The Marist College Canberra Foundation was established to provide support to not only the future development of the College, but to those students who otherwise would not have the opportunity to experience a Marist education.
“A Marist school is a centre of learning, of life, and of evangelising. As a school, it leads students “to learn to know, to be competent, to live together and most especially, to grow as persons.” As a Catholic school, it is a community setting in which faith, hope and love are lived and communicated, and in which students are progressively initiated into their life-long challenge of harmonising faith, culture and life. As a Catholic school in the Marist tradition, it adopts Marcellin’s approach to educating children and youth, in the way of Mary.”
In the Footsteps of Marcellin Champagnat, Page 49
The Marist tradition of education is holistic and outwardly focussed on communicating values. It embraces Marcellin's philosophy that:
“to bring up children properly, we must love them, and love them all equally”.
In the Footsteps of Marcellin Champagnat, Page 43