St Patrick's Marist College is a co-educational high school offering students the chance to belong to a dynamic learning community which values the achievements of each individual.
Students are supported and challenged in a faith-based environment to become critical thinkers, effective collaborators and skilled communicators, ready to face an exciting future.
A St Patrick’s Marist education is relevant and relational, and immerses students in a culture of participation. There are a variety of extracurricular opportunities on offer across academic, sporting and cultural fields. Every aspect of a student’s development is catered for – academic, physical, spiritual and emotional.
A rich culture of learning
At St Patrick’s Marist College, we are committed to the future of our students and a forward-thinking approach is at the core of our learning and teaching.
A contemporary Marist education prepares students to be critical thinkers equipped with the skills that our changing world demands. We recognise that education must be relevant with real world applications, and must create students with flexible thinking skills and resilience.
A comprehensive curriculum
The College has a NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) approved curriculum that caters for a wide range of student interests and abilities, with the opportunity to choose from a broad range of courses and subjects.
We have a student centred approach to learning. Our students and their varied needs drive all that we do at the College, and as such our focus is on learning through innovation that builds creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication.
Embracing Our Faith - Strengthening Our Future
At St Patrick’s Marist, we endeavour to help our young people engage in their own spiritual journey, to learn Christian discipleship and to find meaning and purpose to life.
The College is a family-like community focused on quality learning and teaching experiences that nurture and challenge each student to become an informed, deep thinker who acts with the compassion of Jesus and the reflective heart of Mary in creating a more just world.
"Like our patron St Patrick and our Good Mother, Mary, we believe in a future filled with hope, a hope that we can make real through our faith."
Our Marist Heritage
St Patrick’s Marist College is a learning community in the Catholic Marist tradition and has a history reaching back to the colonial era of Australia.
Arriving in Sydney in 1872, the Marist Brothers, led by Brother Ludovic, the founder of the Marist Brothers Province in Australia, established a parish school at Church Hill, The Rocks. The mission was to educate students in the Marist way and to have them graduate with strong minds and gentle hearts.
Together in all things
At St Patrick's we work together to build a strong and vibrant community.
Our parents play an important part in supporting our school through fundraising, working bees and offering us valuable insights to help us nurture and teach their children. The needs and wellbeing of our students are always at the heart of all we do.
Nurturing talents, feeding inspiration
Extracurricular activities provide opportunities for students to develop leadership and organisational skills and to make valuable contributions to College life and the local community in many ways. Students are encouraged to find and develop their passions.
We challenge our students to learn more than just the fundamentals, providing them with opportunities to constantly challenge themselves.
Inclusion for students with High Support Needs
St Patrick’s Marist College is home to ‘Wiyanga’, a purpose-built facility that offers students with High Support Needs an alternate platform for learning and inclusion in Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta system of schools. The newly completed learning space is open to students from all over the Diocese who have a diagnosis of moderate intellectual disability as a primary disability and low adaptive functioning. At full capacity, Wiyanga can cater for 30 students.