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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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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...