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Feeder Schools’ History

Saint Anthony’s Girraween – Toongabbie St Simon Stock / Newman High / St Pauls College St Patrick’s Guildford Saint Monica’s North Parramatta Saint Oliver’s Harris Park Saint Mary’s Rydalmere Saint Nicholas of Myra Penrith Sacred Heart Westmead Saint Patrick’s  Parramatta Saint Anthony’s Girraween – Toongabbie The first Catholic school in Toongabbie, known as St Enda’s, …

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Project-based learning (PBL) is a student-centered pedagogy that involves a dynamic classroom approach in which it is believed that students acquire a deeper knowledge through active exploration of real-world challenges and problems.[1] Students learn about a subject by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, challenge, or …

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1945 School Reference regarding George Sheens from Brother Anslem –   “7 December 1945 Marist Brothers’ High School, Victoria Road, Parramatta, NSW,MARIST BROTHERS’ HIGH SCHOOLVICTORIA ROADPARRAMATTA 7-12-45 To Whom it May Concern,This is to certify that Terence George Sheens was a pupil of the Marist Brothers’ High School Parramatta. Terence came to us in First …

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The School Uniform

Until 1933 there were no school uniforms. Cap badges and hatbands, which had the school badge on them , had been introduced in the early 1920s. Brother Cyprian introduced a uniform in 1933, but it was not compulsory. It consisted of navy blue trousers, white shirt, green and gold tie, navy socks with green and …

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Staff History

Editorial Note The Old Boys Union abhors any form of child abuse and wants to see justice done for victims and the conviction and punishment of perpetrators. This will also serve to free the reputations of those good brothers and their good works that have been smeared by the selfish acts of predators. If anyone …

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Sporting History

Commonwealth Bank Cup The Centenary of Schoolboy Rugby League Ray Warren – Voice of Rugby League Lavalla Bowling Club Rugby League Video 1966 Amco Cup & Shield 1977 1964 Swimming Certificate John Cox 1965 Backstroke Swimming Certificate John Cox 1965 Swimming Certificate – John Cox Amco Cup & Shield 1977 Program Page 1 –Thanks to …

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Lavalla Bowling Club

This information was sourced from The Lavalla Member Blog (last updated 16 January 2010) and from personal experiences. Lavalla Bowling Club was located on the corner of Rifle Range Road and Windsor Road Northmead. In the early 1960s Brother Jack (John) Allman (Parramatta Marist & St Vincents Boys Home) together with five other people including …

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Historical Resources

Title: The history of the “Roman Catholic School” at Parramatta from its origins in Hunter Street Parramatta in 1820-21 to its passing to the management of the Marist Brothers in 1875 … / documents traced and compiled by Barry Lamb Author: Barry Lamb (Brother) – pictured Publisher Marist Brothers, 1987ISBN 0731636643, 9780731636648Length 288 pages Available: National Library Canberra Bib ID: 515415 …

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Excursions and Events

1950s 1970s 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! 2015+


The Cadet Unit began at Parramatta Marist Brothers in 1941. The tradition of Friday afternoon training began that year, as did the annual camp. In September 1941 it was held at Brookvale with the combined cadet corps of all Marist schools. In later years the annual camps were held in Singleton. Camps were also held …

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