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
At St Mary’s College we support the following social justice activities:
- St Vincent de Paul Group supporting various Vinnies inspired activities
- Mini Vinnies
- Vinnies Leadership programme
- Rosie’s Friends on the Street outreach
- Caritas Project Compassion
- Link with Clifford Park Special School
- Waterford Fund which assists students and families with school meals and uniforms
- Christmas appeal providing gift cards to disadvantaged families
- ‘ERA for Change’, which works in conjunction with Edmund Rice schools nationwide to strategically use information to democratize unequal power relations and to improve the condition of those living in poverty or who are otherwise discriminated against
- Students are recognised for service hours through an online journaling process
Our charism demands that we endeavour to see the dignity of all marginalised peoples. We endeavour to always look to those on the edges and come as guest to ensure their holiness is recognised and uplifted.