Excursions and Events



1971 John Cox – Seniors Geography Excursion with Br Douglas
Excursion to Wattamolla (circa. 1972) –
Photo kindly sent in by Michael Abrahams. Halcyon days; and not an OH&S form in sight!


Parramatta Marist Massed Choir (with Joeys and a couple of other Marist schools assisting) at the Sydney Opera House in 1981. John Yanz conducting.


Parramatta Marist HSC Student Comparing Life of 18 Year Old Digger 100 Years Ago – Parramatta Advertiser

This story which was published in the Parramatta Advertiser on 22 April 2015 about a Parramatta Marist HSC Student of today, Adriano De-Rossi, and the life of an 18 year old ANZAC, Gordon Champion, 100 years earlier. A PDF copy of this story can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE.


Fijian Prime Minister Visits Parramatta Marist High

School ANZAC Day Service 2016

2016 Parramatta Marist High Commencement Mass

The 2016 Commencement Mass was celebrated by Fr Walter Fogarty, Parish Priest of Sacred Heart, Westmead. The concelebrants were Fr Bob Bossini, Dean and Parish Priest of the St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, Fr Luis Fernando, Parish Priest of St Monica’s Parish, North Parramatta, Fr John Paul Escarlan, Assistant Priest of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. The Mass was attended by Mrs Sophie Ryan, Director of System Performance for Parramatta Holroyd from the Catholic Education Diocese of P, Marist Brothers from the La Valla Community and parents.

The theme of the Mass was Mercy. Pope Francis has called the Church to a special Jubilee Year of Mercy. “Mercy”, the Pope says, “is the name of our God”. The God who asks us not to judge and condemn, but to forgive and to love, and to do this over and over again. This is the challenge that we are being called to every day; in our thoughts, by what we say, and by our actions.

The commissioning of the 2016 school leaders concluded the Mass, where previous school captains presented the new leaders with their badges.


Thank you to the past School Captains who attended the 2016 Commencement Mass and oversaw the investiture of our School leaders for 2016. Their presence adds and means so much to the school community. Click om the image to enlarge. From L to R Front: Nathan Haddad (SC 2011); Corey Owusu-Ansah (SC 2009); Alf Smith (SC 1961); Caleb Toevai (SC 2016); Sydney Cooke (SC 1955); Jacob Boutros (VC 2016); Brendan Decelis (SC 1996); Anthony Mackett (SC 2010). Standing: Adam Hendry (OBU President); Mark Elias (VC 2012); Tony Lahoud (VC 2015); Peter Kramer (SC 2005); Brad Murphy (SC 2015); Stephen Samson (SC 2014); Stephen King (SC 1980); Greg King (SC 1978); Mark Attwood (SC 1977); Justin Decelis (SC 1991); Andrew Houseman (SC 1990); James Boyer (SC 2003); Mark Procajlo (SC 1976); Steve Carr (SC 1997); David Askew (VC 1990). In attendance but not pictured: Trent Atkins (SC 1994); Dr Toby Nasr (VC 1992); James Bellew (SC 1998).

The commissioning of the 2016 school leaders concluded the Mass, where previous school captains presented the new leaders with their badges.

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