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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...

Congratulations Year 4

Well done to the students of Year 4 for working together to achieve 10 parachute landings!


St Matthew's Students Become Local Councillors

St Matthews Students Become Local Councillors, 12 Student Leaders from St Matthew’s visited the local Hawkesbury City Council Chambers recently at the invitation of the local Mayor. Read more....


Harmony Day at St Matthew's Primary

Harmony Day at St Matthews Primary. Last week we celebrated Harmony Day. Our liturgy helped us to focus on and celebrate our cultural diversity, inclusiveness and respect for everyone in our school, community and Australia. We continue to pray for each other and our world to strengthen us to respect, forgive and to support everyone we meet. Read more....


New plans for historic bell

A CENTURY-OLD bell could soon become a prominent feature of the oldest continually operating Catholic church on mainland Australia, with plans to move it to the front of the Windsor building. St Matthew's Catholic Church has lodged a development application (DA) with Hawkesbury City Council to place its 108-year-old bell on display at the front of the church building. Read more...


GRIP Leadership Conference 2019

On Tuesday 5th March the SRC and Colour House Captains attended the GRIP Leadership Conference at Homebush. The theme of the conference was The People Pathway. The theme reminded us that before there were all the things of the modern world that we take for granted, there were people. People have always and will always matter. In every community there are leaders and we were reminded that our community had chosen us to be leaders. 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...

School leaders embrace diversity and inclusion for 2019!

As students across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains continued their preparations for the beginning of the 2019 school year this week, more than 500 Principals and Leaders of Learning gathered at Rosehill Racecourse for Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta’s (CEDP) annual System Leaders’ Day. Read more...

Education Mass creates a ‘first’ for the Diocese of Parramatta

It was a first for Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta recently when the largest cross section of Western Sydney schools attended the annual Diocesan Education Mass at the Cathedral Church of St Patrick’s in Parramatta. Read more…