy Family Primary School participated in their first ever Colour Run Fundraiser. Read more...

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Draft New Curriculum for Religious Education to be shared with local families

Relieving Executive Director Christine Howe invites the community to learn more about how the Curriculum is about sharing our Catholic faith with children and young people in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains. Watch the video...

Book Week at Holy Family Luddenham

The students at Holy Family Luddenham have been diving head first into Book Week with an awesome Book Week Parade including a visit from Australian author/illustrator Matt Cosgrove! Read more...

Bold new approach to religious education for Western Sydney students

In response to the “signs of the times”, Catholic schools across Western Sydney are changing the way students learn about faith. A bold new Religious Education curriculum has been developed based on the big questions students themselves ask about life, identity and belonging. Read more...