"Come, follow me..." - Matthew 4:19

Welcome to Marist College Bendigo

Marist is a Foundation to Year 12 Catholic co-educational learning community owned and governed by Marist Schools Australia. We are a learning community of 1,140 students and 144 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).

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 86 minutes on a Friday afternoon. Yes, Friday afternoons at Marist are dedicated to setting and reviewing personal goals for each student.

Entry levels from 2021 are Foundation, Year 7 and Year 11.

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.

Dear Marist Community,

Please note Darren's video was recorded prior to the news of the date change for the General Achievement Test (GAT). The GAT will now be held on Thursday 12 August 2021.

Upcoming events


JULY 19-27

  • Learning from Home


  • Montagne & Champagnat Student Free Day (Learning Area Learning Circles)


  • Champagnat subject selection Learning Circles #1

  • General Achievement Test (GAT)


  • Champagnat subject selection Learning Circles #2

AUGUST 16-20

  • Year 6 Camp to Canberra

AUGUST 23-27

  • Book Week 'Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds'


  • Book Week Dress Up Day | Theme: 'Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds'


  • Year 5 Camp to Ballarat


  • R U OK? Day


  • Last Day Term 3 | 2:30pm finish