St Mary’s College is committed to developing every student into a graduate who is independent, resourceful, well-rounded, and disciplined. The cultural offerings of the College are no exception and we proudly support our students’ involvement in real-world, character-building experiences that help them to recognise and develop their own creative identity.
As St Mary’s College provides a holistic education for boys, all students at the college are encouraged to participate in cultural activities. It is indeed imbedded in our Mission Statement that all are challenged spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, culturally and physically. The cultural activities at the college provide an opportunity for the young men of St Mary’s to express and challenge themselves creatively and intellectually and to refine their talents in performing and creative arts, under skilled and experienced guidance.
Participating in the varied cultural activities at the College further develops the boy’s creative, academic, artistic and technical thinking skills and helps them to become reflective and analytical life-long learners.
The Cultural Program at St Mary’s presents opportunities in the following areas:
Small and large ensembles
Concert Band, Showband, Drumatic, Choir, Jazz Combo, Faith Band, and Marching Band
Inter-school, regional, and state-level competitions
Queensland Catholic Music Festival, Toowoomba Eisteddfod, Queensland Percussion Eisteddfod, Queensland Debating Union Competition
Community events and involvement
Carnival of Flowers Parade, St Vinnies Charity Sleep-out, ANZAC and Remembrance Day ceremonies, St Vincents Care and Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Spring fairs
College events, concerts, and exhibitions
SMC Art Show, One Act Play Evening, Debut and Finale Ensemble Concerts, Twilight Musical Showcase, Musical Theatre Productions
Extension and interest groups
Chess Club, Japanese Club, Debating