Principal's Message

Cerdon College is a Catholic secondary girls’ school that was founded by, and educates in, the tradition of the Marist Sisters.

Cerdon College, established in 1960 and located in Merrylands, Sydney, provides high quality education and opportunities for girls in living out the values of Christ. Cerdon College celebrates the uniqueness of each person within a diverse community. Our school motto ‘In All Things Christ’, places Jesus at the centre of all our endeavours.

Cerdon College offers a quality education within a caring environment that promotes the Catholic values and traditions. The school aims to be a true community of learning and faith - one which recognises the uniqueness and dignity of each individual, and operates on the Gospel values of respect, responsibility and care for one another, within a strong, positive and supportive learning community.

As an inclusive school, we seek to live out the values of Christ in a caring and supportive environment. We aim to lead our students to an awareness of what it means to be a Christian in the tradition of the Catholic Marist community. The religious teaching and liturgical life of the school underpin the structure of the school curriculum.

Cerdon College is committed to providing each student with a learning environment which is comprehensive, personalised and challenging. We offer a holistic approach to education which ensures that each student develops key literacy and numeracy skills, as well as skills in communication, creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and problem solving. We believe this allows them to adapt to an ever-changing world.

The College boasts excellent specialist facilities, and focuses on offering a broad and flexible curriculum. A wide extracurricular program, including pilgrimages, social justice initiatives, service opportunities, enrichment opportunities, sport, creative and performing arts, and oratory, ensures that all students' interests are met. All curriculum and extracurricular programs are conducted within the context of a strong and supportive welfare system.

We value and support partnerships with parents and carers in the day-to-day education of their children. We believe that this should be founded on a spirit of mutual respect, co-operation, personal responsibility, communication, and involvement in community.

I welcome you to Cerdon College, a Marist community, that holds Mary at the centre as we prepare young women to make their place in an ever changing world.


Lisa-Maree Browning