Welcome to Marist College Bendigo

Marist is a Foundation to Year 12  Catholic co-educational learning community owned and governed by Marist Schools Australia. 2019 saw our first class of Year 12.  We are a learning community of 1030 students and 136 staff. The 13 year journey of learning at Marist has three distinct learning areas La Valla (F-4), Montagne (5-8) and Champagnat (9-12).  Our only missing year level is Year 4 and we will expand to 1,200 students by 2021 as a complete F-12 College.

Marist College Bendigo is a learning community where the student is at the centre of all learning experiences.  We have been able to specifically design our learning environment to suit the exciting new challenges, which education faces early in this 21st Century. This allows us to focus on developing the skills our young people need to work collaboratively, inquire critically and become independent learners. Our community has attracted Educators who are excited about these new ways of learning and each has been drawn to the opportunity of working at the cutting edge of learning.

At Marist we are committed to learning structures that will ensure our students are known and loved. At the centre of our learning structure is our 1:14 group. Here one Educator walks alongside 14 students. This 1:14 Educator becomes the key point of contact for the family and is the centrepiece of our learning structures. The group meets for fifteen minutes each morning and for 100 minutes on a Friday afternoon. Yes, Friday afternoons at Marist are dedicated to setting and reviewing personal goals for each student.

Currently our entry levels are Foundation, Year 5, Year 7 and Year 11. We do have limited spaces available at some, but not all,  year levels.

Please feel free to browse this site. I recommend you begin with a visit to the “Our College” tab to read our Vision and Mission statement. Feel free to return each week and read below the Principal’s weekly letter to our community.




Quick links




Parent Access Module (PAM)

2018 College Annual Report


OWA email

Google Drive

Marist Digital Content Library

Upcoming events


30jan9:00 am- 9:00 amFoundation students first day
30jan10:00 am- 10:00 amStart of Year Learning Circles Years 1-12
31jan9:00 am- 9:00 amWelcome Parent/Carer Morning Tea
31jan9:00 am- 9:00 amFirst Day Term 1, 2020


6feb9:00 am- 9:00 amCollege Assembly for 2019 Awards
10feb - 12All DayYear 12 Retreat
20feb10:00 am- 10:00 amMarist Opening Mass @ Sacred Heart Cathedral
25febAll DayShrove Tuesday
26febAll DayAsh Wednesday
26feb - 28All DayYear 7 Camp


2mar7:00 pm- 7:00 pmParent Partnership Whole School Forum
4mar - 6All DayYear 10 Urban Camp
12mar7:00 pm- 7:00 pmTimor-Leste Fundraising Dinner

Message from the Principal

Dear Marist Community,

Learning Circles

Learning Circles are an important collaboration between the 1:14 Educator and the family about the year ahead, where the student’s learning needs are at the centre of the conversation.  Welcome Learning Circles for students in Years 1-12 will held on Thursday 30 January, 2020.

To book a time, please visit  | Code: 4ndq4

These Learning Circles are 30 minutes and times are available from 10:00am through to 6:30pm.  If the times listed are not suitable, please contact your 1:14 Educator to make an alternative arrangement. A list of contact details for 2020 1:14 Educators can be found HERE.

Student attend learning circles with their parents, they do not wear uniform, keep this for first day of school on Friday.

If you have any questions, or need assistance in booking, please contact the College on 5400 1252.


Darren McGregor – Principal

Latest news


Bob Stewart uniform shop located at 108 High Street, Bendigo [opposite Red Rooster].

UNIFORM SHOP Reopens from Monday 13 January

NORMAL TRADING HOURS :  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:30am to 5:00pm & Saturday 9:00am to 12pm

PRICE LIST – Marist College Bendigo 2020 PriceList

Online orders continue to be available and collection from the store or posted direct to your home –


Marist College Opening Mass on Thursday 20 February, commencing 10.00am at Sacred Heart Cathedral.

All welcome to share in this celebration as part of our Marist Community.  Please be seated by 9:45am.

Students to wear full summer uniform and come to school as normal and travel to Cathedral by bus.

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