Catholic Schools in NSW and ACT

Catholic schools enrol about 20 per cent of Australian school students. There are 615 Catholic Primary and Secondary schools across NSW and the ACT, providing quality education in a faith-centred environment.

Catholic schools teach the same curriculum as government schools. Expectations of achievement and conduct are high. With a strong focus on the individual, a broad curriculum caters for a wide range of interests and abilities.

Catholic schools offer highly qualified and professional teachers who cater to the diverse learning needs of our students.

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Catholic Schools Week (CSW) 2015 will be held from 8 to 14 March and will involve the communities of all 615 Catholic primary and secondary schools across NSW and the ACT.
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  • Terra Sancta College renamed to honour St John Paul II

    To commemorate the Canonisation of Pope John Paul II and his connection to the Diocese of Parramatta, Bishop Anthony Fisher OP, has announced that Terra Sancta College will be renamed St John Paul II Catholic College, Nirimba and Schofields from the commencement of Term 3 this year.
  • Trade training at school provides head start in critical trade areas

    McCarthy Catholic Trade Training Centre assistant principal, John Wills, said trade training courses are not only a great employment pathway for secondary students, they also help to address the skills shortage in trades such as brick and blocklaying.
  • RE Review: Faith in the future of Catholic schooling

    The findings and recommendations of the Review of Religious Education for Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta were presented to a forum of over 200 parish priests, principals and Religious Education coordinators on 5 June at Rosehill Gardens.
  • Three cheers for students and teachers

    St Columba’s Catholic College and St Thomas Aquinas Primary, Springwood was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from the Blue Mountains combined emergency services in recognition of assistance provided to emergency services through the evacuation of the school during the bushfire event on the 17 October 2013.
  • Catholic schools supporting faith@work

    Throughout May, Catholic schools across the Diocese of Parramatta will be taking part in the Diocesan Works Fund (DWF) Appeal faith@work.
  • Catholic Schools Week video competition winners announcement

    Congratulations to the winners of the Catholic Schools Weeks video competition ‘what makes your Catholic school great?’


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