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New Families Dinner

Our annual New Families Dinner was held on Friday 2nd March.

You Batter Believe It's Pancake Day

On Tuesday, we celebrated "Shrove Tuesday", better known as Pancake Day with Hugh McDermott, the State Member for Prospect. Read more...

Lenten Message 2018 - Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv

Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv reminds us that with the celebration of Ash Wednesday, we begin a season of Lent which is meant to be a journey of renewal and transformation. Read more...

Bishop Vincent Long installed as the fourth Bishop of Parramatta

Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains warmly welcomed Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv as the fourth Bishop of Parramatta on the evening of Thursday 16 June 2016 in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta.

Schools launch Cyberwise campaign

Launched on 15 June, Cyberwise is a learning and teaching resource for students, teachers and parents to encourage cybersafety in schools.

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta​ welcomes Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta​ welcomes Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen.

Deepen Your Faith During Lent

Resources for faith formation during Lent

Learning and Your Child's Grade Meetings

Dates and times to meet your child's teacher

Lift Your Learning

Welcome back everyone to this new school year. We hope that the recent Christmas break was one where you were really able to spend some quality time with your children and loved ones. The children returned to school to find 410 helium balloons launching our Term 1 theme: LIFT YOUR LEARNING! Read more...

Social Skill

W3 - Be A Good Buddy!

SCG Meeting

First SCG meeting for the year on Monday 8th February.

Shrove Tuesday

Next Tuesday 9th February - 7:45am - 8:45am

CatholicCare Social Services | Diocese of Parramatta

Post Separation Recovery Program - details attached

MILO T20 Blast

Details of T20 Blast and how to register

First Reconciliation 2016

Preparation program begins soon

OLMC Parramatta


St Pauls Catholic College Greystanes


Ash Wednesday Celebrations

Wednesday 10 February

2016 Commencement of School Year Mass

Thursday 18 February

Everything’s Connected at 2016 System Leadership Day

Over 450 school and education office leaders in the Diocese of Parramatta gathered at Rosehill Gardens on Thursday 21 January 2016 for the annual system leadership day, prior to the commencement of the new school year.

Teacher Accreditation and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST)

The teacher accreditation landscape is changing as the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) continues to work on implementing the Teacher Accreditation Act.

More Reading Recovery teachers for our students

On Thursday 3 December 2015, the Reading Recovery Graduation ceremony was held at St Francis of Assisi Primary, Glendenning.

Parents are reminded to please park legally on the roadways.

We have received several complaints recently about parents parking in the grounds of the local units when up children. All unit residences are private property. This also includes unit 'Visitor Parking'. Read more...

Leading for Success at Principals’ Masterclass

The annual Principals’ Masterclass was held on 8 and 9 October 2015, at Rooty Hill RSL, giving school leaders a valuable opportunity to come together to share ideas and participate in professional learning.

Voice of Youth is heard throughout the Diocese

On Monday 14 September 2015, six Year 6 students representing Catholic schools across the Diocese of Parramatta competed in the 29th Voice of Youth grand final at St Pauls Catholic College, Greystanes.

29th Annual Parramatta Diocesan Golf Day

On Tuesday 22 September 2015, the 29th Annual Parramatta Diocesan Golf Day was held at the Richmond Golf Club. Over 132 golfers were blessed with perfect weather.

Reading Recovery teachers focus on improving students’ oral language

Reading Recovery teachers recently took part in a professional learning day.

What Kindergarten Are Learning in Maths

Kindergarten are learning how to order 3 numbers from smallest to largest and make a collection to match the numbers.

Stop Work Action Suspended

The Stop Work Action for next Tuesday 28 April has been suspended. School will be on as normal.

Catholic Schools Week Video Competition Winners Announced

Congratulations to all entrants of the 2015 Catholic Schools Week NSW/ACT Video Competition - ‘What will your Catholic school of tomorrow look like?’. We are delighted to announce the winners in each division for this year’s competition.

Year 1 is Learning About Area

Year 1 have been working on finding out the area of a chosen object around the room.

Kindergarten is Learning About Sharing in Mathematics

Kindergarten has been working on a Maths problem

Year 4 Has Been Busy in Maths

Year 4 have been busy in Maths this past week, learning about measurement and place value.

Your Child and Their Reading

Miss Geracitano has written a great blog post for Kindergarten parents about supporting their children in developing concepts of print.

Linking Parish and School at St Anthony's

Year 6 Student Leaders Host Morning Tea for Parishioners

Busy Bees in Year 2

There's some hard thinking going on in Year 2.

There Are Good Writers in Kindergarten

Kindergarten have been learning about writing messages to their teachers about ourselves and things they like.

Year 4 Continues the "Bounce Back into Your Learning" Theme

Year 4 and the rest of St Anthony's continued the ​Bounce Back Into Your Learning ​theme on Monday with Mr Lendvai's first-day-back surprise: jumping castles!

Commitment to Catholic school funding sought for the State election

In the lead up to the NSW election on 28 March, the Diocese of Parramatta continues to meet with both Labor and Coalition MPs and candidates to ensure that funding of Catholic schooling, particularly in Western Sydney, is a key commitment for the next State Government.

Catholic Schools Week celebrations

Catholic Schools Week is a celebration that brings together Catholic school communities across New South Wales, held 8-14 March 2015.

Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge - winners announced!

The Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge has had another successful year with over 620 students reading 10,000 books over the school holidays – that’s a new competition record!

Catholic schools called to renew and adapt at annual System Leadership Day

Over 450 school and education office leaders in the Diocese of Parramatta gathered at Rosehill Gardens on Thursday 22 January for the annual system leadership day prior to the commencement of the new school year.

Students top the state in HSC courses

The HSC results has seen three students from our Catholic schools achieve first in the state for their subjects.

Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge is back!

Every year, the Executive Director of Schools, Greg Whitby, invites students all over the Diocese of Parramatta to participate in the Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Best practice focus leads to improved Naplan results

For the seventh consecutive year, students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 sat the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (Naplan) in May. Results released in September identified many areas of improvement for students in the Diocese of Parramatta

Farewell with faith, hope and love

The Mass of Thanksgiving to God on the Occasion of the Farewell of Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, Archbishop-elect of Sydney and Administrator of the Diocese of Parramatta, was held at St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta on Wednesday 5 November.

World Teachers Day Selfie Competition Winner!

Hundreds of students across the Diocese of Parramatta have honoured their teachers in celebration of World Teachers Day by taking a selfie with their favourite teacher.

Going Deeper at Principals Masterclass

The annual Prinicipals Masterclass was held on 13 and 14 August at the Rooty Hill RSL Club, giving school leaders a valuable opportunity to come together to share ideas and participate in professional learning.

Literacy Lessons improving student learning outcomes

Students are receiving more one-to-one instruction in literacy and comprehension thanks to a new Literacy Lessons (L2) program being trialled in 8 primary schools across the diocese.

School staff encouraged to have a cuppa for students in need

In Term 3, school staff are invited to have a cuppa and donate to the Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund appeal.

Mary MacKillop Feast Day celebrations

Events were held across the diocese of Parramatta on Friday 8 August in honour of the Feast Day of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.

Captivate showcases talented students

Hundreds of students from 35 primary and secondary Catholic schools from across the Diocese showcased their creative talents in a series of music, dance and strings performances throughout June, culminating in the ‘Best Of’ performance on 23 June.

Terra Sancta College renamed to honour St John Paul II

To commemorate the Canonisation of Pope John Paul II and his connection to the Diocese of Parramatta, Bishop Anthony Fisher OP, has announced that Terra Sancta College will be renamed St John Paul II Catholic College, Nirimba and Schofields from the commencement of Term 3 this year.

New enterprise Agreement for 2015 proposed for school staff

The proposed new Enterprise Agreement was sent to all Catholic school staff and the Independent Education Union (IEU) today, Monday 7 April to begin a process of consultation to consolidate a number of existing agreements into a single state-wide agreement which supports high quality contemporary teaching and learning.

RE Review: Faith in the future of Catholic schooling

The findings and recommendations of the Review of Religious Education for Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta were presented to a forum of over 200 parish priests, principals and Religious Education coordinators on 5 June at Rosehill Gardens.

Federal Budget 2014-15 No certainty on funding or direction

The Federal Government’s priority to cut the budget deficit will significantly reduce school funding in real terms and create greater uncertainty for schools says Executive Director of Schools, Greg Whitby

Executive Director calls for collaboration in proposed Enterprise Agreement

A report in a Sydney newspaper saying Catholic school teachers are considering strike action over a proposed Enterprise Agreement from Catholic employers is premature and does not do justice to the consultation process says Executive Director of Schools, Greg Whitby.

Catholic schools supporting faith@work

Throughout May, Catholic schools across the Diocese of Parramatta will be taking part in the Diocesan Works Fund (DWF) Appeal faith@work.

Dance Fever!

Look who started Dance Fever today! It's our Kindies having a jive!

First Day Term 2

Term 2 started with clowns "invading" the school yard! Clowns entertained the children with unicycling, juggling and jokes while the staff dressed up in their finest FUN outfits to set our term 2 theme: Bring skills and FUN to your learning!

Congratulations to winners of the Executive Director s Summer Reading Challenge

Students from the Diocese of Parramatta have excelled in the Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge with over 8,000 books read during the summer. Over 500 students from Catholic schools across the Diocese of Parramatta entered the competition this year.

Applications for the 2014 Premier s Teacher Scholarships are now open

Educators are encouraged to apply for the 2014 NSW Premier's Teacher Scholarships, offering the opportunity to undertake a five-week study tour in one of the available scholarship categories.

Congratulations to all our schools who entered the Catholic schools week video competition

Over 70% of schools in the Diocese of Parramatta submitted entries in the Catholic Schools Week Video Competition 'what makes our Catholic Schools great?'

Teacher learning community focuses on sustainability

Catholic school teachers and leaders from the Diocese of Parramatta, schools outside the diocese, and the NSW Department of Education met at the Aengus Kavanagh Centre on Wednesday 19 March to form a professional learning community (PLC) for sustainability.

Michelle Rowland MP joins Catholic Schools Week celebrations

Federal Member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland MP visited a number of schools in the Diocese of Parramatta to celebrate Catholic Schools Week.

Cross Country and Family Picnic Lunch

On Friday 14 March we concluded Catholic Schools Week with our Cross Country carnival, a family picnic lunch and open classrooms.

Catholic Schools Week Prayer Liturgy & Tree Planting

We opened Catholic School Week with a prayer liturgy prepared by Kindergarten. Our federal MP Michelle Rowland attended the liturgy and presented children with Mercy Awards for their tireless work in looking after our environment. Ms Rowland also presented St Anthony's with some new books and a special tree. The tree was then planted in our Friendship Garden by Mrs Grieves and the "Wormies" Group.

Catholic Schools Weeks Begins with Clean Up Schools Day

Catholic Schools Weeks Begins with Clean Up Schools Day

New Kindergarten students give St Anthony's Primary the ‘thumbs up’

St Anthony’s Primary, Girraween welcomed over 50 new families to the school community with an evening celebration on Friday 21 February.

Pancake Day!

Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent starts, was celebrated with a community pancake breakfast. Thanks to the SCG for their efforts.

Kindergarten and New Families Welcome Dinner

On Friday 21 February we celebrated a warm and wonderful evening as we welcomed all our Kindergarten and New Families to St Anthony's.

Kiss and Drop Protocols

Procedures on how to use our Kiss and Drop area.

Uniform Shop - Open Tuesday, 29 January 2014

First day for 2014 the Uniform Shop is open.