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The energy was high as more than 400 students from 24 schools across the Diocese of Parramatta attended LIFTED Live Jr at Wests HQ, Rooty Hill on Thursday 19 May.
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.
Former St Thomas Aquinas Primary Springwood student Sean Cordeiro and fellow Blackheath artist Claire Healy have won the prestigious Sulman Prize for 2022 with their depiction of the fight between the warrior Raiko and the demon Shuten-dji.
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...
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.
St Thomas Aquinas Primary School in Springwood is saying goodbye to three much-loved teachers at the end of 2021.
Students have been enjoying some fun science investigations for 2021 National Science Week, highlighting how Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) schools are using research-based learning to engage students with their education. Read more...


St Thomas Aquinas Primary Springwood put faith into action this Refugee Week through support of the work of Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS). In partnership with CatholicCare Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains, this caring school community ran a JRS Food Drive and students learned more about what it means to be a refugee. Read more...
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...


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...