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Greg Whitby AM KSG will retire as Executive Director of Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta at the end of the 2022 school year. Over more than 40 years service to education, Greg has been a champion of innovation and change in learning and teaching.
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.
Since 2018, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta has partnered with The Learning Bar on the annual Tell Them From Me (TTFM) online surveys for students, teachers, and parents and carers. Read more...

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In coming months, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta will complete a comprehensive three-year school Energy Efficiency program that is tipped to reduce carbon emissions by 2,442 tonnes each year. Read more...
Truth-telling was the focus when Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta representatives were Welcomed to Dharug Country during Reconciliation Week. The powerful event held on the site of the Blacktown Native Institute in Oakhurst will have a lasting impact as Catholic schools in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains put Reconciliation into action in 2021. Read more...
In this edition of our new video series 'In The Principal's Office', Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta Executive Director Greg Whitby interviews Principal Elizabeth Devlin from Mother Teresa Primary Westmead. Read more...
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...
Over the past few weeks Year 5 have been working on their imaginative writing. The Year 3 teachers came to us, asking for some quality texts to go into their class writing. Year 5 came to the rescue and decided to write SUPERHERO stories. Read more...

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Year 5 have been engaging in a Learning Cycle for Religious Education called 'Why do bad things happen to good people?' Read more.....

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Congratulations to the following students who have been selected in the 2021 Parramatta Representative team for a variety of sports. Read more...

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