Headmaster’s Welcome

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. I hope you feel a sense of the rich, vibrant learning environment offered here at Marist College Canberra.

Two hundred years ago, the founder of the Marist Brothers, St Marcellin Champagnat, claimed his core work was ‘to produce good Christians and good citizens’.

This remains the goal for Marist College Canberra as there are few responsibilities as crucial to our society as the preparation of young people for life in today’s world.

A Marist education provides boys with a spiritual compass while teaching boys how to seek guidance from God. We aim to place a Marian stamp on the hearts of our boys, so they will know how to work in the service of others. Your son’s time here with us is a journey, based on Catholic values, in the tradition of St Marcellin Champagnat.

Take the time to learn more about the opportunities we can provide for your son. We are proud of our Marist tradition of hospitality, and I extend a warm invitation to you to come and visit us so we may show you our College and how proud we are to be part of its community.

Matthew Hutchison

Marist Spirituality

Characteristics of Marist Spirituality

For the Christian, there is one single spiritual path, that of the gospel of Jesus. Reading, studying, praying, living the Gospel is how we grow in our relationships with God, with other people, and with creation.

What has become known as Marist Spirituality is that particular way that St Marcellin guided his Brothers, and us, to follow the Gospel.

Our Mission

We are a Catholic school in the tradition of St Marcellin Champagnat that strives to make Jesus known and loved through forming young men of strong minds and gentle hearts.

“I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly”

(John 10:10)

Our Vision

Underpinned by the knowledge we are deeply loved by God, and with Mary as our inspiration and guide, we endeavour to be authentic witnesses to the Gospel who:

  • dare to engage in the spiritual and intellectual adventure before us safeguard all in our care
  • are anchored in authentic presence through communion, Sacrament and prayer
  • are transformative in educating for truth, depth and choice
  • cherish human dignity

We live this for the Marist graduate who we hope:

  • is restless for God and alert to the Spirit embraces mystery and seeks a deep relationship with Christ
  • is nurtured by contemplation 
  • is committed to intellectual rigour, learning and achievement
  • aspires to live in gratitude with joy encounters the daily company of empathy and forgiveness
  • moves towards and accompanies the least, the lost and the lonely
  • is a steward of creation
  • looks to the future with audacity and hope

Strategic Plan 2023 - 2026

Marist College Canberra will continue to be a leading Catholic Boys school pursuing excellence in all we do.