Established by the Lebanese Maronite Order in 1984, Saint Charbel’s College, Punchbowl, was founded according to the mission of the Lebanese Order of Monks. The charism of the Monks continues to inspire a strong commitment to providing outstanding education to young Australian Lebanese children as well as servicing the wider community. The College Motto, ‘To Him be Glory’ is lived out as we strive to be give glory to God, to proclaim and commit ourselves to Jesus Christ who stands at the centre of our community.
Our students have many opportunities to explore and express their Maronite faith through liturgies and prayer time and by putting their faith into action. St Charbel’s College fosters a love of learning and the Gospel values of justice, peace, love, compassion, acceptance, generosity and service.
Saint Charbel’s College promotes a safe school environment that values behaviours and attitudes of care, compassion and harmonious relationships. As educators, we believe in developing the emotional (heart), spiritual (soul), academic (mind), physical (strength) and social (neighbour) attributes of every child in order to fulfil our mission. We understand that parents are entrusting into our care their most precious possessions- their children. Every child is precious and known to us as individuals. We encourage our parents to know, understand and share in the education of their children by providing a variety of formal and informal opportunities for parental involvement in the College, including being active in the Parents and Friends Association.
At Saint Charbel’s College, we aim to be at the forefront of providing the very best education for our students. Our school is recognised for a broad and relevant curriculum which caters for individual learners and equips them to become resilient and independent life long learners who will have the capacity to change, adapt and contribute greatly in an ever changing world. The curriculum is supported by innovative approaches to teaching and learning from experienced, successful and dedicated teachers and support staff who work with 21st Century resources in state of the art facilities.
I trust that you will be guided in the decision you make about your child's schooling, through the intercession of St Charbel.
Rev Fr. Joseph Sleiman
Superior of Saint Charbel’s Monastery, Church and School