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MARIAN COLLEGE, KENTHURST


Established in 1988, Marian College is a Catholic co-educational
systemic high school with classes from Years 7 to 12. The College is a learning
community offering a quality education that encourages each student and staff
member to achieve their personal best in all aspects of their learning and
teaching. As a Catholic community, faith development is embedded in both the
formal and informal practices, processes, structures and lived witness of the
members of the school community. Emphasis is placed on pastoral care of the
students and a school counsellor is available to assist the team of pastoral
care co-ordinators. A Peer Support program is offered for Year 7 students.
Gospel values underpin the development of positive relationships based on
mutual respect and an understanding of individual and communal rights and
responsibilities. Special programs are available that cater for the specific
needs of gifted and talented students and those with learning difficulties.

Facilities: Commercial kitchen, woodwork rooms, graphics room,
visual arts, drama, dance and music rooms, Learning Resource Centre, large
sheltered area, oval, facilities for agriculture, multi-purpose courts, science
laboratories, prayer room, automotive workshop, e-Learning room, computing
laboratories. Marian College has three dedicated computer labs, an e-Learning
centre and design studio in the learning resource centre as well as an array of
peripherals to support the learning agenda. Digital still and video cameras,
scanners, printers, data projectors, multimedia equipment and laptops are
available for students with supporting hardware. Marian College utilises the
latest professional software including Pro Desktop, Windows XP, Adobe products
and video editing tools. The College utilises CeNet, which is an intranet
linking many Catholic school communities across Australia. CeNet allows
students, teachers and staff access to online learning anytime and from any
place with internet access. It also provides access to online resources such as
learning objects, weblinks, email, and web 2.0 tools. The use of technology is
integrated into the curriculum.

Electives Years 7 to 10: History, Design & Technology, Commerce,
Geography, Drama, Agriculture, Information & Software Technology, Graphics
Technology, Industrial Technology (Automotive, Timber), Visual Arts, Music,
Food Technology, Dance, Italian, Physical Activity and Sports Studies.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Studies of Religion, Religion (Catholic
Studies), Mathematics (all courses), English (all courses), Physics, Chemistry,
Biology, Senior Science, Software Design & Development, Information
Processes & Technology, Design & Technology, Industrial
Technology(Timber and Multimedia), Food Technology, Economics, Modern and Ancient
History, Extension History, Geography, Business Studies, Visual Arts, Music,
Italian, PD/Health/PE, Agriculture, Drama, Legal Studies, Dance, Community
& Family Studies, Digital Imaging, and Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation. The
College offers VET courses in Construction, Hospitality, Entertainment and
Business Services. Students are able to access TVET courses and Traineeships.

Sport: Athletics, swimming, cross-country, rugby league, rugby
union, soccer, indoor soccer, cricket, indoor cricket, tennis, netball, touch
football, triathlon, volleyball, basketball, softball, hockey and squash.

Extracurricular activities: Public speaking, debating, music
tuition, mock trial, band/ensembles, musicals, writers’ group, Tournament of
Minds.

Welfare and personal development: Homeroom and house system, peer
support, student counsellor, pastoral care co-ordinators, learning support.

Religion Catholic
Type Catholic
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment 920 students
Phone
02 9654******* 02 9654 2118
Fax
02 9654******* 02 9654 2359
Address 28 Annangrove Road, Kenthurst 2156
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