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Ashton McLeod's first national tennis tournament on clay

Ashton McLeod, the rising star from Yarramundi, who attends St Thomas Aquinas Primary, will play his first Australia Clay Court Nationals tournament in Canberra on April 6. Read more...

Learning to code: St Thomas Aquinas students learn a 'new type of literacy'

More than 260 students across all year levels at St Thomas Aquinas Primary in Springwood attended the inaugural coding club lunchtime launch, held over a full week due to popularity.

Chatterbox Live empowers Primary school students to speak up!

Year 5 and 6 students recently questioned Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta Executive Director Greg Whitby about some of the big issues in education. Homework, bullying and school shoes were hot topics when Holy Family Primary, Emerton hosted the second ever Chatterbox Live. Read more...

Primary school students put faith into action at LIFTED Live Jr

There was singing, dancing, screaming and sharing aplenty as 762 primary school students from Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains put their faith into action at the second LIFTED Live Jnr event. Read more...

School leaders embrace diversity and inclusion for 2019!

As students across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains continued their preparations for the beginning of the 2019 school year this week, more than 500 Principals and Leaders of Learning gathered at Rosehill Racecourse for Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta’s (CEDP) annual System Leaders’ Day. Read more...

Positive behaviour creates great learning!

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) school leaders and teachers were given a special opportunity to expand their knowledge of Positive Behaviour Support For Learning (PBS4L) when Dr Tim Lewis, Professor of Special Education at the University of Missouri, shared his research with them recently. Read more…

Captivate shines during spectacular showcase performance

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta students had the opportunity to shine when the Captivate performing and creative arts program recently hosted its 10th Anniversary Showcase at Quaycentre, Sydney Olympic Park. Read more...

Primary students inspired to use their gifts for good!

More than 400 Stage Three students from 12 primary schools across the Diocese of Parramatta including St Thomas Aquinas Primary joined a recent celebration for the Year of Youth at Rooty Hill RSL. Read more...

Australian Education Amendments Bill Petition

As you may be aware, it is expected that the Senate will debate and vote on the Australian Education Amendments Bill later this week. To ensure that the voices of Catholic families and students are heard in this debate, can I ask that you please complete the following petition.

Government Funding & Catholic Schools

Letter from Greg Whitby, Executive Director of Schools.