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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.

Kindergarten Open Day Tours

Dates and times for Kindergarten Open Day Tours.


Details about march and wreath laying ceremony.

Staff Development Day - Pupil Free

Planned Staff Development Day

Deng Adut Visit to STA

Visit by New Australian of the Year.

Coffee and Chat

Information about upcoming Coffee & Chat morning tea.

Ash Wednesday Liturgy

Details about Ash Wednesday

A Letter from Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen

Letter from Bishop Vincent in relation to the Royal Commission.

Catholic Schools Week

Information about Catholic Schools Week, 2017

Parramatta Diocesan Team Sports Trials

Entries for 2017 Diocesan Sport Teams

12 month anniversary of Pope Francis' Papal Encyclical Laudato Si

To commemorate the 12 month anniversary of Pope Francis' Papal Encyclical Laudato Si we asked our schools what they have been doing to care for the environment.

Bishop Vincent Long installed as the fourth Bishop of Parramatta

Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains warmly welcomed Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv as the fourth Bishop of Parramatta on the evening of Thursday 16 June 2016 in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta.

Schools launch Cyberwise campaign

Launched on 15 June, Cyberwise is a learning and teaching resource for students, teachers and parents to encourage cybersafety in schools.

Cyberwise awareness for Primary students

Cyberwise awareness for Primary students.

Cyberwise - The making of

Four students from St Mark's Catholic College, Stanhope Gardens​ share their experiences in making the Cyberwise video.

Being Cyberwise

New resources available from CEDP concerning cyber safety.

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta​ welcomes Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen

On 5 May 2016 His Holiness Pope Francis appointed the Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFMConv DD, as the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Parramatta.

CAPTIVATE Showcase tickets on sale

The annual CAPTIVATE Showcase Season runs from 16-27 June. Tickets are on sale now.

2016 Federal Election message

2016 Federal Election message from the Executive Director of Schools Greg Whitby.

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta​ welcomes Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta​ welcomes Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen.

Absence from school Leave Form

Form for planned absences from school

Are you the leader of our next generation school?

St Luke’s Catholic College* will be opening at Marsden Park in 2017 and we are looking for a dynamic Principal leader to establish a high performing Catholic learning community from pre to post school.

Catholic Schools Week 2016

I belong. You belong. We belong.

Parent Volunteers

Information for parents wanting to help with school activities.

Everything’s Connected at 2016 System Leadership Day

Over 450 school and education office leaders in the Diocese of Parramatta gathered at Rosehill Gardens on Thursday 21 January 2016 for the annual system leadership day, prior to the commencement of the new school year.

Teacher Accreditation and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST)

The teacher accreditation landscape is changing as the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) continues to work on implementing the Teacher Accreditation Act.

More Reading Recovery teachers for our students

On Thursday 3 December 2015, the Reading Recovery Graduation ceremony was held at St Francis of Assisi Primary, Glendenning.

Leading for Success at Principals’ Masterclass

The annual Principals’ Masterclass was held on 8 and 9 October 2015, at Rooty Hill RSL, giving school leaders a valuable opportunity to come together to share ideas and participate in professional learning.

Reading Recovery teachers focus on improving students’ oral language

Reading Recovery teachers recently took part in a professional learning day.

Governor General hears stories of hope at St Thomas Aquinas

His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales, accompanied by Mrs Linda Hurley, visited St Thomas Aquinas Primary, Springwood on Saturday 11 July to speak with students and families who lost their homes in the October 2013 bushfires.

Mothers' Day Stall

Notice about Mothers' Day Stall

ANZAC Day Centenary 2015 Commemorations

ANZAC Day March details.

Enrolments for 2016 and Open Days

Dates and times for school tours.

St Thomas Aquinas Skoolbag App

Details about Smart Phone communication app.

Staff Development Day

Date for term 2 Staff Development Day.

Catholic Schools Week celebrations

Catholic Schools Week is a celebration that brings together Catholic school communities across New South Wales, held 8-14 March 2015.

Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge is back!

Every year, the Executive Director of Schools, Greg Whitby, invites students all over the Diocese of Parramatta to participate in the Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Best practice focus leads to improved Naplan results

For the seventh consecutive year, students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 sat the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (Naplan) in May. Results released in September identified many areas of improvement for students in the Diocese of Parramatta

2014 Christmas Concert

Information about the 2014 Christmas Concert

Kindergarten Orientation 2015

Kindergarten Orientation Dates

World Teachers Day Selfie Competition Winner!

Hundreds of students across the Diocese of Parramatta have honoured their teachers in celebration of World Teachers Day by taking a selfie with their favourite teacher.

Sergio Rosato receives papal medal for bushfire bravery

St Thomas Aquinas Primary Principal, Sergio Rosato was awarded a Papal Medal for his exemplary courage in evacuating his entire school during life-threatening bushfires in October 2013.

Family Portrait Day

Details about family portrait photos

Captivate showcases talented students

Hundreds of students from 35 primary and secondary Catholic schools from across the Diocese showcased their creative talents in a series of music, dance and strings performances throughout June, culminating in the ‘Best Of’ performance on 23 June.

Staff Development Day

Date for Staff Development Day.

Staff Development Day Term 3

Term 3 Staff Development Day

Congratulations to winners of the Executive Director s Summer Reading Challenge

Students from the Diocese of Parramatta have excelled in the Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge with over 8,000 books read during the summer. Over 500 students from Catholic schools across the Diocese of Parramatta entered the competition this year.

Congratulations to all our schools who entered the Catholic schools week video competition

Over 70% of schools in the Diocese of Parramatta submitted entries in the Catholic Schools Week Video Competition 'what makes our Catholic Schools great?'

Education Minister visits students affected by Blue Mountains bushfires in Springwood

Education Minister Adrian Piccoli MP and Member for Blue Mountains Dr Roza Sage paid a special visit to students from St Thomas Aquinas Primary and St Columba’s College in Springwood.