St Augustine's College is conducted by the Marist Brothers, one branch of a broader Marist movement that began in France in the early nineteenth century. The Provincial is Br Jeffrey Crowe who heads the Providence of Australia of which we are part of. The particular work of the Marist Brothers has been Christian Education.
The Marist Brothers are a Religious Institute of the Catholic Church. Its 5,000 members world-wide are involved in Christian education in its many forms. They are found in large secondary schools, in refugee camps, in universities, with street kids, in social welfare agencies, and in other outreach ministries.
The Brothers make a life-time commitment to live what is known in the Catholic Church as the "consecrated life". They are lay members of the Church, not priests, who live in community and do not receive individual income, who set aside time each day for community and personal prayer, and who spend their professional lives in the service of youth.
At St Augustine's, the Brothers' Monastery is on the College campus. Its five members fulfil a number of roles in the College - Principal, Student Welfare, Religious Education Co-ordinator, Teachers and Support Staff. As in all Marist schools, they work alongside a larger group of staff who, while not members of the Marist Brothers, are committed to the Marist way, its spirituality and distinctive educational style.