The year 2023 heralds in transformational changes for Corpus Christi College Maroubra, formerly known as Champagnat Catholic College Pagewood. 

Along with a name change, the first ever co-educational year group in the formerly all boys school were welcomed into Year 7.

“I’m very excited to be at the same school as my big brother,” said Year 7 student, Zoe Brown. “It’s very exciting to be able to go to a school where I can learn and grow around boys and girls,” she said.

The Year 7 students are starting their secondary school learning journey among some brand new state of the art facilities.

“The science facilities at this school are amazing, and I am really looking forward to the new creative arts spaces,” said Tom Wallis, currently in Year 7.

Students will benefit from the initial stage of the innovative rebuild through their use of cleverly designed collaborative spaces that will support diverse subject choice and promote critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills.

“I can’t wait to learn about everything! This school has so many subjects, I’m going to find out what I’m good at and what I love,” commented Year 7 student, Violet Summerbarnes.

Phases Two and Three will deliver a three-storey building with a resource centre, seminar rooms and ten more learning spaces including a covered outside learning area. 

An expanded curriculum with greater choice in electives and sports will allow the new co-ed year group to discover their passions and develop personalised learning pathways along the way.

“We are excited to see Corpus Christi College continue to evolve into a dynamic place of co-education where every child will have the opportunity to develop their gifts and talents in state-of-the-art facilities,” said principal, Mr Craig Mooney. 

To complement the new name and direction, the college has also updated its branding to include a new school crest.

The modernised crest will blend the old with the new to include the former elements of the Bible and book (representing learning), the Marist symbol (representing Mary) and the newly included chalice and host to signify Corpus Christi – the body of Christ.  

Holding true among the many exciting new changes for Corpus Christi, will be the college’s continued commitment to the Marist tradition and its pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning.

Join us at our open day on 8 March 2023 at 3.00-6.30pm and experience for yourself Excellence in education, Innovation in facilities and Coeducation for your son or daughter. Corpus Christi Catholic Collegean exceptional educational choice for the whole family!