Red Bend Catholic College is a co-educational day and boarding school situated in Forbes. 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 coeducational 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.
Since that time, the College has expanded in numbers, in teaching areas, and in facilities. The boarding residences, the swimming pool, the Multi-Purpose Hall and Performing Arts Centre, and the Design and Technology Centre have complemented the strong characteristic features of the main College building.
These days the College educates 740 students and offers 150 boarding places. Red Bend Catholic College will hold their annual Open Day on Sunday 10th March from 10am to 1pm. Guided tours will be running on the day and prospective families will have the chance to meet the Principal and Staff. For more information call the College on 6852 2000.