Marist Catholic College Penshurst is a coeducational secondary school in the Marist tradition that:

- promotes Gospel values, particularly justice and compassion

- encourages a sense of belonging to a community based on family spirit, and

- promotes contemporary, relevant teaching learning for all

We aim to provide diverse and worthwhile opportunities that encourage personal achievement.

Marist is our way of being Catholic and at the heart of our way of educating.


The Archbishop’s Charter for Catholic schools outlines the mission and purpose of Catholic schools in its introduction...

 “CATHOLIC SCHOOLS have a unique role in the evangelising and educating mission of the Church.” 

The Charter has eleven tenants that Catholic schools are called to enliven. The first of these is to: 

“Give witness to their distinctive educational, spiritual, moral and social purposes within the evangelising mission of the Church, founded on faith in Jesus Christ, and express this in a Mission Statement that identifies their traditions and charisms.”

[1] Archbishop’s Charter for Catholic Schools. 


“The Marist Catholic College Penshurst Ministry Plan is designed to give our College Community the best opportunity to engage and live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Its outcome may not be measured during the students’ College life. It is our aim that the values of faith, love, hope and service will manifest themselves throughout their lives and that their Marist school experience will be one that transforms and animates them to be People of the Gospel.”

Marist Ministry Plan, Conclusion, p 16