Marist College Penshurst

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Marist Catholic College Penshurst
Sydney, New South Wales
Type Co-Educational
Denomination Catholic
Established 1953
Principal Mr Ray Martin
Employees 54
Years offered 7 -12
Enrolment 600[1]

Marist Catholic College Penshurst (established 1953) is a co-educational high school located in Penshurst, a Southern Suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The school currently caters for approximately 600 students from Years 7 to 12.


The school first opened on 27 January 1953 as Marist College Penshurst. It was established by Father Joseph Breen, the Parish Priest of St Declan’s, when Marist College Kogarah could no longer accommodate students from the Penshurst area. The school was run by Marist Brothers, Brother Leopold Smith, the first Principal of the school, Brother Basil and Brother Sixtus.

Brother Thomas More Davison took over as Principal in 1960 and oversaw construction of the oval area.

In 1962, Marist College Penshurst became a Fourth Form school under the Wyndham Scheme.

Marist College Penshurst celebrated their Diamond Jubilee in 2013.[2]

In 2015, the school was renamed Marist Catholic College Penshurst and became a 7-12 co-educational high school.

Annual events[edit]

Important annual events held by Marist Catholic College Penshurst include:

  • Swimming Carnival
  • Athletics Carnival
  • Multicultural Food Festival
  • Music concert

House system[edit]

Students participate in House competitions including the college swimming, cross country and athletics carnivals. The four houses are:

  • Leopold (Red): Named after the first Headmaster of the college, Br Leo Sayer
  • More (Green): Named the second Headmaster of the college, Br Thomas More
  • Dunstan (Yellow): Named after the third Headmaster of the college, Br Dunstan Cavanagh
  • Salvius (Blue): Originally named after the fourth Headmaster of the college, Br Simon Murphy, and later renamed after the seventh Headmaster of the college, Br Salvius


Students participate in representative sporting competitions, including:

  • CBSA (Christian Brothers Sports Association) - athletics, basketball, cross country, rugby league, swimming, touch football and volleyball
  • CCC (Combined Catholic Colleges) athletics, cross country and swimming
  • Arthur Morris Cup (Cricket)
  • Berg Shield (Cricket)
  • Bill Turner Cup (Football)
  • Pan Pacific Games (international)
  • St George Knockout Competition (Rugby League)

Regular weekly sport is also available to students.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Annual Report" (PDF). Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Marist College Penshurst Diamond Jubilee". Retrieved 16 May 2014. 

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