New teachers and leaders called to serve
Beginning teachers, new school principals and leaders gathered for a moving celebration at St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta as Bishop Vincent Long and Parish Priests blessed and welcomed Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese staff to their new roles.
Aspirations for Western Sydney students drive new Catholic schools leader
With more than 20 years of experience leading some of Australia’s largest not-for-profit organisations, Executive Director Jack de Groot is excited to begin a new journey with Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese (CPSD)
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.
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.
Feedback helps schools improve student outcomes
Since 2018, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta has partnered with The Learning Bar on the annual Tell Them From Me (TTFM) online surveys for students, teachers, and parents and carers. 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...
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...
Westmead Catholic Community Announcement
The Westmead Catholic Community was announced last year in response to the needs of the growing local community, including for more enrolment opportunities at Westmead’s four outstanding Catholic schools. This project has now been placed on hold by one year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more...
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...
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...