Embracing our faith - Strengthening our future
St Patrick’s Marist College is part of a system of Catholic schools within the Diocese of Parramatta. Our college motto, ‘Esto Fidelis’ (Be Faithful), reflects our Marist connection to the Holy Mother, Mary. Our college is actively engaged in leading our students in the way of Mary, to know and love God and to strive to make Gospel values a reality in their lives.
All schools in the Diocese of Parramatta:
Are truly Catholic in identity and life
Are led by caring staff committed to sharing the Catholic faith with students in partnership with families
Build faith communities that support students and staff to flourish
Value each student as an individual
Share the values of the Gospel to help students grow in faith and learning
Are welcoming and just
Celebrating our faith
We place great importance on the contribution of visual and performing arts to the liturgical life of our school. Live music, singing, drama, symbols, visual art works, gestures and liturgical movement are incorporated into all celebrations, providing meaningful and relevant faith experiences for young people.
Our Religious Education Curriculum identifies the Catholic school as a place where students are offered experiences of Catholic discipleship, and suggests ways that schools can promote those experiences in everyday school life.
Staff and students are immersed in our Catholic tradition through:
- Religious Education programs
- Sacramental celebrations
- Marist formation
- social justice activities (student led “Chance for Change” group)
- prayer and devotions
- College Youth group
- World Youth Day and other diocesan events
At St Patrick’s Marist, we endeavour to help our young people engage in their own spiritual journey, to learn Christian discipleship and to find meaning and purpose to life. The college is a family-like community focussed on quality learning and teaching experiences that nurture and challenge each student to become an informed, deep thinker who acts with the compassion of Jesus and the reflective heart of Mary in creating a more just world.