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Virtual short courses a lockdown hit for students

Almost 100 Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta students have made the most of being stuck in lockdown during the school holidays by developing valuable skills through a series of online short courses run by CathWest Innovation College.

Student leaders shine bright in 2021

Twenty-nine outstanding young leaders from secondary schools across the Diocese of Parramatta were recognised through the 2021 Bishop’s Award for Student Excellence. For the second year running, the awards were conferred virtually as a result of COVID-19.

Western Sydney Careers of Tomorrow Forum - 25 August, 2021

For National Skills Week this year, CathWest Innovation College partnered with the NSW Department of Education to present the Western Sydney Careers of Tomorrow Forum on 25 August, 2021. Read More...

CathWest student gears up for promising career

CathWest Innovation College student Dakota Hurney has paid credit to an amazing support network of family, friends and colleagues at Yamaha Wetherill Park after being named a finalist for School-Based Apprentice of the Year at the regional NSW Training Awards (South and South West Sydney). Read more...


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...

Axyl on the road to success

CathWest Innovation College student Axyl Grundy has been nominated in the NSW-School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Award. Read more...

Training Awards finalist keen to spice up Blacktown

Blacktown could be home to a unique American-style diner or an exciting dessert-train dining experience in the near future. That’s the dream of talented CathWest Innovation College student Jamie Murray who was recently named a finalist for the regional NSW Training Awards (Western Sydney and Blue Mountains) 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...


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...




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