St Mark's Coptic Orthodox College(聖馬克科普特正教會學院)
St Mark's Coptic Orthodox College
St Mark's College was the first Coptic school to be established in Sydney and the third in Australia, following the two schools in Melbourne. After many difficulties in finding a site, The College began in a small, rented, unused Catholic school in Lidcombe in 1996 with 226 students from Kindergarten to Year 7. Fr Markos Tawfik was the founding Director of the College. In 1997, a new Board was established for the College under the direction of HG Bishop Paula and Fr Antonios Kaldas became Director and currently serves in that capacity. In 1999, the College moved to its present permanent site at Wattle Grove in the south west of Sydney. In 2001, the first group of 21 students graduated from the College, with the majority of them scoring well enough to go to university. Of special blessing was the result of Mena Salib, a Year 11 student who completed his Mathematics Extension course one year early and came first in the state in this subject.