Welcome to Marist College Bendigo
Marist is a Foundation to Year 12 Catholic co-educational learning community owned and governed by Marist Schools Australia. This year sees our first class of Year 12 and we are a learning community of 950 students and 120 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 levels are Years 3 and 4 and we will expand to 1,250 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 a maximum of 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 some enter at 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.
2020 STUDENT ENROLMENTS
CHILD SAFETY & PROTECTION