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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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St Mary Mackillop Cross Country 11th March 2021 On Thursday, the 11th March, students from K - 6 had the opportunity to participate and compete in our school cross country carnival. Each student should be proud of their efforts and achievements from the day. Whether students competed in the competitive race or ran for fun, each student showed house spirit and our school motto of a safe, respectful learner. Read more.....

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In late February, Catholic Youth Parramatta (CYP) hosted their regular LIFTED sessions online, featuring music, prayer, reflection and action for primary school students, Year 12 leaders, young adults and Faith in Action Team (FIAT) teachers across the Diocese of Parramatta. FIAT teachers work together to offer additional opportunities for faith formation to students within their school community. Read more...
This year 661 students from Catholic schools across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains stepped up to take the Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge! In total, 4185 books were read as part of the competition: over 1000 more books than last year! Today the winners were announced. Read more...
In the final days of the summer holidays, more than 500 leaders from Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) schools gathered virtually to prepare for the 2021 school year. Read more...
This week, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta schools will celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Rescheduled due to COVID-19, NAIDOC Week events include smoking ceremonies, an all-schools dance lesson streamed through Youtube and the virtual Murama Indigenous Youth Summit. Read more...
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...
In response to the “signs of the times”, Catholic schools across Western Sydney are changing the way students learn about faith. A bold new Religious Education curriculum has been developed based on the big questions students themselves ask about life, identity and belonging. Read more...