Marist College Penshurst is a regional Catholic systemic high school. The College has a great tradition of achieving excellent academic results.
The school is currently a Year 7 to 10 boys school and in 2015 it will begin the transition to being a Year 7 to 12 co-educational school. The first HSC will be completed in 2016.
The future school will have a selective stream called the Newman Stream to cater for the more capable students.
MCP will continue to encourage the development of the whole person physical, cultural, spiritual and academic.
Part of a worldwide network of Marist schools, the school was founded by the Australian Marist Brothers in 1953. Marist schools are based on the ideals of their founder, St Marcellin Champagnat , who started the order in France. We are celebrating our 60th Diamond Jubilee this year.
The basic principles of a Marist education are:
- Family Spirit
- Zeal and Hard Work
- Spiritual Formation of the Child
- Fondness for the Child Most in Need
- Education of the Whole Person: Faith, Culture and Life in Harmony
- Effective Teaching
- Being Present to the Children
- Good Example
- Daring, Audacious, Youthful Optimism
- All to Jesus through Mary
In keeping with these ideals, the school aims to be a place where hard work and excellent achievement is highly valued, where the individual student is respected, and a strong family and community spirit is evident. For a wonderful insight into what it means to be Marist, check out this article by Brother Tony Butler.
We are located in Mortdale, in Sydney's southern suburbs. The school is handy to public transport with rail and bus links located at Mortdale and Penshurst.
This school has a proud tradition of caring for the individual and striving for academic excellence. As it moves through these exciting years these traditions will develop.