Welcome to Red Bend Catholic College

Red Bend Catholic College is a co-educational day and boarding school situated in Forbes, which is located in the Central Western region of New South Wales. Red Bend has a proud heritage. Prior to 1977, the Catholic education of students in this region was provided by three secondary schools; Our Lady of Mercy College, Forbes; Our Lady of Mercy High School, Parkes; and Marist Brothers' College, Forbes.

In February 1977, these three schools combined to form one co-educational High School, with the name of Red Bend Catholic College, at the site of the former Marist Brothers' College, on the banks of the Lachlan River. This merger, as symbolised on the College Crest, brought together the great teaching traditions of the Mercy Sisters and the Marist Brothers.

'Through Difficulties To Greatness' is the College motto. We aspire to create an environment which enables individuals to develop spiritually, intellectually, physically, culturally and socially, so they may participate in society in a committed and responsible manner

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