Prep time (or study time) is held from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Monday to Thursday and is intended to provide the opportunity for homework to be done, additional background reading, revision, and study for tests and exams.

Tutors are available throughout prep time and can also be booked for private tuition from 8.30pm to 9.00pm. St Mary’s has more than 20 tutors available to the boarders.

Quiet time is also held each Sunday from 2.00pm to 4.00pm and is another opportunity for the girls to study and prepare for the school week with tutor support again available for the girls.

Our Boarding Academic Support Teacher, who specialises in Mathematics, is dedicated to assisting the boarding students with their academic endeavours, and manages the tutoring, study skills and prep programmes within the boarding house.

In order to ease the girls into the academic expectations of Senior School, support is introduced once they begin the Look Inside Programme in Year 4.