In 1889, when Drummoyne was part of the parish of 'Balmain West', the church-school of St Mark's was built. The first classes began about June 1889 and were taught by two local sisters, Colse and Sarah Hayes. They began with 13 pupils and built up to 98 by 1894. In 1894 the school was taken over by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, who walked there each day from their convent in Rozelle. This was clearly difficult, and so in 1900 the Sisters of St Joseph agreed to staff the school. In that year St Mark's became a separate parish, which provided a convent for the Josephites and a separate school building (in 1903).
Based on our records, we believe that the St Mark’s School Fete has been around for over 50 years – now you can be a part of your community and a part of our history.