Community Principles

As a Catholic learning community illumined by the gospel of Jesus Christ and founded in the Marist traditions of St Marcellin Champagnat, Marist College Canberra strives to bring the Gospels to life through our core values of faith, love, justice, compassion and hospitality. 

As a member of our College community, we expect that in all communications and interactions with, on behalf of or in relation to the College, you will always support our Catholic and Marist ethos. You will uphold these values while treating others with respect, demonstrating and modelling behaviour that promotes and supports positive relationships and wellbeing in our College. Together, we create fine young men.

Key Personnel

College Executive
  • Headmaster - Matthew Hutchison
  • Deputy Headmaster - Liam Stakelum
  • Director of Business Services - Christine White
  • Assistant Head of School, Junior School - Kirsty Bell
  • Assistant Head of School, Learning and Teaching - Peter Milligan (Acting 2022)
  • Assistant Head of School, Mission and Identity - Peter Hawes
  • Assistant Head of School, Staff and Community - Glenn Slater
  • Assistant Head of School, Studies - Rohit Bhatnagar
  • Head of Professional Learning - Jane Pamenter
  • Director of Advancement - Sarah Gavel
Senior School - Heads of Departments
  • Digital Technologies - Sanjay Sharma
  • English - John O’Kane
  • Enrichment and Learning Support - Jen Croker
  • Health and Physical Education - Wayne McAuliffe
  • Hospitality and Food Technology - Dave Moore
  • Information and Library Services - Karen Collins
  • Languages - Kate Lofthouse
  • Mathematics - Matthew McDonald
  • Performing Arts - Jarrod Schindler
  • Science - Melissa Musgrove
  • Social Science - Lorraine Gannon
  • Technology and Applied Studies - Terence Pereira
  • Visual Arts - Joanne Evans
Senior School - House Deans
  • Head of Student Wellbeing (Senior School) - Sarah Mahar (Acting 2022)
  • Conway House Dean - Max Spencer
  • Crispin House Dean - David Mead (Acting 2022)
  • Darlinghurst House Dean - Luke Croker
  • Haydon House Dean - Tony Sullivan
  • Mark House Dean - Darren Leech
  • McMahon House Dean - Phil Belcher
  • Lavalla House Dean - Michael Stinziani
  • Patrick House Dean - Dixon English
Junior School Key Contacts
  • Head of Student Wellbeing, Junior School - Craig McMahon
  • Head of Learning and Teaching, Junior School - Rachael Hogan
  • Counsellor, Junior School - Natalie Casey
Other Key Contacts
  • Head of Liturgy - Leesa Callaughan
  • Head of Student Progress - Grant Barclay
  • Head of Sport - Paul Mead
  • Senior School Counsellor - Andrew Hackwill
  • Footsteps Coordinator - Matt Calder
  • ICT Systems and Operations Manager - Sam Walton
  • Year 7 and 8 Coordinator - Naomi Whitehead

Quick Contact


The College welcomes feedback from all members of the school community and takes seriously any complaints or concerns that may be raised. Marist College Canberra is committed to maintaining high standards in all areas of its educational endeavour.

If you have been unable to resolve a matter informally, or simply wish to make a formal complaint, you can do so by any of the following means:

  1. Forwarding an email to “The Complaints Officer” via Alternatively, complete the form above selecting "Complaints" as the nature of your enquiry.
  2. Writing a letter to the Regional Director (Sydney) of Marist Schools Australia if the complaint is against the Headmaster.
  3. Writing a letter to the College addressed to “The Complaints Officer”.
  4. Telephoning the College and asking to speak to your son’s House Group Leader or teacher.

More information can be found by reading the Complaints and Dispute Resolution Guide