Ensuring that students are nurtured is an important aspect of St Mary’s.
Each student is considered to be part of our family and is expected to respect and care for each other, our staff and their environment. We are regularly in contact with parents to ensure that we are working with the student’s home to achieve the best of care for them.
To achieve this at St Mary’s we have:
Our form classes include students from Years 9-13. This enables older students to provide both leadership and support for the younger students. Each class has a Form Teacher and families are encouraged to contact their daughter's Form Teacher or Dean if they have any queries or concerns.
The 2012 Form Teachers are:
Fleming A Geoff Rodley
Fleming B Christine Hucker
Roberton A Lorna McAvoy
Roberton B Sheree Asi
Stanford A Michael Stevens
Stanford B Margaret Thompson
Wilson A Rick Wood
Wilson B Barry Skinner
Each year level has a Dean who monitors both academic and social progress of each student in their form. Once a fortnight there is a Dean’s meeting providing opportunities for Deans to work with students on a variety of topics from study skills through to relationships. Families are encouraged to contact their daughter's Dean or Form Teacher if they have any concerns or queries.
The Deans for 2012:
Year 9 Elizabeth Higgs
Year 10 Lisa Dent
Year 11 Caroline Gonouya
Year 12 Matt Coleman
Year 13 Maria Taylor
The chaplain is not only responsible for the spiritual development of the students but is also available for pastoral care both in the Hostel and in the school.
When Year 9 students start at St Mary's each one is allocated a Big Sister from Year 13. The Year 13 students guide little sisters and provide a listening ear when needed throughout the year.
The Matrons receive professional development on the needs of teenage girls and are actually all mothers themselves. They are very capable and empathetic.