School: Marist College North Shore 



Contact details
270 Miller Street
North Sydney 2060
Phone +61 2 9957 5000

Marist College North Shore
Founded in 1888, Marist College North Shore is a Catholic systemic high school for boys located in North Sydney, enrolling a maximum number of 820 students. The College provides a comprehensive and high-quality 21st century education in a nurturing, inclusive community. The College is founded on enduring Catholic values, preparing boys for an adult life of responsibility and commitment. It attracts students primarily from the Upper and Lower North Shore, across to Manly and the Northern Beaches in Sydney. Our values are expressed through: a community of faith, learning for all, quality relationships and wellbeing.

Pastoral Care and Peer Mentoring:
Marist College North Shore is founded on the values of the Gospel and a real sense of Christian community exists. Reflection days and the Senior Retreat Program allow students to step outside their day to day routines and reflect on their relationships with God, themselves and others. MCNS has excellent Pastoral Care and Peer Support Programs, which focus on: the development of quality relationships, the provision of satisfying learning experiences, and the establishment of an effective care network. The House system supports peer mentorship and opportunities for leadership which is embedded in the Pastoral Care and Peer Support Programs. At various times during the school year house activities are held and enhance the development of a strong sense of “house spirit” and “friendly competition”. MCNS encourages family spirit and unity, especially at assemblies, presentations and special College events. Leadership roles within the College are encouraged as this engenders responsibility, giving the senior students a platform to promote school spirit and to gain confidence in their own abilities.

Curriculum Years 7 and 8: English, Religious Education, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Personal Development, Health & Physical Education, Technology, Music, Visual Arts and French.

Years 9 and 10: English, Religious Education, Mathematics, Science, Australian History, Australian Geography, Personal Development, Health & Physical Education. Students select two electives from the following: Commerce, Elective Geography, Elective History, French, Physical Activity & Sports Studies, Drama, Music, Photographic & Digital Media, Visual Arts, Design & Technology, Industrial Technology - Timber, Graphics Technology, Information & Software Technology, Food Technology and the Big History Project.

Years 11 and 12: Two units of a Board-developed course of English is mandatory in all NSW schools. At Marist College North Shore, students must also study Religion by selecting the NESA Studies of Religion (1 unit or 2 units) or the Board-endorsed course (BEC) Catholic Studies.

Board-developed courses: Ancient History, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Design & Technology, Drama, Economics, English (Standard), English (Advanced), English Extension I, English Extension II (by application), Food Technology, French Beginners, French Continuers, Geography, History Extension, Industrial Technology, Information Processes & Technology, Legal Studies, Mathematics General II, Mathematics, Mathematics Extension I, Mathematics Extension II, Modern History, Music I, Personal Development, Health & Physical Education, Physics, Senior Science, Society & Culture, Software Design and Development, Studies of Religion I, Studies of Religion II, Visual Arts.

VET Framework Courses: Construction and Hospitality

NESA content endorsed courses: Catholic Studies, Photography, Video and Digital Imaging, Sport Lifestyle and Recreational Studies, English Studies, Marine Studies, Mathematics Standard, Work Studies and Visual Design.

Gifted and Talented Program: This is a key focus at the college. The Newman Selective Gifted Education Program at Marist College North Shore caters for students who have been identified as potentially gifted. The program offers students academic rigour, creative and critical thinking experiences and enrichment opportunities within a Catholic educational environment in the Marist tradition. There are opportunities for all students to extend their learning through the Science Club, the Ensemble Program and through competitions and workshops.

Sport: Tennis, basketball, soccer, rugby league, cricket, squash, swimming, touch football, athletics, cross-country, golf, indoor rock climbing, ten pin bowling, ice-skating, beach games and Flip Out. MCNS is a long time member of the Metropolitan Catholic Colleges sporting association, and through the MCC students are able to access representation at higher levels All MCC games are played on Thursday afternoon, whilst whole day tournaments and carnivals are held at various times throughout the year. There is no Saturday sport so students have the opportunity to support their local clubs.

Extra-curricular activities: Debating, drama, public speaking, mock trial, chess, science club, music tuition, concert and jazz band, guitar ensemble, vocal group, annual College production, camps for Years 7 and 9 and retreat for Year 12.

Facilities: The school facilities include an impressive hall/gymnasium, fitness centre, creative arts studios, performing arts studio, science labs, technology centres, state-of-the-art commercial kitchens for the teaching of hospitality, with additional food technology classrooms, the Academic Resource Centre, multimedia classrooms and a series of additional seminar rooms.

Headmaster: Mr Tony Duncan.