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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...

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.

The last straw for Penola Catholic College

A student-led campaign to protect the environment is making a real difference at Penola Catholic College Emu Plains. Religious Education Coordinator Robert Feeney shares the story of how the school’s Eco Group and Stewardship Team began with a single plastic straw and led to young people from the Penrith region taking practical action on climate change. Read more...

Students’ academic skills survive remote learning, study finds

Lara White from will return to class in Sydney this week and her mum is happy with her daughter’s progress during remote learning. Read more...

Students pledge action on the environment

Year 9 students from Catholic secondary schools across Western Sydney have met virtually to discuss what more they can do individually, and in their school communities, families and friendship groups to take action for environmental sustainability and care for the disadvantaged in Australia. 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...

Award-winning Penrith student with the lot

Penola Catholic College Emu Plains Vice-Captain Jack Prendergast has been named a finalist for the prestigious Trainee of the Year Award in the regional NSW Training Awards (Western Sydney and Blue Mountains). Read more...

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Student leaders encouraged to be ‘agents of the Gospel’

Coming to the end of their schooling journey, Year 12 student leaders have been given the opportunity to reflect on their years of Catholic education. Read more...

CEDP runners shine at CSNSW CCC

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta students have produced some impressive performances at the NSW Catholic Schools Cross Country Championships at Eastern Creek. Read more...

 

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