The original Australian play Forgotten premieres at Riverside Theatres this week, telling the story of the young women who faced adversity and systematic oppression in the Parramatta Female Factory during the 19th century. This haunting production features students from CAPTIVATE, the creative and performing arts program of Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta. Read more...


A captivating new play by Cate Whittaker will have its world premiere at Riverside Theatre on Wednesday 24 July. ‘Forgotten’ sheds light on one of the most famous convict uprisings in Australian history at the Parramatta Female Factory. Learn more...
On Monday, 25 March, the F1 in Schools 2019/20 season was launched at Parramatta Marist in style. Mr Pauschmann (Principal) and Dr Bateman (Head of Maths and Science) raced their own aerodynamic masterpieces head to head down the 20 metre track, which ran down the middle of assembly. Dr Bateman’s “Flying Doctor” won the first heat, with an extremely fast reaction time. Despite this promising start, the doctor was ultimately undone by the green and gold blur of Mr Pauschmann’s “Mark One”, which took out the inaugural title with a lightning raw time of 1.206 seconds. Incredibly high standards have been set for our newly formed F1 teams to meet and exceed.


On Tuesday, 26 February, 32 students from PMHS and CMC gathered in the Hive to launch F1 in Schools for the 2019/20 season. F1 in Schools is an international competition in which students engineer a balsa car to travel 20 meters in less than one second.
Throughout 2018, 16 students from a combined PMHS and Catherine McAuley Westmead Campus team met weekly to prepare a submission into the qualifying round of the Australian Space Design Competition (ASDC). It was the first time either school had competed in ASDC, and after what could best be described as a struggle with the project brief, the team pulled through, and was selected as one of the top ten teams from 23 entrants. Subsequently, we qualified for the National Finals of the Competition, sending a team of twelve students to the University of Queensland on the 18th of January 2019.