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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…

St Canice’s ‘cray cray’ project

What do you know about crayfish? Probably not as much as St Canice’s Primary, Katoomba Year 3 and 4 students! These clever kids recently become custodians of the Blue Mountains Crayfish. Read more...

Schools unite to support our farmers!

Catholic schools across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains have united in their bid to raise much-needed funds for NSW’s drought-stricken farmers raising over $10,000 through various fundraising initiatives. 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...

Numeracy team unravel the complexities of teaching Multiplicative Thinking

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta’s (CEDP) Numeracy Team highlighted their ability to think outside the box when they recently presented their pilot study about incorporating an alternative way of teaching multiplicative thinking at this year’s Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia’s Conference (MERGA). Read more...

St Canice’s amazing artists!

The school community of St Canice’s Primary, Katoomba showed off their artistic talents at the recent Sculptures at School exhibition. Read more...

St Canice’s has a big heart for its community

Despite St Canice’s Primary School Katoomba being a small school, its heart is big when it comes to community service. Read more...

Lenten Message 2018 - Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv

Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv reminds us that with the celebration of Ash Wednesday, we begin a season of Lent which is meant to be a journey of renewal and transformation. Read more...

Learning power of music

Musical training is linked to learning that spills over to language, speech, memory, attention and even vocal emotion, according to the latest research. Our students have a love for music and our ensemble group has been invited to perform at a number of events before the end of the school year. This Sunday we are playing at the 30th anniversary for the Mt Tomah Gardens. Later in the month, the group will be part of the entertainment at Sr Colleen’s farewell on Sunday 26th November in the hall. Read more...