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Australian hero inspires new name for Emu Plains Catholic College

From 2020, McCarthy Catholic College will have a new name, recognising education pioneer St Mary of the Cross MacKillop. The well-known local school will be known as Penola Catholic College Emu Plains. Read more...

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Students focus on genuine human encounters in a digital world!

Students from 15 Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta high schools gathered at the fourth annual Social Justice Day to discuss genuine human encounters in our digital world. This annual day is aimed at launching the yearly Australian Catholic Social Justice statement, which this year is focused on addressing how the internet has changed the way we communicate, work, learn, and do business - and how we can contribute towards a more just and loving digital world. Read more...

Catechists celebrate annual CCD Mass

More than 500 Special Religious Education teachers (SRE/catechists) from across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains made their way to St Andrew the Apostle Parish, Marayong, joining 200 student SREs from 19 Catholic high schools, for the annual Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) Mass and Awards Ceremony. Read more...

Young leaders light up the world

Twenty-seven outstanding young leaders from secondary schools across the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta were recognised through the Bishop of Parramatta awards for student excellence in 2019. 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...

Student Leaders Discuss the Future

66 student leaders from schools around the Diocese of Parramatta came together on Thursday, June 20 for a leadership forum to explore the future of the Catholic Church and the role that young people play as agents of change. Read more...

Students Walk Together with Courage for National Reconciliation Week

Schools across the Diocese participated in a number of events throughout National Reconciliation Week (27 May - 3 June) taking part in Australia’s ongoing journey in achieving reconciliation and unity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Read more...

McCarthy College’s Max loves a chat and pat!

Did you know McCarthy College is the only Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta school with a “Chat & Pat’’ dog? Read more...

Invitation to Chatterbox Live Q and A Event

Invitation to Chatterbox Live Q and A Event

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Lockdown - Thursday 23 February 2017

Lockdown - Information for Parents and Guardians

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