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Year 10 Student Has Speech Read Out In Federal Parliament

Year 10 student Reya had a speech read out in Federal Parliament on Monday 18th October as part of the ‘Raise Our Voice in Parliament’ campaign spearheaded by social enterprise Raise Our Voice Australia.

Plant The Seed

A social media campaign called ‘Plant The Seed’ is soon to be launched by a dedicated group of Year 11 students as part of their involvement in the Western Sydney University (WSU) Masterclass Competition.

Year 12 Student Awarded the Bishop of Parramatta Award for Student Excellence

Congratulations to Year 12 student Aimee Hassett who has been awarded the 2021 Bishop of Parramatta Award for Student Excellence.

Excellent Results Achieved in NAPLAN 2021

The school’s NAPLAN results have been received and the school can again report excellent results in each of the domains measured (Reading, Writing, Grammar and Punctuation, Spelling and Numeracy).

Catherine McAuley Team Selected as Metro Minds STEAM Challenge Finalist

Last term Catherine McAuley had five teams from the Years 9 and 10 STEM Club enter the Metro Minds STEAM Challenge.

It Is OK To Shine

“It’s OK to shine”, says Dannielle Miller, Class of 1987, who has recently been awarded The Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours and is proud of this recognition for her service to education, women and youth.


Catherine McAuley Students Participate in Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh International Award is available to all 14 - 24 year olds and a number of Catherine McAuley students are taking part.

Westmead student gets down to business

Catherine McAuley Westmead HSC student Annabelle Abdel-Ahad has been named a finalist for the prestigious Vocational Education and Training in Schools Student of the Year Award for the regional NSW Training Awards (Western Sydney and Blue Mountains). Read more...

Students sing praises of Catholic education in Australia

Catholic students from across the country have joined together in a video performance of the national song ‘Faith in the Future’, to celebrate 200 years of Catholic education in Australia, which marks the anniversary of the first official Catholic school opened in Parramatta in October 1820. Read more...

Duke of Edinburgh Students Learn Key Skills for Their Adventurous Journey

Students who are undertaking the Duke of Edinburgh International Award meet each Friday afternoon after school to learn some of the skills they will need to complete their practise journey camp in the Spring.





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