Parramatta Marist High School

The Parramatta Marist High School is an independent Roman Catholic single-sex secondary day school for boys, located in Westmead, Sydney.

The high school was established in 1820 and it was the first Catholic school established in Australia, and second oldest school in Australia. The school was transferred to the site of the present St Patrick's Cathedral in 1837. The school entrusted its operations to the Marist Brothers in 1875, thus becoming Marist Brothers Parramatta (MBP); later, this was changed to Parramatta Marist High. In the 1960s, a decision was made to move the secondary classes to a site in Westmead and leave only the primary classes at the Parramatta site. The Westmead campus was opened in 1966. 

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Church have provided data that shows that Parramatta Marist High School at Westmead has had 21 child sexual abuse claims made against the school. The school has been associated with convicted pedophiles such as Brother Terrence Mulligan and Brother John Aloysius ‘Nestor’ who were both principals at the school.

Artemis Legal has represented clients who were students at this school.

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