St Mark's College is a K-12 co-educational college, operating within all requirements outlined by federal (DEEWR) and state (BOSTES) authorities. St. Mark's was initially established in 1996 at rented premises in Lidcombe and moved to our current Wattle Grove site in 1999.
St Mark's College is proud of its Coptic Orthodox heritage and this ethos exists in all areas throughout our school. Our faith is the cornerstone of our College community. The College is governed by the NSW Coptic Board of Education who is also responsible for our sister Colleges: St Mary & St Mina Coptic Orthodox College Bexley and St Bishoy Coptic Orthodox College Mt Druitt.
Our school population consists predominately of Coptic Orthodox students, however St Mark's College is welcoming of students and their families from all backgrounds and cultures, currently boasting a current school population consisting of 21 different denominations. Increased interest from non-Coptic families who value the strong Christian ethos of the College currently attend from across 48 Sydney suburbs. The strong family feel of the College, the evident dedication and commitment of its professional staff, the particularly strong academic results achieved year after year are all elements that attract families wishing to enroll their children in a school that values education at both an academic and pastoral focus.
Participation in Music, Sports and other co-curricula activities is strongly promoted within the College, with the view to producing well-rounded individuals who can contribute positively to the future Australian society. Camps are an important feature of the College curriculum, providing important experiential learning and a diversity of cultural experiences for our students.
All of our students are encouraged to strive for excellence in all of their pursuits. Excellence is always defined in relative, rather than absolute, terms. Personal best becomes the reference point for these determinations. A strong and committed staff assist our students to achieve their educational goals, within a caring and safe environment.
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