Casimir Catholic College Marrickville is a Years 7–12 co educational college situated in one of the most intriguing and central suburbs in Sydney. We foster in our students the desire to Believe, Strive and Succeed in all aspects of school life.
As you commence your association with this college community, you should have every confidence that your child will experience a wonderful education, one that will provide great spiritual, academic, social, sporting and cultural growth. We are staunch advocates for co-education, where young women and men learn how to study and lead together in a caring and respectful environment.
At Casimir, we seek to reinforce the traditional values of the family and encourage each student to be a good person who is caring and respectful and will continue on to live a life of significance, success and purpose. As well as fostering high standards of academic, sporting and cultural achievement, our college endeavours to promote personal responsibility, self-discipline and concern for the wellbeing of others.
As a Christ-centered community, each person is called to grow in their faith and live-out the Gospel values that Jesus asks of us, in particular, to love others, act justly and show compassion and forgiveness. As a learning community, there is a focus on encouraging each young person to become a conscientious student and independent learner who can achieve personal excellence “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength” (Phillippians 4.13).
We strive to animate our delivery of learning, teaching and wellbeing, as one which is innovative and creative, underpinned by contemporary and relevant teaching methods. The rapid pace of change and the continual emergence of new technologies have transformed the way students learn, making today such an exciting and challenging time for education.
We have a wonderful learning culture with an expectation that excellence is embedded into each and every classroom, and in all learning experiences. Our ideal is that each child is engaged, supported and challenged, promoting curiosity and a love of learning. Our Casimir graduates are a testament to the success of this ideal.
We provide a safe, settled and supportive environment, where the focus on each person is to feel encouraged, respected and cared for. The academic care has enabled our students to perform consistently well in the senior pathway. This places a responsibility on each child to ensure that they always meet the high standards that are expected of them in relation to their personal conduct, cooperation and commitment.
At Casimir we are proud to build on our heritage and our story of the amalgamation of two storied Catholic schools – St Brigid’s College Marrickville and De La Salle College Marrickville in 1981 – to form the modern contemporary college that Casimir is today. It continues to serve the educational needs of the young men and women from the diverse multicultural community of Marrickville and its surrounding suburbs in the inner city and inner west of Sydney.
As principal of Casimir it is a privilege to lead a learning community where positive relationships flourish, the dignity and rights of all are respected and where joy and hope are hallmarks.
Our students and staff have a deep sense of pride about belonging to this dynamic community. At Casimir the students will develop self-confidence, resilience, social skills, and character that can contribute so much to success in later life.
I look forward to a close association with each family that enrols at Casimir and hope that the years ahead will provide the most enjoyable and rewarding experience with many happy memories.
History The college has a rich history steeped in the Gospel values and traditions of the three founding religious congregations: the De La Salle Brothers, Good Samaritan Sisters and Passionist Fathers. The college was established in 1932 and operated as two single sex schools, St Brigid’s College and De La Salle College, until an amalgamation in 1982 when the school became co-educational and was renamed Casimir Catholic College.
Our parish priest, Fr Erick Niyiragira cp., is very committed to ensuring that the college and parish develop a real partnership to provide the best opportunities for the faith development of each student.