On Sunday, 8 December, the PMH Brobotics team competed in the First Lego League National Championships - East at Macquarie University against 46 other teams. To reach the nationals, they placed second in the Regional Final, a result they genuinely hadn’t expected in their first attempt. In both rounds, the Brobots were faced with many challenges, with one of the biggest being their nerves. This was the first time competing at a National competition of any sort, and the energy in the air was electric. Despite the stress and anxiety, the boys performed very well in their Core Values, Innovation Project and Robot Design judging - with many judges commenting on their exemplary presentation skills.
Having competed in F1 in Schools for the first time in 2018, Parramatta Marist boys have adapted quickly to the rigours and high standards demanded at the Regional and State competitions. The strong results below reflect the obsession and dedication of our students. With ongoing evaluation and refinement, our boys have a opportunities to challenge for even higher accolades in the 2020/21 season and beyond. Results aside though, the rapid development of the knowledge and skills of these boys has been astounding. Congratulations to the entire 2019/20 Parramatta Marist Team for their contribution, laying the foundation for future success.
Synopsis for Brother Darren Visits


Students from 15 Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta high schools gathered at the fourth annual Social Justice Day to discuss genuine human encounters in our digital world. This annual day is aimed at launching the yearly Australian Catholic Social Justice statement, which this year is focused on addressing how the internet has changed the way we communicate, work, learn, and do business - and how we can contribute towards a more just and loving digital world. Read more...
The 2019 National Final of Subs in Schools will be hosted by Adelaide's at St Peter's College between the 9th and 11th of December. Fortunately, Parramatta Marist Subs in Schools teams have been awarded a generous grant by the Department of Industry and Science, comprehensively funding materials, specialist resources, travel and accommodation for this event.
Future Financiers in the Making
More than 500 Special Religious Education teachers (SRE/catechists) from across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains made their way to St Andrew the Apostle Parish, Marayong, joining 200 student SREs from 19 Catholic high schools, for the annual Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) Mass and Awards Ceremony. Read more...
Fortior Ito - End of Term 3 Newsletter


Sacred Heart Parish Westmead and local Catholic schools are thriving and now seek the support of the community to meet local needs through the creation of the Westmead Catholic Community. Subject to planning approval, a new Parish church and contemporary school facilities for Sacred Heart Primary, Mother Teresa Primary, Catherine McAuley Westmead and Parramatta Marist High School at a central location in Darcy Road will better support the local community through faith, learning and outreach. Read more...


Twenty-seven outstanding young leaders from secondary schools across the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta were recognised through the Bishop of Parramatta awards for student excellence in 2019. Read more...