Incredible speeches on diversity, loneliness, teachers, success from failure, electricity and the importance of living in the moment have moved students, staff and families to cheers, and some tears, at the 2023 Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese (CSPD) Voice of Youth public speaking finals.
Beginning teachers, new school principals and leaders gathered for a moving celebration at St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta as Bishop Vincent Long and Parish Priests blessed and welcomed Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese staff to their new roles.
With more than 20 years of experience leading some of Australia’s largest not-for-profit organisations, Executive Director Jack de Groot is excited to begin a new journey with Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese (CPSD)
Almost 65,000 kindergarten students will start at NSW public schools this week as a new syllabus that mandates the use of phonics when teaching pupils to read is rolled out in all classrooms. Read more....
Six Year 6 students selected from across 59 primary schools in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains recently competed in the Diocesan Voice of Youth Public Speaking Competition Grand Final on the 20th of September.
Card games, knowledge hubs and “brain breaks” are just some techniques being rolled out by teachers to develop social skills in young children returning to the classroom after another year of disjointed schooling.
Greg Whitby AM KSG will retire as Executive Director of Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta at the end of the 2022 school year. Over more than 40 years service to education, Greg has been a champion of innovation and change in learning and teaching.
The following information comes from the Tell Them From Me Survey that parents undertook earlier this year. The graphs show overall responses to questions around learning, parent participation and other areas of interest. Read more...