Marist Catholic College Penshurst is a Year 7 to 12 co-educational Catholic systemic school in the Archdiocese of Sydney. It offers young women and men the environment and opportunities to achieve personal excellence in all areas of school life and beyond. Our approach to education is embodied in the College motto ‘Agnoscere Et Diligere’ which means ‘To Know and Love’.
The College was established in 1953 founded on the rich traditions of service of Saint Marcellin Champagnat and is part of the global network of Marist schools. The College’s ethos reflects many of the personal qualities of Marcellin himself; a place where family spirit is strong, love of work and excellent achievement are highly valued, a place characterised by a lack of pretence but, rather, by simplicity and calm determination. A place where we consciously bring a Marian dimension to our teaching by prayer, imitating Mary’s tenderness, strength and constancy of faith.
Marist Penshurst is first and foremost a Catholic school that has the Gospel at its heart, encouraging students to respond to it with the same faith and generosity expounded by Mary. We practice our faith and strive to live it out daily in the way we treat each other, the way we learn and through our social justice programs and outreach service to the community.
Marist Penshurst is a place where all are welcome, valued, known and supported. Our pastoral care for each student is vital to ensuring the wellbeing essential for good learning. As a community, we support one another and nurture growth as we build on each student’s strengths. We aim to foster in our students an empathy with others as well as the self-confidence and drive to transform their world and the world of those around them.
Our vision for learning, Aspire to be Inspired, animates and empowers all members of our community to hope and dream. It places a strong emphasis on academic achievement and seeking constant improvement in a safe and caring learning environment. The extensive co-curricular program provides students with opportunities in sport, music, debating, public speaking and a vast range of cultural activities.
The four-stage building project which commenced in 2014 provides the College with the latest and best in learning spaces. These contemporary facilities, excellent teachers, high quality resources and a caring environment combine to provide the young women and men with a College that enables the challenge and growth necessary for 21st century learners.
I invite you to view our website to discover the dynamic and diverse learning environment available to our students as well as the spirit and atmosphere that permeates the College and makes Marist Catholic College Penshurst unique.
Let us share with you the lifelong difference that a Marist Penshurst education can make to your daughter or son. The staff, students and parents look forward to welcoming you.
Mr Ray Martin