The Marist Approach to Education

PRESENCE

Caring for each other, seeking relationships founded on love, being attentive and welcoming with a sense of openness.

SIMPLICITY

Being straightforward and genuine, humble and modest, ‘doing good quietly’.

FAMILY SPIRIT

We relate to each other as members of a loving family, building community, offering the warmth of welcoming, acceptance and belonging, sharing our successes and failures, setting clear standards of honesty, mutual respect, and tolerance.

LOVE FOR WORK

Being generous of heart, constant, and persevering in our daily work, confident, visionary, decisive in meeting the needs of our community and encouraging each other to discover the dignity of our work with young people and with each other. Marists view work as a way to bring purpose and meaning to life. Hence, we encourage hard work and shun laziness.

IN THE WAY OF MARY

Seeing Mary as a perfect model of being Marist, tender, strong, constant in faith, open to God’s calling us to our own journey of discipleship. Mary for Marists is an exemplar of the Christian life, as mother, as one who praised God. She is a woman on a journey of faith, who had ‘dust on her feet’.