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School Wetlands Project Completed

The Student Environment Group has been working hard over the last few years on the wetlands area located behind the school.

NAIDOC Week: a time for healing

With NAIDOC Week to be held during the July school holidays, several Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta schools got in early and held special events during the last weeks of Term 2. Read more...

Reconciliation Week at Catherine McAuley

An indigenous group of students at Catherine McAuley, known as the Strong Sisters, has coordinated the school’s activities during Reconciliation Week.

Students’ ‘Sea of Hands’ in support of Reconciliation

'Sorry begins with me,' read the message on one hand in a Sea of Hands as Our Lady of the Nativity Lawson joined a number of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta replicating the display which 24 years since its inception, continues to serve as a powerful symbol of reconciliation, hope and public support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Read more...

Reconciliation ‘More than a Word’ for Catholic schools

Truth-telling was the focus when Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta representatives were Welcomed to Dharug Country during Reconciliation Week. The powerful event held on the site of the Blacktown Native Institute in Oakhurst will have a lasting impact as Catholic schools in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains put Reconciliation into action in 2021. Read more...

Student advocate shares story with ABC

Catherine McAuley Westmead student Shanaya Donovan featured in the ABC NSW back to school news coverage on Friday 29 January. Shanaya, a Dharug traditional owner and activist, shared her hopes for the future and reflected on the experience of COVID-19 as a student. Watch the video...

CEDP Leaders rise to challenge ahead

In the final days of the summer holidays, more than 500 leaders from Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) schools gathered virtually to prepare for the 2021 school year. Read more...

Catherine McAuley Celebrates NAIDOC Week

Catherine McAuley last week celebrated NAIDOC Week, a special week celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and recognising Indigenous Australians’ contributions to our country. The theme for this year is, ‘Always was, Always will be’.

Schools celebrate NAIDOC Week

This week, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta schools will celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Rescheduled due to COVID-19, NAIDOC Week events include smoking ceremonies, an all-schools dance lesson streamed through Youtube and the virtual Murama Indigenous Youth Summit. Read more...

Reconciliation Week 2020: A Commitment Statement for Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

As a community of Catholic schools in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains, we stand alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, our First Nation People. Read more...

 

 

 

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