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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...
Four talented drama students from Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta’s creative and performing arts program, CAPTIVATE, will star in the new Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) production I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You at the Parramatta Riverside Theatres this month. Read more...
Following on from the challenge of completing their studies during the COVID-19 crisis, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta students have topped the state in three HSC subjects. Read more...
Congratulations to Parramatta Marist High School student artist Thomas Reid whose HSC major work has been chosen to be in the acclaimed ARTEXPRESS showcase which will be exhibited at both the Hazelhurst Gallery and Margaret Whitlam Galleries at WSU. Read more...
He might star in a 14-Tony nominated Broadway musical but former Parramatta Marist student Ricky Rojas still remembers performing in high school musicals — and wants to track down his former drama teacher. Read more...
The opportunity to work with leading industry professionals during the October school holidays was one not to be missed for two Western Sydney drama students in the Diocese. Read more...
FOUR aspiring young actors had a great opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in drama during the school break by partaking in the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) Stage Vs Screen Holiday program. Read more...

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Students from 15 Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta high schools gathered at the fourth annual Social Justice Day to discuss genuine human encounters in our digital world. This annual day is aimed at launching the yearly Australian Catholic Social Justice statement, which this year is focused on addressing how the internet has changed the way we communicate, work, learn, and do business - and how we can contribute towards a more just and loving digital world. Read more...
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...

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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...

 

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