Sydney Academy of Chess Competition

On Wednesday 20th of March, MCS Chess students, participated in the Sydney Academy of Chess competition, held at Amity College, Prestons, NSW. Parramatta Marist entered 23 students into the Secondary division of this competition, competition. The competition commenced at 9:30AM, and proceeded to 2:00PM. Over the course of the entire tournament, Parramatta Marist competed against 8 different schools. The skills which were encapsulated within the essence of the tournament involved the ability to adapt to changing situations, pattern recognition, the creation of tactics and strategies.

Staff sharing their talent at the school

At Parramatta Marist, we are very fortunate to have some talented staff. Our STEM Coordinator, Mr John Phillips, is a trained architect, STEM and physics teacher as well as an artist and Archibald Prize Finalist. John has very kindly lent the school his painting of Wendy Whiteley which made the finals of the Archibald in 2008.

John Devitt visits PMH to launch his book and open our 'book nook'

On Monday, John Devitt officially opened the Book Nook in the Learning Centre. This idea was borne out of some keen readers in years 7 and 8 who wanted a quiet place to read and an area to encourage others to the do the same. Thanks John for doing the honours! Fortior Ito

Lifted Leadership

On Friday 21st February, 8 of our Year 12 leaders attended the Parramatta Diocese Lifted Leadership conference at Penrith Panthers. Catholic Youth Parramatta have identified the importance of leadership development as a key element of formation for our youth.

Civil Construction Presentation

On Wednesday 27th Feb, our Year 12 Construction and Engineering students and some enthusiastic Year 10 students attended a presentation by the Civil Construction Federation. The boys also heard from a local employer, with the General Manager of a Civil Engineering business discussing employment opportunities and career paths.

Michael Myers Launches F1 in Schools @ PMHS

On Tuesday, 26 February, 32 students from PMHS and CMC gathered in the Hive to launch F1 in Schools for the 2019/20 season. F1 in Schools is an international competition in which students engineer a balsa car to travel 20 meters in less than one second.

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.