For over 130 years Marist education has helped form students from the North Shore into 

young people who are good Christians and responsible citizens.

This is testimony to the durability and efficacy of the philosophy that underpins the endeavours of this College. First and foremost is our concern for the whole life of each student. We believe education is much more than the acquisition of knowledge. It depends on spiritual, moral, social, as well as intellectual development. We recognise that each student has innate gifts and unique strengths.

By providing personal care and attention we seek to promote these attributes and develop the student’s sense of confidence and esteem. We believe that this is best achieved in a strong community setting. Deliberate efforts are made to nurture a family spirit within the school, so that each boy is welcomed, affirmed and supported. The medium-size of the College facilitates interaction between all students and between students and staff. Marist Catholic College North shore is a well organised, caring environment that holds a clear set of values with professional, dedicated teachers who encourage each student to achieve their potential.

Jesus Christ is central to the life of the College. He is presented to the students as the model of human life and faith who they should emulate and follow. His values are the foundation of the College’s policies and operations. His message of love and compassion is the basis of the attitudes and outlook we challenge the boys to develop.

With the support and cooperation of the family, Marist Catholic College North Shore seeks to provide an integrated and comprehensive program that for every student, promotes faith, encourages excellence, engenders responsibility and develops respect and dignity.

Tony Duncan



Tony Duncan’s appointment as Principal of Marist Catholic College North Shore in 2014 made him the first lay Principal in 19 years to lead the College. With an immense passion for Teaching & Learning, it will be Tony’s aim to further strengthen the learning attitude of the College.

Born and raised in Forestville in the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Tony has expressed a real sense of ‘coming home’ back into the North Shore community.

Tony completed his secondary education St. Augustine’s Brookvale and went on to obtain two Bachelor Degrees in Science and Engineering (USYD), two Graduate Diploma in Education (ACU) and Religious Education (UniSA), and a Masters in Curriculum (Deakin).

During his career, Tony has held positions at Catherine McAuley College Westmead, Marist Eastwood as a teacher and an Assistant Principal, Holy Cross College Ryde as Assistant Principal and Marist College Penshurst as Principal.

Tony is a proud parent, along with his wife Jackie, of six children, all who have completed their tertiary education and are forging professional careers. When not living and breathing Marist, Tony can be found surfing or cheering on his beloved Manly Sea Eagles.