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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...

Living Life to the Full

For a number of years, our Catholic community has been working together on a new approach to sharing faith with children and young people in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains. On Thursday 3 June 2021, an updated version of the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta draft new curriculum for Religious Education was released in response to feedback from clergy, parents, teachers, students and friends, including experts in theology, scripture and Religious Education. Read more...

Faith in Our Future

On Monday 24 May 2021, the Catholic community of the Diocese of Parramatta celebrated 200 years of Catholic education in Australia at a Mass held at St Patrick’s Cathedral. The site of the first Catholic school established by Fr John Therry in 1820 is just a short stroll away in Hunter Street, Parramatta. Read More...

Honouring All Mothers

On Thursday 6 May, we held a special Mother's Day liturgy in honour of all the wonderful mothers in our community. Read more...

Sisters of the Immaculata visit

We were so blessed to have the Sisters of the Immaculata all the way from Tasmania visit Santa Sophia Catholic College over two days, Thursday 25th March and Friday 26th March. Read more...

Catholic students together apart during LIFTED week

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...

Lent starts with Ash

Today was a big day in our College, as we entered into the season of Lent as a Catholic faith community - Ash Wednesday begins this season of Lent, a time for fasting, prayer and giving alms. Read more...

Year 7 Reflection Day

After a week long Boot Camp, today, we invited our new Year 7 students to rest and reflect on their purpose and who they want to be through a Reflection Day. Read more...

School Year officially begins with Opening Mass

"In a Catholic school, we believe the the school year doesn't officially begin until we have our Opening Mass!" exclaimed Mr De Vries as we celebrated an Opening Mass first in the Secondary, then in the Primary. Read more..

A 'blessed' retreat to end the year

On Thursday 10 December, our Year 8's had an end of year 'Blessed' Youth Retreat, an opportunity to pause and reflect on this year of change. Read more...

 

 


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