Marian College (Ararat)

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Marian College
Ararat, Victoria
Coordinates 37°17′6″S 142°56′18″E / 37.28500°S 142.93833°E / -37.28500; 142.93833Coordinates: 37°17′6″S 142°56′18″E / 37.28500°S 142.93833°E / -37.28500; 142.93833
Type Independent
Motto Latin: Fortiter et Suaviter
(Strength and Gentleness)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1888
Principal Carmel Barker
Gender Coeducational
Campus Ararat

Marian College is a Roman Catholic, Co-education, secondary day school in Ararat, Victoria, Australia.

Established in 1955, Marian College works under the governance of the Brigidine sisters.


Marian College was founded in 1888 by the Brigidine Sisters from Ireland. The foundress being Mother Gertrude Kelly. It follows the five Brigidine Core Values and is under the motto "Fortiter et Suaviter" - Strength and Gentleness. The first teachers of the school were five Brigidine nuns from Ireland sent by Bishop Daniel Delany to Australia. The sisters came on the boat "The Ormuz" and moved into the new brick convent. The original convent is still in use in the school today housing the chapel, parlour, hall, offices, library and staff area.

The parlour, the most beautiful room in the school, was painted by Sister Kate Griffin, for whom a wing in the school is named.

There are numerous wings in the school named after influential people: - Ursula Hayes Wing - Brendan Davey Wing -

Sister schools[edit]

There are eight sister schools to Marian College (Ararat) that also follow the Brigidine Order in Australia.

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