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HSC trial exams delayed by two weeks for more than 500 schools

Trial exams written by the CSSA - once known as the Catholic Secondary Schools Association - which are purchased and run by more than 500 Catholic, independent and public schools were due to begin on July 26 but have been delayed until August 9, system leaders were told late on Thursday. Read more...

Dedication of new teachers and leaders celebrated

Beginning teachers and new school principals gathered for a moving celebration at St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta this week. The annual Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta Commissioning Mass is an opportunity for Bishop Vincent Long and Parish Priests to bless and welcome these dedicated staff to their new roles. 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...

What COVID schooling taught parents about their kids

Over seven weeks of learning from home, parents were given an unprecedented insight into what their children are taught, and their behaviour as learners, which many hope will strengthen the bond between families and schools. Read more...

Reconciliation Week 2020: A Commitment Statement for Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

As a community of Catholic schools in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains, we stand alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, our First Nation People. Read more...

Students focus on genuine human encounters in a digital world!

Students from 15 Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta high schools gathered at the fourth annual Social Justice Day to discuss genuine human encounters in our digital world. This annual day is aimed at launching the yearly Australian Catholic Social Justice statement, which this year is focused on addressing how the internet has changed the way we communicate, work, learn, and do business - and how we can contribute towards a more just and loving digital world. Read more...

CEDP Director's bold view on Uni early entry

In a recent Sydney Morning Herald article Principals slammed universities' pre-HSC offers to students as 'an appalling practice'. But Greg Whitby, head of the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, said early offers were a practical way to relieve the pressure of exams. 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...

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...