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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...

Virtual reality googles a real eye opener

St Francis of Assisi Primary was fortunate to trial a new virtual reality program where students get to experience what life is like in Timor Leste. The story was filmed by an ABC film crew and it aired on their breakfast program. View the video...

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...

Education Mass creates a ‘first’ for the Diocese of Parramatta

It was a first for Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta recently when the largest cross section of Western Sydney schools attended the annual Diocesan Education Mass at the Cathedral Church of St Patrick’s in Parramatta. 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...

Welcome to Maths Club

Today we held our first morning of Math’s Club which will be held every Wednesday and Friday morning before school in the library. All students are invited to visit math’s club and each time students will focus on an area of maths to help sharpen up their skills and generally improve their ability to understand, problem solve and engage in mathematical reasoning and improve their learning. On Wednesday the focus will be on place value which has to do with learning how to place the decimal point in the right spot. On Friday the focus will be on multiplication and division. Read more...

Attendance improves

Congratulations to 2F who have had the most improved attendance and will have Francis Bear visit their class next week because of their great attendance in Week 1. Read more...

The power of acceptance

Our social skill for the next two weeks is defining and acknowledging ‘acceptance’ of each other. Every person is unique and special and we all have feelings. I asked some students what they thought the word acceptance meant. Read more...