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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...

A teacher’s top tips for school holidays

If you noticed your child was extra tired by the end of Term 3, you weren’t alone. In what can only be described as a year like no other, it’s mind-boggling to realise that Term 3 was the first full term of onsite school learning for most students across NSW. Read more...


Welcome back to school from remote learning

St Bernadette's Primary are so excited students have returned to school full time for face-to-face learning. We are certainly excited to have all students back, learning in our classrooms and reconnecting with our community.


Meet St Bernadette’s new principal Bianca Cooke

This year, St Bernadette’s Primary Castle Hill welcomes a new face to lead the school. Bianca Cooke will officially start Term 1 as Principal, her first time in the role. After 18 years teaching at Good Shepherd Primary Plumpton, 9 of which she served as Assistant Principal, Mrs Cooke is excited for this next challenge. Read more...


Celebrating our Dads

There was a welcome smell of a barbeque breakfast and a buzz of excitement at St Bernadette’s Primary School in Castle Hill on Friday morning for their annual Father’s Day celebration. Read more...


2019 Western Sydney Trainee of The Year Andrew Losurdo

When Andrew Losurdo signed up for a traineeship with the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta and TAFE to complete Certificates III and IV in Information Communication Technology, he never expected to end up being recognised as the 2019 Western Sydney Trainee of the Year. 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…