Our College Ethos:
Saint Maroun’s College is unique in that it was established in 1989 for students of Australian-Lebanese background and Maronite Catholic faith. The Maronite Synod (2003-2006) distinguished aspects of the Maronite Catholic Church as:
Firstly, an Antiochene Syriac Church, with a special liturgical heritage; secondly, a Chalcedonian Church; thirdly, a Patriarchal Church with an ascetic and a monastic aspect; fourthly, a Church in full union with the Apostolic Roman See; fifthly, a Church incarnated in her Lebanese and Eastern environment and the Countries of Expansion.
The College, through the ministry of the Maronite Sisters of the Holy Family (MSHF) and its staff, strive to instill in the students the teachings of Jesus. The emphasis is first given to providing a strong Maronite Catholic foundation. This is expressed through staff, students and parents regularly worshiping and praying together, celebrating liturgy and Sacraments, in the Maronite Catholic tradition. There is a commitment to the Scriptural Word and emphasis on the working of the Holy Spirit that nurtures each person’s spirituality.
Secondly, the emphasis is given to love and service. All students are encouraged to see the best in themselves and in one another and to achieve their full potential.
The College Ethos can best be achieved in the words of Saint Paul, ‘Whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is
anything worthy of praise, think about these things’ (Phil 4:8).
The College is more than an educational institution; it is a community which promotes a sense of family among the Sisters, staff, students, parents, and friends. It emphasizes values of treating all with dignity, service, forgiveness, and justice. Staff, students, and parents are encouraged to grow in their relationship with God, as reflected in the College motto, ‘Friendship, faith and honesty.’