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New opportunities for Mt Druitt Secondary Schools

Exciting new opportunities for Mt Druitt Secondary Schools were recently announced by the Catholic Education Office for 2019 onwards. Read more...

Our Socceroo Hero

Former St Agnes Rooty Hill student and Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak is the nation’s hero after scoring three goals and securing Australia’s place in the 2018 World Cup. Read more...

Mother's Day Celebrations

On the 11th of May, Corpus Christi students came together along with all of our wonderful mothers to celebrate Mother's Day. Students created heart-shaped cards for their mum's as they shared in morning tea. Read more...

Grounds for Learning

The innovative Grounds for Learning program is providing excellent opportunities for students with additional needs by helping them get ready for the world of work. Read more...

Bishop Vincent Long installed as the fourth Bishop of Parramatta

Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains warmly welcomed Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv as the fourth Bishop of Parramatta on the evening of Thursday 16 June 2016 in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta.

Cyberwise Awareness Program

The Cyberwise Awareness Program recently commenced, encouraging primary and secondary students to learn more about the use of technology and to act with respect online. Read more...

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta​ welcomes Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen

On 5 May 2016 His Holiness Pope Francis appointed the Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFMConv DD, as the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Parramatta. Read more...

Labor announces education as priority at two Catholic schools

A number of prominent Labor leaders have recently visited school communities in the Diocese of Parramatta.

Everything’s Connected at 2016 System Leadership Day

Over 450 school and education office leaders in the Diocese of Parramatta gathered at Rosehill Gardens on Thursday 21 January 2016 for the annual system leadership day, prior to the commencement of the new school year. Read more...

Leading for Success at Principals’ Masterclass

The annual Principals’ Masterclass was held on 8 and 9 October 2015, at Rooty Hill RSL, giving school leaders a valuable opportunity to come together to share ideas and participate in professional learning.

Voice of Youth is heard throughout the Diocese

On Monday 14 September 2015, six Year 6 students representing Catholic schools across the Diocese of Parramatta competed in the 29th Voice of Youth grand final at St Pauls Catholic College, Greystanes.

Reading Recovery teachers focus on improving students’ oral language

Reading Recovery teachers recently took part in a professional learning day.

Commitment to Catholic school funding sought for the State election

In the lead up to the NSW election on 28 March, the Diocese of Parramatta continues to meet with both Labor and Coalition MPs and candidates to ensure that funding of Catholic schooling, particularly in Western Sydney, is a key commitment for the next State Government.

Catholic Schools Week celebrations

Catholic Schools Week is a celebration that brings together Catholic school communities across New South Wales, held 8-14 March 2015.

Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge - winners announced!

The Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge has had another successful year with over 620 students reading 10,000 books over the school holidays – that’s a new competition record!

Students top the state in HSC courses

The HSC results has seen three students from our Catholic schools achieve first in the state for their subjects.

Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge is back!

Every year, the Executive Director of Schools, Greg Whitby, invites students all over the Diocese of Parramatta to participate in the Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Farewell with faith, hope and love

The Mass of Thanksgiving to God on the Occasion of the Farewell of Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, Archbishop-elect of Sydney and Administrator of the Diocese of Parramatta, was held at St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta on Wednesday 5 November.

The Halloween Howler

On Friday 24/10/2014 CCC celebrated the “Halloween Howler Disco”. The disco was a massive success!

PARRAMATTA DIOCESAN BASKETBALL GALA DAY

CCC show their sportsmanship at the Parramatta Diocesan Basketball Gala Day

Crazy Sock Day

CCC goes crazy for 'Crazy Sock' day

Welcome Back

Welcome to Term 4!!!

Infants Sports Carnival

Ready, Set, Go! The infants are off!!!!

Going Deeper at Principals Masterclass

The annual Prinicipals Masterclass was held on 13 and 14 August at the Rooty Hill RSL Club, giving school leaders a valuable opportunity to come together to share ideas and participate in professional learning.

Literacy Lessons improving student learning outcomes

Students are receiving more one-to-one instruction in literacy and comprehension thanks to a new Literacy Lessons (L2) program being trialled in 8 primary schools across the diocese.

Environmental Awareness

Last term our art exhibit was a huge success! We can't wait to see what our students can do with this terms focus of, 'Endangered Animals.'

POP UP PRG MEETING

Last Friday many excellent suggestions were shared between the Parents of the Corpus Christi School community and Mr. Blissenden at the Pop Up PRG Meeting

VOICE OF YOUTH

Voice of Youth cluster finals @ CCC

School staff encouraged to have a cuppa for students in need

In Term 3, school staff are invited to have a cuppa and donate to the Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund appeal.

Mary MacKillop Feast Day celebrations

Events were held across the diocese of Parramatta on Friday 8 August in honour of the Feast Day of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.

Year 6 Visit Canberra

Year 6 Visit Canberra

Captivate showcases talented students

Hundreds of students from 35 primary and secondary Catholic schools from across the Diocese showcased their creative talents in a series of music, dance and strings performances throughout June, culminating in the ‘Best Of’ performance on 23 June.

Corpus Christi Champions

The students of Corpus Christi show their talents in a range of fields.

Corpus Christi Games-athon

The students of Corpus Christi participated in their own Commonwealth Games style 'Games athon.'

Welcome Back

Welcome back to Term 3

Terra Sancta College renamed to honour St John Paul II

To commemorate the Canonisation of Pope John Paul II and his connection to the Diocese of Parramatta, Bishop Anthony Fisher OP, has announced that Terra Sancta College will be renamed St John Paul II Catholic College, Nirimba and Schofields from the commencement of Term 3 this year.

New enterprise Agreement for 2015 proposed for school staff

The proposed new Enterprise Agreement was sent to all Catholic school staff and the Independent Education Union (IEU) today, Monday 7 April to begin a process of consultation to consolidate a number of existing agreements into a single state-wide agreement which supports high quality contemporary teaching and learning.

Our latest PRG Meeting

At our last PRG Meeting we had guest speaker Dr Kate Highfield give a high quality, energetic presentation on apps for learning.

RE Review: Faith in the future of Catholic schooling

The findings and recommendations of the Review of Religious Education for Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta were presented to a forum of over 200 parish priests, principals and Religious Education coordinators on 5 June at Rosehill Gardens.

Federal Budget 2014-15 No certainty on funding or direction

The Federal Government’s priority to cut the budget deficit will significantly reduce school funding in real terms and create greater uncertainty for schools says Executive Director of Schools, Greg Whitby

Executive Director calls for collaboration in proposed Enterprise Agreement

A report in a Sydney newspaper saying Catholic school teachers are considering strike action over a proposed Enterprise Agreement from Catholic employers is premature and does not do justice to the consultation process says Executive Director of Schools, Greg Whitby.

Catholic schools supporting faith@work

Throughout May, Catholic schools across the Diocese of Parramatta will be taking part in the Diocesan Works Fund (DWF) Appeal faith@work.

Congratulations to winners of the Executive Director s Summer Reading Challenge

Students from the Diocese of Parramatta have excelled in the Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge with over 8,000 books read during the summer. Over 500 students from Catholic schools across the Diocese of Parramatta entered the competition this year.

Applications for the 2014 Premier s Teacher Scholarships are now open

Educators are encouraged to apply for the 2014 NSW Premier's Teacher Scholarships, offering the opportunity to undertake a five-week study tour in one of the available scholarship categories.

Kindergarten Nursery Rhyme Day

On the 3rd of April Kindergarten students and teachers all came dressed as a character from their favourite nursery rhyme.

Congratulations to all our schools who entered the Catholic schools week video competition

Over 70% of schools in the Diocese of Parramatta submitted entries in the Catholic Schools Week Video Competition 'what makes our Catholic Schools great?'

Teacher learning community focuses on sustainability

Catholic school teachers and leaders from the Diocese of Parramatta, schools outside the diocese, and the NSW Department of Education met at the Aengus Kavanagh Centre on Wednesday 19 March to form a professional learning community (PLC) for sustainability.

Cybersmart Outreach—Internet Safety Awareness Presentation

It's all about being safe!

2014 Swimming Carnival

The Twilight Swimming Carnival was a huge success due to the increased student participation and high presence from families, friends and staff members.

Our New Kindys

The new Kindergarten students of 2014 have arrived!

Lights Camera Action!

First day of 2014
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