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Voice of Youth celebrates 35 years of showcasing strong student voices

Six Year 6 students selected from across 59 primary schools in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains recently competed in the Diocesan Voice of Youth Public Speaking Competition Grand Final on the 20th of September.

Blue Mountains students experience ‘good vibes’ at Mountains Live

Hundreds of Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) students from across the Blue Mountains and Western Sydney have come together to celebrate Mountains Live at St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Springwood.

Readers are winners

Congratulations to our winners and all who entered the 2021/22 Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge (EDSRC), it has been an incredible competition this year with a large number of entries.

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...

Grandparents Celebrated

Our Lady of the Way school in Emu Plains has had to get creative with its community celebrations of Grandparents Day with the current COVID-19 restrictions. Read more...

Holy Cross Glenwood a shining example when it comes to PBS4L!

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) teachers were given the chance to see how the Positive Behaviour Support for Learning (PBS4L) framework is making a difference at Holy Cross Primary Glenwood. The school hosted up to 120 CEDP teachers and staff along with the Executive Director Greg Whitby and Director of Learning Sue Walsh, as they shared their PBS4L journey so far. Read more...

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...