Every child is different and so is his or her learning journey

Our approach to learning puts the growth of each individual child at the heart of schooling. Schools in the Diocese of Parramatta are places of wonder, exploration and endless possibilities. Catherine McAuley welcomes and truly values each student in our diverse and multicultural learning community.

Each child’s unique strengths and needs guide the design of the learning opportunities we provide to our students.

After all, learning how to learn is equally important as what we learn!

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Inspired learning starts with highly motivated and professional teachers

Like you, we know that great teachers make a real difference in a child’s life. Our teachers are lifelong learners too and regularly undertake professional development to keep up to date with current best practice in education. Our expert teachers will tailor teaching to meet your child at their point of need, track how they are progressing, and respond with extra support when needed.

In responding to the individual needs of students, our Diversity Team identifies areas of student strengths and challenges and provides specialist support. Catherine McAuley also provides a:

  • counsellor
  • careers advisor
  • teacher librarian.

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Our Learning Journey

The Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese learning Journey honours the developmental stages in a student’s life. Catherine McAuley recognises the importance of a smooth transition from primary to secondary school.

We facilitate this change from primary to secondary school with a formal transition program, beginning in Year 6 and continuing through Year 7.

The program includes:

  • Orientation day
  • Peer mentoring program.
  • Year 7 Family Welcome Evening
  • Parent-Teacher meetings

Our Learning Journey

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Our Curriculum and Subject Offerings

Based on leading educational research and the best of today’s technologies, we aim to support our students to become passionate, independent and life-long learners.

Catherine McAuley follows the curriculum approved by the Education Standards Authority (NESA) covering all key learning areas. We also have a range of elective courses to suit students at all ability levels.


Our Curriculum and Subject Offerings

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education

Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese (CSPD) recognises and respects the heritage, spirituality, cultures and deep connection to Country of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

An understanding of Aboriginal spirituality is incorporated into Religious Education programs, prayer and liturgy. A number of our schools have dedicated yarning spaces, cultural groups and inclusive Aboriginal Cultural Programs. Working closely with Catholic Schools NSW and all CSPD staff, our Jarara Cultural Centre is an integral part of how we share culture, build capacity and provide pastoral care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and their families.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education

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Our Learning Spaces

The learning spaces at Catherine McAuley are designed to enhance the learning opportunities of our students. From the latest technology to flexible seating options and adaptable class sizes, students will learn how to work both independently and as part of a small or large group depending on the task at hand.

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School Library

Our library is a physical and digital place of inquiry and reading. It provides access to a range of resources that help inspire purposeful learning.

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Career Learning

Students and parents have access to online careers resources to stay up to date with careers events, open days, scholarship opportunities and more.

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Student Learning Devices

Students are required to bring a learning device as part of their education. Find out our device requirements and preferred suppliers.

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Assessment Guidelines

The Year 7 to 12 assessment handbooks provide important information on how assessments work, as well as ongoing assessment dates.

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Endless possibilities with learning partners

Our learning approach makes a welcome space for parents, carers and other valued partners to engage with our learners in a deeply personalised, anywhere, anytime approach to learning.

As part of a system of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta, we also benefit from formal agreements with many institutions that form a wide network of strategic relationships and collaborations to advance research, teaching and innovation in Catholic schools across Greater Western Sydney.

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We help students be the best learners they can be

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