Principal's Message



Welcome to the online community of Marist Sisters’ College, Woolwich. The College proudly

bears the history and charism of the Society of Mary who commenced their work in Lyon, France

in 1816. By 1824, the Marist Sisters had begun their apostolic work across Europe led by their

Founder, Jeanne-Marie Chavoin.


The College was established in 1909 by a group of Marist sisters (French, English and Irish)

who settled in Woolwich to bring Marist education to the young women of Sydney.

Today the College is a thriving educational and faith community beautifully situated in leafy

grounds overlooking the Lane Cove River just a few kilometres from the heart of Sydney.


At the core of College life and learning are the values of our Catholic faith. These are nurtured

by the Marist tradition and captured in our College motto “Virtus Super Omnia” (Goodness Above All).

The contemporary learning facilities assist our young women to engage in the arts, literature,

science, humanities, technology and sport within a vibrant environment. Effective teaching and

wellbeing programmes prepare and equip students to meet the challenges of further study, professional workplaces and global responsibility.


Marist Sisters’ College is a special place for girls to learn and grow supported by a vertical house

system that provides guidance and mentoring as well as opportunities for student leadership.

This environment, inspired by the Marist spirit, fosters a strong family atmosphere which cares

for each student’s individual needs.


It is my hope that every student who walks through the gates of Marist Sisters’ Woolwich feels

valued and respected, and through participation, develops a strong sense of belonging to the

College community.




    Dr Anne Ireland

    PhD, M. Ed (Leadership), M. Arts (Theological Studies), B Ed.