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Parramatta Marist High School, Australia

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2 Darcy Road
Westmead NSW 2145

Westmead, Australia
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Parramatta Marist High School is a systemic Roman Catholic, secondary, day school for boys, located in Westmead, a suburb in the Greater Western Sydney region in New South Wales. It was the first Catholic school established in Australia, and second oldest school in Australia; only Newcastle East Primary School (founded in 1816) being older.
Parramatta Marist began as a school established by Father John Therry in 1820, under the direction of Mr George Morley. The school was transferred to the site of the present Cathedral in 1837 and entrusted to the care of the Marist Brothers in 1875.
The school was entrusted to the care of the Marist Brothers in 1875, thus becoming Marist Brothers Parramatta (MBP); later, this was changed to 'Parramatta Marist High'. In the 1960s a decision was made to move the secondary classes to a site in Westmead and leave only the primary classes at the Parramatta site. The Westmead campus was opened in 1966. In 2008, Parramatta Marist High introduced Project Based Learning into Year 9 to cater for a new technology-rich modern learning environment. Classrooms were redesigned to cater for this technology rich environment. This ensured that each student in year 9 had access to individual computers. The school has since also implemented new strategies such as 151 (One Five One), as of 2010. In Year 12 2013, the school has now adopted a Flipped-Classroom approach.


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Parramatta Marist High School

Address: 2 Darcy Road, Westmead NSW 2145, Australia