The College community demonstrates outstanding commitment to social justice and mission. The exceptional enthusiasm, energy and commitment from boys, staff and families to a number of causes exemplify the essence of the St Mary’s College spirit.
As a College in the Edmund Rice Tradition, there is a focus on the poor, the marginalised and the abandoned within and beyond our College. St Mary’s College takes seriously its responsibility to make evangelisation and justice initiatives important concerns within the boys who attend our College.
Drawn from the Gospel values of Jesus, we endeavour to offer the boys regular experiences that allow them to demonstrate:
- Community and Service
- Courage and Hope
Currently at St Mary’s College the Social Justice intiatives that exist or are supported are:
- St Vincent de Paul Group supporting various Vinnies inspired activities
- Minni Vinnies
- Rosies Friends on the Street outreach
- Caritas Project Compassion
- Annual Anzac and Remembrance Day Appeals for Returned Serviceman
- Pirikanta: A physical action based Social Justice Group within the College that responds to needs in Toowoomba and the wider Downs Region quickly and efficiently such as assisting in Flood Recovery, etc.
- Money Men: An organisation with the student body at St Mary’s College that raises funds and awareness of and for a number of Charities and College Social Justice initiatives.
These important arms of the Church endeavour to meet the needs of the poor, homeless, displaced and disadvantaged peoples. These people benefit from the generosity and stewardship of the St Mary’s College students, staff and families.