Beyond the Classroom

Marian Catholic College's extensive, diverse and inclusive range of co-curricular activities is a highlight of the school, showcasing the incredible talents of both our students and our committed staff.

Many additional activities provide opportunities for students to find success and a sense of their own personal worth beyond the classroom. Throughout the school year, the College comes alive with generosity and compassion as we provide numerous opportunities for students to participate in local community awareness raising initiatives.


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Social Justice


Marian Catholic College Kenthurst

Marian Catholic College Kenthurst

Marian Catholic College Kenthurst

Social justice initiatives are a significant focus for the Marian community, with these initiatives being grounded in Catholic Social Teaching (CST), in particular, the Dignity of the Human Person.

Scripture makes it clear that each and every person is made in the image and likeness of God and this radical claim is the source of our belief in the inviolable dignity of the human person, the cornerstone of all CST.

With this Social Teaching in mind, we undertake at Marian to raise awareness of local and global justice issues. We encourage all members of our community to be compassionate to the needs of others and to have an informed view on social justice issues. Reaching out to others promotes a positive sense of self and community and enables us to live out our school motto, Walk with Christ.


Social Justice Opportunities

Project Compassion

We begin the year by supporting Caritas' Project Compassion, raising funds to help support projects in developing countries.

St Vincent de Paul's Winter Appeal

Term Two sees us focusing on the annual St Vincent de Paul's Winter Appeal, with students donating winter clothing and raising funds to purchase backpack beds for the homeless.

Arrupe House at Westmead

In Term Three we support the Jesuit Refugee Service’s Arrupe House at Westmead by donating grocery items to stock the shelves of their Food Bank. We also raise money to support their refugee outreach team.

St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal

During Term Four we donate food items to make hampers for the St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal, as well as making cash donations. We also collect gifts and deliver hampers to three retirement villages in Dural, with students writing thoughtful Christmas cards to send with the hampers.


Our 'Sew a Smile' project is partnered with parish volunteers to sew colourful cotton dresses and shorts to send to African, Asian-Pacific and South American countries. In the past five years we have sent thousands of garments to children in need. In addition to this we run a beading club, sending beautiful hand-made bracelets along with the dresses.


Another feature of Social Justice at Marian is that we run annual Year Ten Social Justice Days where students interact with a host of speakers from organisations such as Orange Sky Laundry, OzHarvest and the Jesuit Refugee Service. Students are privileged to hear from recent arrivals to our shores who freely share their heartbreaking stories.




Gifted & Talented


Marian Catholic College Kenthurst

Marian Catholic College Kenthurst

Marian Catholic College Kenthurst

At Marian Catholic College there are a variety of opportunities available for students who are gifted and talented. The needs and abilities of talented students are nurtured through the provision of challenging work and activities within the classroom.

Additionally, involvement in competitions is one avenue where those students who are talented in specific subjects are able to develop their potential. Opportunities exist within all KLAs to participate in areas of excellence, as and when identified.



Gifted & Talented Opportunities


  • Write a Book in a Day
  • Writing competitions
  • ICAS English


  • Year 10 accelerated program of study
  • Digital media competition
  • UNSW Maths challenge
  • ICAS Mathematics


  • ICAS Science
  • Titration Competition


  • Simpson Prize
  • National History Challenge
  • Money Stuff
  • EBE Business Studies and Economics competitions
  • Education Perfect Humanities Championship




Creative & Performing Arts


Marian Catholic College Kenthurst

Marian Catholic College Kenthurst

Marian Catholic College Kenthurst

Our highly regarded Performing Arts offerings include dance, drama and music groups and are showcased in many ways.

These include musicals, competitions, College performances the annual Creative Arts Festival. Our Creative Arts and Technological and Applied Studies works are showcased at the annual Marian Art and Design display as well as gaining notable recognition of excellence for student HSC major works.


Creative & Performing Arts Opportunities


The college has a proud history of putting on established, polished productions. The college musical is produced every two years. The musical provides an opportunity for all performing arts areas to combine their gifts and talents for the community. Past Musicals have include:

  • Disney’s High School Musical
  • Peter Pan
  • Fame
  • The Wiz
  • and more!


MCCK Amplify

MCCK Amplify focuses on small groups of singers performing a range of repertoire. The students are provided with a variety of vocal challenges that they engage in during the year to improve their performance skills. Amplify is for all year groups - both boys and girls - no audition is necessary. For students who just love to sing!

L.O.V.E. (Ladies of Vocal Excellence)

L.O.V.E. is a choir by invitation only for the serious singers. L.O.V.E. members perform challenging pieces in 4 part harmony.



This ensemble caters for students who want to learn or develop their skills on an instrument playing in an ensemble. All instruments are welcome and it creates a fun environment to engage in a range of styles and performance opportunities. The ensemble also incorporates student mentors, who assist band members with developing their skills and learning new repertoire.


This ensemble caters for students who are more experienced performers on their instrument. The band learns challenging repertoire and are provided with many performance opportunities to represent the college. The ensemble enables students to further develop their solo and ensemble skills.

Chamber Ensemble

The Chamber Ensemble comprises of a small group of students who play string or woodwind instruments. It caters for beginner and more advanced instrumentalists who learn both classical and popular repertoire and perform at college events.


This is a combination of singers and instrumentalists who perform at the college masses and liturgies during the year.


The drama ensemble is a group of students in Years 7 – 10 who provide an opportunity to enhance and develop their skills in a variety of performance opportunities.


Dance Company provides an opportunity for experienced dance students who have a passion for extending and developing their talents with an experienced dance teacher. Dance Company is split into a number of different groups, focusing on the areas of Lyrical, Contemporary, Jazz and hip hop. Over the past few years, our dance companies have done extremely well and have grown enormously! We have been able to add new groups each year in order to cater for the growing numbers of talented students auditioning. Our groups are divided into junior- (7 and 8) and senior (9-12) having hip hop and contemporary an all age troupe. The company competes in a selection of local Eisteddfods’ throughout the year as well as performing at our yearly MCAF showcase. The company also competes at the PDSSSC Dance Event held at the Joan Sutherland Centre in Penrith, competing against amazing talent from all Catholic schools in our diocese.

Learn more about the PDSSSC


This annual event showcases all the wonderfully creative ideas our students create using a variety of materials and expressive forms from 7 to 12 in Visual Arts, Design & Technology, Agriculture and Industrial Technology (Timber). Many of the displays include HSC major works which often yield exceptional results.

The evening also features welcome drinks and canapés inside the venue, all prepared and served by the senior Hospitality and Food Technology classes.

An event not to be missed!


Marian Catholic College Creative Arts Festival (MCCAF) is a yearly event combining all performing art’s disciplines in a night of high energy and entertainment. It showcases the incredible talents of the Marian student and staff.


Held in July and August, these evenings give the opportunity for Year 12 students to display their HSC works for their parents and the community before their exams.


This program caters for students wishing to improve their skills on a particular instrument. Lessons occur during class time for half an hour once a week on a rotating schedule. Fees are paid to the instrumental tutor who will invoice you at the commencement of each term.




Mock Trial


Marian Catholic College Kenthurst

Marian Catholic College Kenthurst

Marian Catholic College Kenthurst

Marian Catholic College competes in the Law Society of NSW Mock Trial Competition which is open to students in Years 10 and 11.

Mock Trial is a practical means of introducing students to the law and to increase understanding of the basis of our judicial system.

The competition also helps students to increase basic skills such as listening, speaking, writing, reading and analysing. The goal is not to win for the sake of winning, but to learn and understand the meaning of good citizenship through participation in our system of law and justice. All who participate in the Mock Trial Competition are winners in this sense.

The competition consists of four to five Mock Trials in the Preliminary Rounds. If successful the team will progress to the Elimination Rounds which determine the two teams to compete in the Final.

The team commences preparation at the beginning of Term 1 each year, preparing for a case that is provided by the Law Society. Teams from competing schools take on the role of Plaintiff or Defendant. Each team consists of 2 Barristers, a Solicitor, 2 Witnesses and a Court Officer/Magistrate’s Clerk. Students often experience a number of different roles over the two years that they are members of the team.

Additionally, involvement in the Competition enables students to meet with other students from different schools and not just within the local area. This builds confidence and develops social interaction.




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