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National Simultaneous Storytime Event

National Simultaneous Storytime is a celebration all around Australia each May to help children to become more immersed in literature. This year "Alpacas with Maracas" by Matt Cosgrove was the story chosen for sharing. Read More...

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Chatterbox Live encourages a conversation with parents !

p 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...

Joeys Schofields leaps ahead with its learning

St Joseph’s Primary, like its kangaroo mascot, is ‘bounding ahead’ with significantly increased enrolments as the Schofields area expands rapidly. To meet the needs of this thriving school, construction has commenced on two new buildings which will include state of the art science and technology classrooms. The brand new facilities will be ready for the 2020 school year! Read more...

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Western Sydney schools plug into solar power!

Nineteen Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta schools have `switched on’ to free solar power and energy efficient LED lighting, under a program tipped to reduce carbon emissions of 2,442 tonnes each year across the schools. Read more...

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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...

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…

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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…

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Father’s Day

St Joseph’s Primary celebrated Father’s Day with a breakfast and liturgy on Friday morning, with attending dads and kids treated to veritable feast. Thank you to the Parent Group who helped prepare the breakfast and stall. It was great to se so many in attendance. Thank you too, to all those that helped with the Father’s Day Stall. We really appreciate all the support of our wonderful parents and we hope all the days were sent the strongest message of love and support on Father’s Day. Red more...

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