Stop the Marist North Shore Co-Educational Plan
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Marist College North Shore is a boys Catholic School located North Sydney, NSW. The college was founded by the Marist Brothers and it follows the centuries old Marist tradition which was founded by Saint Marcellin Champagnat. The college itself has a rich history which dates back to 1888 which was when the College was formed. For 130 years, the college has been catering towards boys' educational needs and has become a well known and well respected boys school in the North Shore region of Sydney with a good reputation amongst parents and members of the North Shore Community.
This year, plans were announced to abolish Marist College North Shore in favour of a K-12, co-educational school. The school is planned to become co-educational by 2021. This is another example of how many single-sex, boys institutions are under pressure to become co-educational, whilst other girls institutions are not at all pressured into adopting a co-educational system.
For many parents, Marist North Shore is an affordable option for a boys Catholic school in the North Shore area. This option will soon be taken away if Sydney Catholic Schools goes forward with this plan. There are already many others girls catholic schools in the Lower North Shore such as Marist Sisters College Woolwich, Monte Sant Angelo Mercy College and Loretto Kirribilli, all of which cater specifically toward the needs of girls and none of which are being pressured into adopting a co-educational system. Keep in mind that 130 years of Marist Boys Education in the North Shore will be abolished if this plan is adopted.
So please, help us to keep Marist College North Shore alive as a boys school for future generations to come. I ask Sydney Catholic Schools to cancel this plan before it is too late. Please cater towards the greater interests of the Marist North Shore community.
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