Old Boy and former Olympic Gold medalist, John Devitt, to open the "Book Nook" in the Learning Centre

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Year 9: Make Your Mark

We asked current Year 9 students towards the end of Year 8 last year, what they wanted to achieve in Year 9. Our video correlates with our Year 9 cohorts theme for the year: Make Your Mark. As a year group, we are encouraged to constantly strive to achieve our best in academic, extracurricular and religious life. The school offers a wide variety of opportunities for us to take part in, such as public speaking, representative sport and orchestra. This is just a snippet of the many opportunities that the school offers to its students.


Marist and Mercy students from the Westmead Catholic Community attended the Inaugural Red Mass held at St Patrick's Cathedral that was celebrated by the Very Reverend Robert Bossini, Dean of the Cathedral. The celebration was attended by members of the Judiciary and Legal community, Public Service officials, law students and their families. This Mass was held in thanksgiving for the work of those who serve the law, and was also an opportunity to reaffirm their commitment to justice and faith. It was an honour for all those present to be at such an historic event.

2019 Commencement Mass

We celebrated our Commencement Mass on Tuesday 5 February. This year we not only celebrated the commencement of another school year but also the 50th anniversary of the graduating class of 1969. In particular we remembered Professor Chris O'Brien, Parramatta Marist School Captain of 1969 and were fortunate to have Chris’ wife Gail, and daughter Juliette attending the Mass. We were fortunate to welcome back Fr Wim Hoekstra, from the graduating class of 1969.

Australian Space Design National Finals: A Team Effort

Throughout 2018, 16 students from a combined PMHS and Catherine McAuley Westmead Campus team met weekly to prepare a submission into the qualifying round of the Australian Space Design Competition (ASDC). It was the first time either school had competed in ASDC, and after what could best be described as a struggle with the project brief, the team pulled through, and was selected as one of the top ten teams from 23 entrants. Subsequently, we qualified for the National Finals of the Competition, sending a team of twelve students to the University of Queensland on the 18th of January 2019.

School leaders embrace diversity and inclusion for 2019!

As students across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains continued their preparations for the beginning of the 2019 school year this week, more than 500 Principals and Leaders of Learning gathered at Rosehill Racecourse for Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta’s (CEDP) annual System Leaders’ Day. Read more...

Parramatta Marist student awarded "Cadet of the year 2018"

Congratulations to Lucas Jorquera, a cadet for St John Ambulance Voluntary Services, who was awarded a most prestigious award as "Cadet of the year 2018" for the Holroyd Division.

Yr 7 CST & HSIE Integration

The students have just completed their integrated project where they have studied world religions and geography. The students had to select either Catholicism or Judaism and then integrate it with geography and technology. The end results were wide and varied and resulted in some interesting Global Connections.

Term 4 Week 8 Sports Updates

Parramatta Marist High School's weekly sport update.

New Parliamentary Friendship group makes Catholic Schools the focus!

PARLIAMENTARY Friends of Catholic Schools was recently launched at NSW Parliament House. More than 150 NSW Members of Parliament and Catholic leaders including Diocese of Parramatta Bishop Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD and Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta Executive Director Greg Whitby attended the event. Read more...