The Top Ten Reasons to Choose St Mary’s
|1.||We are a large boarding house which means that girls have the chance to form a wide range of friendships and choose a group of friends that best suit them. There are also lots of girls in residence at the weekend and always plenty of activities on offer to the girls.|
St Mary’s is located on 40 acres of natural bushland, close to the beach, so our girls can enjoy a sense of spaciousness while living on campus. The smell of the country is never far away for a St Mary’s girl and trips to the beach always make life more fun.
|3.||The school offers the girls the opportunity to participate in sporting clubs outside of school and arranges transport to and from selected clubs in netball, hockey and tennis.|
|4.||All of our facilities for boarding students, such as the medical centre and dining room, are under one roof, making the boarding house more homely and creating a sense of family.|
|5.||Parents are a key part of boarding life at St Mary’s. Our parents are always made welcome and encouraged to visit often. Friendships and a sense of community among our parents are also fostered during our regular boarding parent functions.|
|6.||Our food! The students regularly comment that the food at St Mary’s, from our in-house chefs, is one of the highlights of their time here. We invite you to join us for a meal and see for yourself just how great it is.|
|7.||We are located centrally within Perth, but outside the hustle and bustle of the city. Transport to and from the school, as well as parking, is hence very convenient for parents.|
|8.||We offer 24/7 health care, with a night supervisor on duty from 10.00pm to 6.00am each night for the girls. This is a stay-awake position and so in the middle of the night, someone is always awake to love and care for our girls.|
|9.||Our academic support in boarding is second to none, with 20 tutors, academic staff on duty each prep night, the library open to boarders each evening, and a Boarding Academic Support Teacher, who focuses on ensuring that each girl is supported in her study and has the skills at her fingertips to achieve her potential in the classroom.|
|10.||Our support and induction programmes, including the Look Inside Programme, Perth Pals Programme and our Big Sister: Little Sister programme, all help to ensure our girls quickly settle into the rhythm of boarding.|
St Mary’s is a great boarding house. Next time you are in Perth, please contact us to arrange a personalised tour at a time that is convenient to you.