Principal’s Message

Welcome to Champagnat Catholic College.  The College has a proud history of educating boys from the Eastern Suburbs for 60 years.  In 2023 the College will transition to a co-educational school with the first intake of girls.

As a College, we focus on working with parents to develop students with sharp minds and strong hearts who graduate as people of competence, conscience and compassion.

The College is blessed to offer a diverse curriculum that will enable all students to develop their talents and abilities. In stage 5 and 6 they will be able to tailor their educational pathway to meet their needs and abilities to ensure they achieve their personal best through a pathway that will develop and enrich their skills, talents and abilities.

Our College is one that is focused on developing the whole person, academically and  spiritually in a pastorally caring environment that encourages students to become good citizens that are community minded.

Again, welcome to our website and I trust that it will be helpful in finding the relevant information.

Craig Mooney
Principal

Champagnat College PagewoodPrincipal

Champagnat College Pagewood Our HistoryHistory
Father John Power, Parish Priest of Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish invited the Marist Brothers with the Daughter of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart to establish a school on the college’s current site.  Initially a single sex primary school it commenced in 1961. 

From 1967 Marist Brothers Pagewood operated as a secondary college with the primary school students being moved to the Daceyville site.  For more than 50 years now the college has been educating boys from the eastern suburbs and continues to educate young men in the Marist tradition.

In 1996 the college’s name was changed to Marist College Pagewood.  The first lay principal was appointed with the last of the Marist brothers leaving at the end of the previous year.  

In 2014 a trade training centre was established at the college and the school name was changed to Champagnat Catholic College recognising the founder of the Marist order Saint Marcellin Champagnat.

In 2020, Sydney Catholic Schools announced that Champagnat Catholic College would be a comprehensive coeducational Catholic college commencing in 2023 with the first intake of girls.

The college continues to operate in the Marist tradition with a strong relationship with other Marist schools and the Marist family. 

Champagnat College Pagewood Mission and ValuesMotto
The three pillars of ministry, learning and wellbeing are a focus across Champagnat Catholic College in all facets of college life and are demonstrated in word and action. The college motto – KNOW GOD’S LOVE – is an expression of these three pillars demonstrated through:

  • KNOW – to be present, to witness and to learn
  • GOD’S – at the heart, and centre of all we do is the recognition of our Catholic and Marist heritage
  • LOVE – seen through the wellbeing and support of all within the community

To KNOW GOD’S LOVE is the aim of all we do and is the essence of our work as a truly Catholic, Marist and vibrant learning community.

Mission
Our mission is achieved by placing the highest value on:

  • Education
  • Spirituality
  • Community
  • Social Justice

Education of young people requires diligence and commitment, patience and kindness. We value individual difference and creativity and promote self-worth, encouraging students to reach their highest potential.

Spirituality will develop where there is understanding of the depth of love held for each of us by Jesus and Mary. We seek to provide an opportunity for each person to explore their faith in depth, building on the shared faith of parents and of the faith community.

Community binds us together in God’s love, reminding us of our shared dignity so that we support, promote and foster mutual respect for all who belong to the Marist family.

Social Justice compels us to work especially for those in need within the human family, offering them the opportunity to develop their gifts so that we may grow together in faith and as compassionate human beings.

Champagnat College Pagewood Our ParishThe college has a strong connection to the OLA Parish which is located on the same site. The Parish Priest for many years has ministered, supported and guided the college over a number of years.

The students that attend Champagnat Catholic College come from a number of Parishes across the Eastern suburbs.

These parishes are listed below

Parish Parish Priest Website
Our Lady of the Annunciation Pagewood Rev Daney Irudaya Doss ADM www.olapagewood.org.au
Holy Family Maroubra Rev Allan Casquejo PP www.holyfamilymaroubra.org.au
St Mary & St Joseph Maroubra Father Kelvin Lovegrove www.smsj.org.au
St Michael’s Daceyville Father Phan Nguyen ADM  www.stmichaeldaceyville.org.au
St Agnes Matraville Father John Knight www.stagnesmatraville.org.au
St Bernard’s Botany Father Abraham Tharappel Augusthy www.stbernards-botany.org.au
Our Lady of the Rosary Randwick Father Alo Lamere msc www.sacredheart.org.au
St Therese Mascot Father Valentin sttheresemascot.org.au
St Andrew’s Malabar Father Laurie Cauchi www.standrewsmalabar.org.au
OLMC Parish Waterloo Father Paul Smithers https://www.sydneycatholic.org/parishes_list/listing/the-shrine-parish-of-our-lady-mt-carmel-waterloo
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Proudly Part of the Community of Sydney Catholic Schools

Our school is part of a system of over 150 low-fee Catholic schools in the Sydney Archdiocese.

Sydney Catholic Schools are thriving Catholic communities that ignite a love of Christ through excellent teaching and learning to empower students to reach their full potential.

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