Saint Augustine's College

Saint Augustine’s College, known locally as "Saints", is a Catholic boys' high school in Parramatta Park, Cairns, Queensland, Australia. The College houses boarders both from its own students and girls from Saint Monica's High School, also in Cairns. The School was established in 1930 by the Marist Brothers. Initially there were three Marist brothers and 96 students.

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse had also found that like many other Marist schools around Australia, Saint Augustine’s College has not been immune from allegations of child sexual abuse. In fact, various Marist Brothers who have taught or served at the College have been charged and sentenced for child sexual abuse. Two such examples are Brother Raymond Foster and Brother Ross Francis Murrin. Brother Foster was accused of and charged in 1999 with abusing a student at the College in the 1970s. He subsequently committed suicide before facing his charges in Court. Brother Ross Francis Murrin is also accused of sexually abusing a student at the College in 1981. Brother Murrin also pleaded guilty in 2010 and is now spending time in jail for child sexual assault in relation to incidents at two Sydney schools.

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