Primary contact52 Wolseley Street, Bexley
Sydney, New South Wales 2207
Marist College Kogarah is an independent Catholic College for boys from Years 7 to 12, located in Bexley, Sydney. The College has a proud and rich tradition based on the teachings of the French educator, Saint Marcellin Champagnat.
In December 1908 after much lobbying by Fr O’Driscoll of the Marist Brothers to open a boys school in the Parish, construction of the school and monastery began. A foundation stone at the front of the Gonzaga building records that Marist College Kogarah was officially opened by Cardinal Moran. In 1909 the primary school opened its doors to 100 students.
By the mid-1930s a further four classrooms were added to accommodate the school population, which was now over 250 boys. In 1937 the Parents and Friends Association, which continues to be an active part of the College community, was formed.
Marist Brothers Kogarah (as it was then known) continued to expand and, by the time the school celebrated its Golden Jubilee, it had grown from 100 students to over 1 000.
In December 1993 the Marist Brothers announced their withdrawal from the administration of the school; after this time there would be no teaching Brothers at Kogarah. The school was renamed Marist College Kogarah.
For further information, see http://www.mck.nsw.edu.au/our-college/test-under/