Marist College North Shore
270 Miller Street
North Sydney NSW2060
Tel: 02 9957 5000
Fax: 02 9954 9087
Religious Affiliation: Catholic
Learning Extension: Yes
International Students: Yes
Our School - Marist College North Shore
Marist College North Shore is a medium-sized systemic Catholic high school for boys enrolling approximately 830 students. The College provides a comprehensive high-quality education in a nurturing Marist community founded on enduring Catholic values which prepares boys for an adult life of responsibility and commitment. Each boy is assigned to a House when they join. Boys remain in their House group for most of their academic classes in Years 7 and 8. Throughout their entire time at the College the boys continue in the one House with the same tutor groups and House Coordinator. The knowledge of the boys built up over time enhances the care of every student. Marist is neither elitist nor selective and has built a reputation on providing challenges to the full range of abilities and interests and developing well-rounded balanced students.
Founded on enduring Catholic Values marist has an excellent Pastoral Care Program based on the belief in dignity of the individual. In the College it is expressed through: • The development of quality relationships• The provision of satisfying learning experiences• The establishment of an effective care networkThere is a valuable and nurturing Peer Support Scheme as well as an effective Mentoring and Leadership Program which enables senior students to interact with and assist the younger students. The junior boys value this support and find that it eases their transition into College life.
The College has a strong emphasis on the key learning areas of R. E.english mathematics science HSIE languages and PDHPE and includes extension programs and support classes. There is a formalised Gifted and Talented Program which empowers academically gifted students to perform at their highest level. This program is designed to maximise and enrich the potential of all our students. The College offers elective subjects from Year 9. The academic curriculum at Marist is supported by a strong co-curricular program these activities enable students to discover and develop their individual talents skills and interests. Activities include: Bands (Jazz rock and Concert) debating & Public Speaking science Club chess drama creative Arts and Army Cadets.
Sport is an important facet of the school curriculum as it promotes physical emotional and social development. Marist College has a strong sporting background and has long and proud traditions in many sports including Rugby League touch Football squash and Water Polo. Summer and winter competitive sports include; Cricket swimming squash tennis golf touch league soccer basketball volleyball WAter Polo athletics and Cross Country. The College is a long time member of the Metropolitan Catholic Colleges Sports Association and through the MCC students are able to access representation at higher levels. All MCC games are played on Thursday afternoon. There is no Saturday compulsory sport leaving the students free to play for their local clubs. For students not involved in MCC sport awide range of sports and activities is offered on a Thursday afternoon including Rock Climbing tenpin Bowling ice Skating golf and Surfing.
Marist produces many talented students across a range of Creative Arts and each year these students are able to show case their talents in a variety of settings. These include the annual College Musical the Spring Music Festival cultural Week and local and national Art drama and Music competitions. Music art drama and Photographic & Digital Media are offered as electives. The Music Tuition Program in the College encourages students to enter the AMEB and Trinity Examinations as well as the annual College Eisteddfod.
Classrooms and Science labs feature the latest technology by way of large flat screen usb televisions for work presentation and interactive whiteboards. There are numerous specialists' rooms including Art rooms design & Technology workshops computer labs video editing suite and darkroom. There is a multi-media room drama studio fitness training centre and Music tuition and learning rooms. Opened in December 2007 is the Coyle Centre which houses a large library and resource centre with multi-media rooms computer and study rooms and additional classrooms. The Coyle Centre is also home to our state of the art commercial kitchen food preparation and demonstration kitchens food technology kitchen and food theory classroom. The College has a substantial undercover recreation space for the boys as well as indoor and outdoor Basketball and Volleyball courts Handball courts and Cricket nets. The College also has access to St Leonard's Park and North Sydney Oval (situated opposite) for sporting and recreational activities.