On Saturday 12 March, Gilroy Catholic College, Castle Hill school captain, Laura Feeney, won the district final for the Crestwood Lions Youth Quest’s public speaking competition.
During Catholic Schools Week, Gilroy Catholic College, Castle Hill showcased the skills of their budding politicians when they invited the local community to see their student parliament in action on Tuesday 16 March.
On Tuesday 27 October, Brad Campbell principal at Gilroy College received an award for Outstanding Support of Civics and Citizenship at the Constitution Education Fund Australia (CEFA) NSW 2008 Awards Ceremony.
A special mass was held in the diocese on 4 November to mark the centenary of the death of Blessed Mary MacKillop and to give thanks to the Sisters of St Joseph.
On Tuesday 20 October, Higher School Certificate (HSC) examinations will commence for students across New South Wales.
Students at Good Samaritan Catholic College, Hinchinbrook, performed two plays in the lead up to Catholic Schools Week.
On Tuesday 8 September, 95 children from Good Shepherd Primary, Plumpton competed in their first ever Junior Rock Eisteddfod state grand final at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.
Good Shepherd Primary, Plumpton held a mufti day to raise money for the Make A Wish Foundation in honour of fellow student, Anthony Magtanong who is fighting the disease, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.
The Summer Reading Challenge is open to all students enrolled in a Catholic school in the Parramatta diocese. Students will go in to the draw to win one iPod Touch in each age category.
Accomplished educator and CEO of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority, Dr Peter Hill, as been invited to speak at the 2010 Ann D Clark Lecture.