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Year 12 Extension 2 English Students Develop their Major Work Concepts

In Extension 2 English, students have an opportunity to choose a form through which to explore a key concept that they wish to present in their Major Work. Below are the individual student writing forms and concepts of the Extension 2 students this year. This is a summary of their major work project at this stage and the motivation for their ideas. Read More...

Lenten reflections from a new school leader

Lent provides an opportunity for reflection and preparation, leading us to gain insight and perspective in our lives. Ash Wednesday marked my first 40 days as the new Principal at Marian Catholic College Kenthurst, giving a unique opportunity to reflect on what has transpired so far.

HSC ancient history exam ‘challenging,’ students, teachers say

Experts and students have dubbed this year’s HSC ancient history exam a challenge. Here were the curveballs. Read more...

Virtual short courses a lockdown hit for students

Almost 100 Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta students have made the most of being stuck in lockdown during the school holidays by developing valuable skills through a series of online short courses run by CathWest Innovation College.

Memorial garden reminds us to be ‘upstanders, not bystanders’.

A memorial garden dedicated to the memory of the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust was unveiled yesterday by Holocaust survivors Tom Fleming and Peter Gyenes, with volunteers from Courage to Care. Read More...

Schools positive approach to NAPLAN

NAPLAN returned this year following its cancellation in 2020 due to COVID-19. While the ongoing debate about the nation-wide assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 continues, schools in the Diocese of Parramatta have a positive approach to how they can use the insight gained from the tests to inform learning and teaching in the classroom. Read more...

Parent Survey Results - Draft New Religious Education Curriculum

In week 8 of last term, all parents of students involved in the Term 3 “Test Runs” of the Draft New Curriculum in Religious Education, were given the opportunity to share their feedback and insights. 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...

New RE Curriculum in Stage 5

Religious Education in the Diocese of Parramatta has undergone much change in the last two years. Term 3 2020 marks the next step towards a new curriculum that will replace ‘Sharing Our Story’, the current curriculum that has been in place for over 20 years. Read More...

Cyber safety partnership making home learning safer

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) is partnering with Family Zone to roll out cyber safety to support students with their home learning. Read more...