Principals Welcome

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Welcome to the St Mary’s College Website!

St Mary’s College was founded in 1899 by the Christian Brothers, a religious order of Brothers founded in Ireland by Blessed Edmund Rice. The Christian Brothers administered the College for 97 years and it is upon their shoulders that we stand proudly today. To further ensure that their spirit lives on, St Mary’s College has recently become an Edmund Rice Associate School. St Mary’s College is an exciting place to be for boys. So many activities, and its fundamental teaching and learning is shaped in a way that boys learn and respond to best. St Mary’s College features outstanding and professional staff, and a supportive community.

The Charter of Edmund Rice Schools states that we should strive to achieve the four Touchstones in all that we do:
  1. Gospel Spirituality: we invite all people into the story of Jesus and strive to involve his message of compassion, justice and peace as a living reality within our community.
  2. Liberation Education: we open hearts and minds, through quality teaching and learning experiences, so that through critical reflection and engagement, each person is hope-filled and free to build a better world for all.
  3. Inclusive Community: Our community is accepting and welcoming, fostering right relationships and committed to the common good.
  4. Justice & Solidarity: We are committed to Justice and peace for all, grounded in a spirituality of action and reflection that calls us to stand in solidarity with those who are marginalised and the Earth itself.
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St Mary’s College is a Catholic school with 850 boys. Our overall goal is to provide the boys the opportunity to achieve excellence in all areas of their holistic education: spiritual, academic, sporting, cultural and social education from Years 5-12. At St Mary’s College, we focus on and are specialists in boys’ education, providing various relevant and modern learning experiences and extra-curricular opportunities.

Our Motto

The crown goes to the one who strives, ‘Conanti Corona‘. So, all boys are encouraged to strive for excellence and realise their potential in all areas of their holistic education.

The College is guided by the College Strategic Plan 2018-2022 in all its undertakings. Staff, students and parents are encouraged to work together to achieve this.

The College has a proud history and strong Old Boys’ Association and we remain connected and educated about the many past famous old boys who attended the College including: Prime Minister, Frank Forde; Governor Sir Walter Campbell; Rear Admiral, Pat Perry; Air Vice Marshall, Harold Hawkins; Tom Gorman (Australian Rugby League Captain) and more recently; Johnathan Thurston (Australian & QLDRugby League half back).

The Strategic Plan enables the College to remain an alive, modern and vibrant educational institution that encourages boys to develop into fine young gentlemen, in this, our ever-changing world.

You are warmly invited to be part of the St Mary’s College family.

Michael Newman
Principal