Our College Welcome

Headmaster Matthew Hutchison

Thank you for taking the time to view our website. We have created these pages, not only to provide you with information, but more importantly, to give you an insight into what life at the College would be like for you and your son. I hope that you are able to get a sense of the rich and vibrant learning environment offered here at Marist College Canberra. It is one that unearths interests and talents; and one we believe leaves boys as happy, well-adjusted, contributing members of their community, who are able to make the world a better place.

There are few responsibilities as central to society as the preparation of young people for a life in today’s world. Two hundred years ago, the founder of the Marist Brothers set that as his core work – in his words, “to produce good Christians and good citizens.”

That is still the goal we set ourselves at Marist College Canberra, a Catholic school for boys from Years 4 to 12. We are proud of our boys’ successes. They succeed academically, on the sporting fields and in the performing arts. Through their involvement in an enormous variety of activities, the boys explore their innate talents and discover new interests. We ensure they are challenged and grow.

However, we are interested in much more than worldly success and activities. A Marist education provides boys with a spiritual compass for life. Here, we also strive to form hearts, so boys will know how to seek God, and know how to work in the service of others. We aim to place a certain Marian stamp on the hearts of our boys, so they will know they belong to something much bigger than a school.

With this central focus, the boys’ hearts are naturally at the heart of everything we do. Your son’s time here with us is a journey, based on Catholic values, in the traditions of Marcellin Champagnat.

I invite you to browse our website and Prospectus to get a feel for the diversity of academic, spiritual, cultural and personal development opportunities that our College provides. We are proud of our Marist tradition of hospitality and I extend a warm invitation to you to come and visit us, so we may show you our College and how proud we are to be part of its community. 

Matthew Hutchison 

Headmaster