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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...
In late February, Catholic Youth Parramatta (CYP) hosted their regular LIFTED sessions online, featuring music, prayer, reflection and action for primary school students, Year 12 leaders, young adults and Faith in Action Team (FIAT) teachers across the Diocese of Parramatta. FIAT teachers work together to offer additional opportunities for faith formation to students within their school community. Read more...
Before and after school care at St Michael’s Primary Baulkham Hills is very much a parish affair. It was therefore fitting that members of the parish were part of the blessing of the Catholic Out of Hours School Care (COSHC), which has recently come under the responsibility of Catholic Diocese of Parramatta Services Limited (CDPSL). Read more...
This year 661 students from Catholic schools across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains stepped up to take the Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge! In total, 4185 books were read as part of the competition: over 1000 more books than last year! Today the winners were announced. Read more...
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...
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...
Can’t visit St Michael’s because of COVID19? Take a virtual tour instead! Read more...

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On RU Ok? Day, Student Leaders invited staff and students to wear a touch of yellow. As well, they placed yellow fabric on a bench on each playground. The purpose of the yellow benches was to encourage those without a friend to use the bench to meet friends. RU Ok? Day is about encouraging people to ask if they are OK and to make a connection with someone new. Read more...

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St Michael’s is proud to support Jersey Day to raise awareness of organ and tissue donation. Read more...

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Students from 3 Red and 3 Green enjoyed engaging in discussion about the purpose of our Beirut Fundraiser and identifying ways we can continue to support those in need. During our Religion lesson, students wrote thoughtful prayers for the families affected by the Beirut explosion. The prayers were then distributed to our local Lebanese churches in the Hills District Community. Read more...

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