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F1 in Schools STEM Challenge

Year 11 Catherine McAuley student Natasha Muttoo has taken on the challenge with her PRISM teammates of developing the world’s fastest miniature F1 car.

Welcome to Our New Assistant Principal

Mr Jaie Skinner started at the school at the beginning of Term 2 2021 as Assistant Principal and will join Ms Debbie Grigson who is the school’s other Assistant Principal. Mr Skinner was officially welcomed at a school assembly on the first day of term and was given the traditional Mercy blessing and welcome.

Do Not Be Afraid To Seize That Opportunity

“Don’t be afraid to seize that opportunity”, says Dr Michele Ziolkowski who has found herself from the school grounds of Catherine McAuley in Westmead to the sand dunes and date palm gardens of The United Arab Emirates. “The worst someone can say is ‘no’ and when someone tells me ‘no’, that it can’t be done, it only makes me more determined to succeed”, she says.


Year 7 Students Reflect On Their First Term At High School

Year 7 students reflect on how they have found their first term at high school.

Ryan House Wins Swimming Carnival for 2021

Well done to Ryan House who have been announced as the winners of the 2021 Swimming Carnival.

Future engineers build real world knowledge

Twenty-one Preliminary HSC Engineering Studies students from ten CEDP secondary schools had a unique opportunity to expand their real world knowledge of their future career at a recent full day workshop at Western Sydney University. Read more...


Dedication of new teachers and leaders celebrated

Beginning teachers and new school principals gathered for a moving celebration at St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta this week. The annual Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta Commissioning Mass is an opportunity for Bishop Vincent Long and Parish Priests to bless and welcome these dedicated staff to their new roles. Read more...

Year 10 History Students Learn From Vietnam Veteran

Year 10 History students on Wednesday, 24th March had the opportunity to listen to Mr Vin and Mrs Nancy Cosgrove, representatives from the St Mary’s Vietnam Veterans Association, speak about Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War.

Year 12 Music Group Compositions

Year 12 Music students have been working on group compositions with the students writing and performing their own original songs.

Class of 2020 Where Are They Now

85% of students who completed Year 12 last year are now enrolled in university with Macquarie University the most popular choice and Health degrees the most popular degree.





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