Remar is a school-based Marist youth ministry program that operates in Catholic schools in a number of countries. In Australia it is coordinated out of the Marist Centre's in Melbourne and Sydney, offering students in Years 10, 11 and 12 an inspiring and engaging way to live out gospel values.
Remar uses nautical terms to describe its program and structures, and so each year of the program is referred to as a ‘Crossing’, with participants known as ‘Rowers’, and leaders as ‘Helms’. At Marist-Sion College, students are invited in Year 9 to consider becoming part of the Remar program, and then commit to the program for the three year journey.
REMAR has four areas of focus:
1. Evangelisation and faith development
2. Personal development and leadership formation
3. Strong experience of being a part of a community
4. Social justice, ministry and service to others.
Further information about Remar can be found at
Catholic Schools Youth Ministry Australia (CSYMA)
CSYMA is a national program, devised by staff of St Edmunds College Canberra. Across the Diocese of Sale, CSYMA provides an opportunity for students to develop leadership skills and personal faith within the context of Youth Ministry activities in and beyond the classroom setting. At Marist-Sion College, students can elect to enrol in this Religious Education class, and complete the Year 10 RE program, Journeying Together in Hope, along with one unit of Youth Ministry.
As part of their Youth Ministry work, students are actively involved in practical activities, which may include prayer, musical, or dramatic activities. Students of CSYMA prepare and lead liturgies for the College community, assist with the Leadership of Year 8 Retreat days and work with students from Catholic Primary schools to provide reflection days.