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New teachers and leaders called to serve

Beginning teachers, new school principals and leaders gathered for a moving celebration at St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta as Bishop Vincent Long and Parish Priests blessed and welcomed Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese staff to their new roles.

Aspirations for Western Sydney students drive new Catholic schools leader

With more than 20 years of experience leading some of Australia’s largest not-for-profit organisations, Executive Director Jack de Groot is excited to begin a new journey with Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese (CPSD)

Our ‘Sultan of Speed’ shines at Australian All Schools

One of the most exciting young stars in Australian athletics, St John XXIII Catholic College student Sebastian Sultana continues to show why he’s regarded as a future Olympic star with his double gold win at the recent Australian All Schools Track and Field Championships in Adelaide.

Sultana and our students shine at NSW All Schools

Gifted St John XXIII Catholic College student Sebastian Sultana is being heralded as a future Olympian and Commonwealth Games star after he and a number of other Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta students produced amazing results at the NSW All Schools Championships recently.

Arthur a long way from days as Luai’s ball-boy

Jake Arthur remembers acting as a ball-boy for Jarome Luai. Arthur – then a year 7 student at Patrician Brothers’ College, Blacktown – patrolled the sidelines watching in awe as Luai took the field in his final season at school.

Patties still hungry

Patrician Brothers College Blacktown is renowned for producing top-tier rugby league players - and the new generation is ready to make its mark.

Catholic education champion calls time after 48 years service

Greg Whitby AM KSG will retire as Executive Director of Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta at the end of the 2022 school year. Over more than 40 years service to education, Greg has been a champion of innovation and change in learning and teaching.

Readers are winners

Congratulations to our winners and all who entered the 2021/22 Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge (EDSRC), it has been an incredible competition this year with a large number of entries.

Nine former Patrician Brothers’ Blacktown students in Penrith Panthers Round 1 squad

They are the decade-long schoolmates flung together in the halves to kickstart Penrith’s anticipated premiership defence. Read more...

This HSC topper taught common Punjabi words to his schoolmates

Harkirat Singh, who topped the Punjabi subject in this year's New South Wales HSC, says he is proud to keep his language, faith and culture alive - all while studying at Patrician Brothers' Blacktown.



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2023 Term 1 Issue 3


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