Marist-Sion College

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Marist-Sion College
Warragul, VIC
Coordinates 38°9′37″S 145°54′48″E / 38.16028°S 145.91333°E / -38.16028; 145.91333Coordinates: 38°9′37″S 145°54′48″E / 38.16028°S 145.91333°E / -38.16028; 145.91333
Type Catholic
Motto Truth, Charity and Constancy
Established 1975
Principal Peter Houlahan[1]
Enrolment ~930
Campus 165 Burke Street, Warragul, Victoria
Colour(s) Green, yellow, white

Marist-Sion College is a coeducational Catholic independent school founded in 1975 in Warragul, Victoria, Australia. Marist-Sion enrols students from towns spanning from Morwell to Pakenham, Neerim District and Ellinbank District.[citation needed] Marist-Sion serves four local parishes; Warragul, Drouin, Trafalgar and Iona/Maryknoll. [2]The College is one of the founding members of the Association of Marist Schools of Australia.[citation needed]


Marist-Sion College was formed in 1975 as a result of the merger between St Joseph's College, a boys' conducted by the Marist Brothers, and the Our Lady of Sion College, a secondary school for girls.[3]


  • Mr Peter Houlahan, Principal
  • Mr John Picinali, Deputy Principal: Pastoral Care
  • Mrs Marian Kee, Deputy Principal: Learning
  • Mr Brett McKellar, Business Manager
  • Mrs Robyn Rebbechi, Director of Faith Director
  • Mr Bernie Gleeson, Director of School Administration
  • Mr Ron Ruzzier, Director of Staff Development

House system[edit]

Previous to 2001 there were four houses, Champagnat, Joseph, Mackillop and Marcellin. However, four new houses were added in 2001, being: Jericho, Loreto, Lourdes and Sion. Below are the houses with their respective colours and heads of houses.

  • Champagnat - Navy Blue, Mr Jacob Sharp
  • Joseph - Gold, Mr John Heatley
  • Jericho - Orange, Mr Thomas Sandner
  • Loreto - White, Mr James Mazzolini
  • Lourdes - Light Blue, Mrs Christine Haasz
  • Mackillop - Green, Mr Jason Blackburn
  • Marcellin - Red, Mr Adrian Mitchell
  • Sion - Purple, Mr Peter Coghlan

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Marist-Sion College (2008), Marist-Sion College, viewed 17 September 2008.
  2. ^ Marist-Sion College (2008), History of the College, viewed 17 September 2008.
  3. ^ Marist-Sion College (2008), History of the College, viewed 17 September 2008.

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