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Local principals share NAPLAN tips

With NAPLAN returning this week for the first time since COVID-19, local schools are preparing to support students in the Nation-wide assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. For many schools, this is the first time that NAPLAN will be conducted online. Read more...

St Bernadette's focus on student wellbeing

St Bernadette’s Primary Castle Hill has put the spotlight on student wellbeing with a new program offering students weekly lessons to discuss staying mentally healthy and managing anxiety. Read more...

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Catholic students together apart during LIFTED week

In late February, Catholic Youth Parramatta (CYP) hosted their regular LIFTED sessions online, featuring music, prayer, reflection and action for primary school students, Year 12 leaders, young adults and Faith in Action Team (FIAT) teachers across the Diocese of Parramatta. FIAT teachers work together to offer additional opportunities for faith formation to students within their school community. 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...

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...

St Bernadette’s expo makes travel possible again

COVID-19 restrictions haven’t stopped this group of students from exploring Australia! A Year 3 ‘Travel Expo’ at St Bernadette’s Castle Hill allowed students and teachers the opportunity to get out and about (virtually) and explore Australia’s states and territories during a time when even the prospect of domestic travel was non-existent. Read more...

A teacher’s top tips for school holidays

If you noticed your child was extra tired by the end of Term 3, you weren’t alone. In what can only be described as a year like no other, it’s mind-boggling to realise that Term 3 was the first full term of onsite school learning for most students across NSW. Read more...

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Garden gurus get down to business

Plants, gardens, veggie patches, chickens - growing your own organic produce and learning about the environment and sustainability has never been so popular! Read more...

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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...

 

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