The roots of St Paul’s College began in the Marist School in Pitt Street in 1884.

In 1903 the Marist Brothers established Sacred Heart College at Richmond Road. St Paul’s College was opened in 1955 when Sacred Heart College was relocated to Glen Innes.

Marist education is based on a vision that is truly holistic and that consciously seeks to communicate gospel values. Marcellin Champagnat, the founder of the Marist Brothers, believed that “to bring up children properly, we must love them, and love them all equally”.

It is from this principle that the early Marists developed their particular education vision.

Education within the Marist tradition is characterised by:

  • A family spirit
  • A presence for others
  • A spirit of simplicity
  • A passion for our work
  • Acting in the spirit of Mary