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Following in the footsteps of The Greatest Showman

Former St John XXIII Catholic College Stanhope Gardens student and Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta CAPTIVATE creative and performing arts program alumna, Emily Sinclair, is set to make a name for herself on stage and screen after recently graduating from the Actors Centre Australia (ACA).

Sultana and our students shine at NSW All Schools

Gifted St John XXIII Catholic College student Sebastian Sultana is being heralded as a future Olympian and Commonwealth Games star after he and a number of other Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta students produced amazing results at the NSW All Schools Championships recently.

Voice of Youth celebrates 35 years of showcasing strong student voices

Six Year 6 students selected from across 59 primary schools in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains recently competed in the Diocesan Voice of Youth Public Speaking Competition Grand Final on the 20th of September.

Young performers intersect at drama festival

Talented drama students from Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta’s (CEDP) creative and performing arts program, CAPTIVATE, performed at the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) 2022 Intersection Festival earlier this month.

Students LIFTED towards the Holy Spirit at LIFTED Jnr

The energy was high as more than 400 students from 24 schools across the Diocese of Parramatta attended LIFTED Live Jr at Wests HQ, Rooty Hill on Thursday 19 May.

Catholic education champion calls time after 48 years service

Greg Whitby AM KSG will retire as Executive Director of Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta at the end of the 2022 school year. Over more than 40 years service to education, Greg has been a champion of innovation and change in learning and teaching.

Gaming and sport 'can stem maths exodus'

Gaming or sport should be used to teach maths to "capture the curiosity" of bored school students, an architect of the new national curriculum has advised.

Readers are winners

Congratulations to our winners and all who entered the 2021/22 Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge (EDSRC), it has been an incredible competition this year with a large number of entries.

Year 12 student leaders reignite school communities at LIFTED Leaders

Year 12 student leaders across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains are hopeful of using 2022 as a time to reunite and reignite their school communities after a difficult two years of the pandemic. Read more...

St John XXIII Catholic College formal at CommBank Stadium

Students from St John XXIII Catholic College in Stanhope Gardens donned their finest to mark the end of a school year like no other. Read more...