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.




Quick links




Parent Access Module (PAM)

2018 College Annual Report


OWA email

Google Drive

Marist Digital Content Library

Upcoming events


No Events


14oct - 16oct 141:00 amoct 16- 1:00 amYear 5 Camp to Ballarat
22oct7:00 pm- 7:00 pmYear 12 Graduation Mass
29oct7:00 pm- 7:00 pmMarist Movie Night


21nov1:00 am- 1:00 amYear 12 Graduation Dinner
25nov1:00 am- 1:00 amStudent Free Day (No School All Year Levels)
27nov9:30 am- 9:30 amFoundation 2020 Orientation Day #1

Message from the Principal

Dear Marist Community,

Flight of imagination

Last weekend was a brilliant celebration of the gifts of our Marist community. The display of artworks by students, staff and parents was inspiring and the performances by the Choirs, Marist Brass and some of our student musicians were also fabulous. Then our community was blessed to enjoy the wonderful performances of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr. And, all this happened on the biggest stage in Bendigo, the wonderful Ulumbarra Theatre. I felt so proud of all their gifts and so inadequate of my own skills.  On Sunday I spent the second half of the performance backstage and was privileged to watch the highly professional backstage crew and costume people working so proficiently. Congratulations to all the students, staff, parents and friends involved in creating this fabulous celebration which spanned across 3 full days. Whilst many people were involved I would like to particularly thank the staff who led this enormous project over the last seven months. Thank you to Director: Ms Trina Wilson, Musical Director: Miss Sarah Gould, Producer: Mrs Alannah Darmody, Technical Director: Mr Simon van Dillen, Back Stage: Mrs Rebecca Morrissey, Costumes: Ms Nicole Klicki, Miss Michelle Brannagan for overseeing the Arts display and Mr Matt Pankhurst for his leadership of the musicians. For me the enduring memory will be the sheer joy experienced by all the students involved from Foundation to Year 12.

Production 2019

Student Leadership 2020

On Wednesday I met with our Year 11 students to begin the process of selecting our student leaders for 2020. There was much excitement as we discussed the impending move for these students to become our senior students and the class of 2020. I emphasised with the Year 11 students that, whilst we appoint eight leaders of the College the responsibility of leadership rests with each of them as Year 12 students. I look forward to the leadership this group will provide in 2020. Applications for leadership positions close on Wednesday 9 October.

Holiday Exam Revision

Reminder that Educators of Year 11 and 12 students completing a Unit 3/4 subject are running holiday exam revision sessions in the second week of the holidays.  The timetable can be found on the student Champagnat Learning site as well as attached. The dates of the sessions have been advertised for some time to allow students and families’ time to make the necessary arrangement around other commitments.  It is an expectation that all students attend, if for any reason your child can not attend then please email both the subject educator and Mrs Fiona Schubert – your apology.

Unit 3/4 Practice Exams

In the first three weeks of Term 4 on Monday and Wednesday nights, Educators will be running practice exams for students.  There are many benefits to completing practice exams including; an opportunity to practice under test conditions, practicing the actual length of their external exam, reduce exam anxiety, help students focus on effective revision strategies, allows students time to think deeper about the content they will be tested on and it allows for students to receive feedback and provides time to make improvements prior to the exam.

All of these exams will run from 3:30-6:00pm and will be supervised by the subject educator in Champagnat studio 5/6.  Educators will let students know what day they will be required for their subject.

Year 12

For the class of 2019 the end is drawing near very quickly. To farewell this wonderful group we will have three key events.

Graduation Mass          22 October
Final Assembly              23 October
Graduation Dinner        21 November

The Graduation Mass and Final Assembly are open to all members of our community and I encourage each and every member of our community to come along. We are fortunate to have our newly installed Bishop, Most Reverend Dr Shane Mackinlay as the main celebrant at our Graduation Mass just 7 days after his ordination.

2019 Year 12 Graduation Mass invitation

Thank you for your trust

This Sunday the Gospel provides us with another Parable from Jesus. In this week’s story he tells a story about trust. Jesus clearly rewards those who trust him in even the smallest of areas. As our third term draws to a close I wish to acknowledge the trust parents give us in the educating of their children. It is an awesome privilege we are given to work with you as partners in the education of your children. We ask you to trust our judgement, our decisions, our processes and our general way of education. My experience this term, like all previous, is that our parents trust us and support us. On behalf of all the staff I thank you for your trust. I wish everyone a restful period for the holidays and look forward to welcoming everyone back for the run home in Term Four.


Darren McGregor – Principal

Latest news


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

SCHOOL HOLIDAY TRADING:  Last day of trade Saturday 21st September.  Closed first week of holidays – open second week of holidays

Open over holidays 8.30am to 5pm

Monday 30th September
Tuesday 1st October
Wednesday 2nd October
Thursday 3rd October
Saturday 5th October 9am to 12pm

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

PRICE LIST – 2019 Uniform Price List

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

© Copyright 2019 - Marist College Bendigo