At St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School, we are all about girls. We have a proud tradition of providing a rich and rewarding education for girls and young women and place great value on the development of the whole person as we facilitate the academic and holistic growth of our students, in a caring and inclusive community.
Discover St Mary’s
St Mary’s is a non-selective, leading Western Australian independent day and boarding girls’ school located in Karrinyup in the northern suburbs of Perth. Set in 16 hectares of landscaped gardens and natural bushland, the school is only a five-minute walk to the ocean.
The school also operates its own outdoor education facility, set in natural bushland in the heart of the Margaret River region.
With a student population of over 1,400 girls from Kindergarten to Year 12 and WA’s largest boarding house with 185 boarders, we strive to ensure that each student is nurtured as an individual and feels she is an important member of the St Mary’s family.
Wellbeing and pastoral care
With a whole-school wellbeing program, Bonds and Bridges, St Mary’s recognises and respects the individual needs of each girl, fostering a caring and supportive environment supported by a highly skilled pastoral care team.
While we are a non-selective school academically, we have developed a strong academic tradition, ranking among the top schools in WA.
Our class of 2018 demonstrated overall strength and depth across the entire Year 12 cohort. Standout results include a 100% graduation rate; a median ATAR of 91.90 (against a state average of 81.80) and a total of 116 School Curriculum and Standards Authority Awards.
St Mary’s vocational pathway, Elevate, provides the opportunity for students to gain a nationally recognised qualification and Endorsed Workplace Learning Units over Years 11 and 12.
St Mary’s runs a diverse co-curricular program which enriches students’ lives and encourages the development of both specific skills and the all-round person. Students can participate in activities such as sport, outdoor education, surfing, dive programs, music, visual arts, dance, drama, debating, public speaking, technology and entrepreneurial programs, intrastate, interstate and overseas study tours and exchange opportunities, volunteering and community service.
These activities strengthen the development of life skills, such as critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication and self-confidence.
Discover the Junior School at St Mary’s
At St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School, we focus our attention on girls’ education — their interests, talents and their specific styles of learning. St Mary’s is a school in which girls flourish.
Our junior girls will discover a school that encourages a love of lifelong learning. With an emphasis on the basic skills of literacy and numeracy, we help them develop strong foundations on which to build increasing knowledge and understanding. They are taught to interact and co-operate as they grow. In those early years, our girls also make firm friendships and develop a sense of connection to their school.
We encourage our students to be curious and inquisitive; we inspire them to think widely, to research, to collaborate, to interpret and evaluate; we challenge them to be self-motivated and self-directed. We cultivate their passions and instil in them an aspiration to aim high while remaining grounded, respectful and caring.
Discover boarding at St Mary’s
A sense of family and home away from home are the essence of the St Mary’s boarding experience. From the moment they step through the gates of St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School, boarding students feel a sense of connectedness.
At St Mary’s our boarding house is at the heart of the school, both in location and sentiment. Nestled in a safe, secure location, situated on 16 hectares and surrounded by natural bushland, St Mary’s is a little bit of the Australian countryside only minutes from the ocean.
There are many carers for our boarders, from the Head of Boarding to our extensive and well-trained staff, including 24-hour onsite house mothers and medical staff. When girls start their boarding experience with St Mary’s they are matched with a day school family, who offer additional support via the Perth Pal Program. This is complemented by new boarders having a Year 10 ‘big sister’ to guide them on their journey.
We encourage families to experience for themselves what makes St Mary’s so special. For more information, visit www.stmarys.wa.edu.au.
For a personalised tour or to find out more, please contact our Enrolments Registrar, Hazel Taylor, on (08) 9341 9111 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.