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Working With Children Week

Between 20-26 June 2022, CEDP will be celebrating Working with Children Week in recognition of everyone in our organisation who contributes to the lives and safety of children.

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Students LIFTED towards the Holy Spirit at LIFTED Jnr

The energy was high as more than 400 students from 24 schools across the Diocese of Parramatta attended LIFTED Live Jr at Wests HQ, Rooty Hill on Thursday 19 May.

Catholic education champion calls time after 48 years service

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.

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.

Kindergarten, year 1, year 12 students return to school in Greater Sydney after lockdown

After months of home learning, students in kindergarten, year 1 and year 12 return to face-to-face learning today but, while parents are glad their children are getting back to some normality, they know the virus is still out there. Read more...

Feedback helps schools improve student outcomes

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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Energy reduction program a winner for schools

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...

Reconciliation ‘More than a Word’ for Catholic schools

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...

NAPLAN Tests return

NOBODY likes tests but it is fair to say that the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) creates more than its fair share of controversy among both educators and parents. Read more...

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...