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Early offers ease pressure

Despite a year of line learning being the root of anxieties for many Year 12 students, some are about to head into their exams stress-free, having already earned entry to university.


Taking action to enhance the mission of the Church in the Blue Mountains

The question of how to relaunch parish life after COVID resulted in a dynamic information sharing session across the six parishes in the Blue Mountains last week, with valuable takeaways on topics such as music, the environment, child and adult faith formation and wellbeing. Read more...

More time to prepare for HSC exams

HSC students will be given more time to work on their major projects and to prepare for exams to reduce the impact of the current COVID-19 lockdown. Read more...

HSC trial exams delayed by two weeks for more than 500 schools

Trial exams written by the CSSA - once known as the Catholic Secondary Schools Association - which are purchased and run by more than 500 Catholic, independent and public schools were due to begin on July 26 but have been delayed until August 9, system leaders were told late on Thursday. Read more...

HSC a brutal and irrelevant way to define ‘intelligence’

Those who received their results on Friday are already making a major discovery of adult life: things that meant the whole world one day can mean absolutely nothing the next. On Thursday night, the ATAR was the be-all and end-all; by Friday lunch, it was on its way to being forgotten. Learn more in this article featuring students from Penola Catholic College and Patrician Brothers...

Students aim high at Penola Catholic College

The college is part of the prestigious P-TECH program that allows students to work in close partnership with Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC), Telstra and IBM. Read more...


Locals encouraged to consider organ donation ahead of DonateLife Week

An organ donor saved the life of 12-year-old Penola Catholic College student Kyla Devine, and now her family is encouraging others to consider organ donation as part of DonateLife Week. Read more...

McCarthy student is 2019 school-based apprentice of the year finalist

Meet Tia Witehira, the McCarthy Catholic Trade Training Centre and NSW Training Awards superstar who is challenging gender stereotypes! Read more...

Western Sydney schools plug into solar power!

Nineteen Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta schools have `switched on’ to free solar power and energy efficient LED lighting, under a program tipped to reduce carbon emissions of 2,442 tonnes each year across the schools. Read more...


“Never stop being curious” was the message passed onto McCarthy Catholic College students, who were given a rare insight into the world of technology when Telstra paid them a visit as part of their involvement in the P-TECH program.




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