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Religion: Catholic

Type: Systemic

Years : Year 7 to Year 12

Boys/Girls: Boys

Day/boarding: Day

Enrolment: Enrolments at the College for Year 7 commence in March of the preceding year. An Information Evening in Term 1 is held for parents, followed by an orientation day at the College for the Year 6 students of the area. Applications close on the final day of Term 1. Post-Year 7 enrolment enquiries are welcome and should be directed to the Enrolment Secretary. Places are strictly subject to availability.


Principal: Mr David McInnes


Marist College Pagewood is a Catholic secondary school for boys from Years 7 to 12. The College has a strong emphasis on all Key Learning Areas, taught in modern, well-equipped facilities in a suburban setting, close to Maroubra Junction.

Facilities: The College boasts facilities that are commensurate with the contemporary needs of high-quality teaching and effective learning in boys’ education. All classrooms are equipped with 21st-century technologies, including individual laptops for students. Well-equipped science and music rooms, together with a modern commercial kitchen, a student’s gymnasium and “The Hermitage Centre”, a multi-functional facility. During 2011, work will begin on the design and construction of a student Trade Centre.

Curriculum Years 7 and 8: In Years 7 and 8 students follow a general course of study that comprises Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, Human Society and its Environment, Italian, Visual Arts, Music, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education, Pastoral Care, and Technology and Applied Studies.

Curriculum Years 9 and 10: In Years 9 and 10, the curriculum broadens as the boys enter Stage 5. In this stage, students are required to study set courses in the Key Learning Areas of Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Science, Australian History and Geography as well as Personal Development, Health and Physical Education. Students have the opportunity to select two elective courses in Year 9 and can choose again in Year 10. Additional subject choices include: Commerce, Information Software Technology, Building, Graphics Technology, Industrial Tech (Timber), Language, Music and Physical Activity and Sports Studies. In the compulsory Mathematics course there are three levels, which are graded according to students’ abilities.

Curriculum Years 11 and 12: There is a wide choice of subjects offered, which includes Catholic Studies, Studies of Religion (1 or 2 unit), English (Standard or Advanced), Mathematics (all four levels are offered), Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Ancient History, Modern History, Economics, Engineering, Business Studies, Construction, Hospitality, Information Processes Technology, Information Technology VET, Industrial Tech (Timber), Computing Applications, PDHPE, Pastoral Care, Visual Arts, Visual Design and Digital Imaging, Visual Design and Work Studies. A language may be studied through the Open High School or the Saturday School of Community Languages.

Religious Education, Social Justice and Welfare: The College is founded on the Marist tradition. Catholic life and culture is integrated across the curriculum and permeates all aspects of College life. The social justice program is varied and dynamic; it enables students to live out Gospel values in a practical way. There is a valuable and nurturing Peer Support Scheme which enables senior students to interact with and assist the younger students.

Sport: Sports offered through one-day tournaments, representative level, MCC and curriculum level are: athletics, tennis, golf, rugby league, touch football, soccer, cricket, squash, basketball, volleyball, tennis, martial arts, fitness, walking, surfing and fishing. There is no Saturday sport, leaving the students free to play for their local clubs.

Co-curricular activities: These include sport, bands, debating, public speaking, choir, drama and chess.

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