Annual Giving provides an opportunity for every member of the St Mary’s community to philanthropically support the School, helping to provide an exceptional education for the girls.
Your support helps us to realise more projects more quickly than can be achieved from the School’s recurrent budget. Every gift, regardless of size, makes a difference to every St Mary’s girl.
JUST IMAGINE WHAT YOUR GIFTS WILL MAKE POSSIBLE IN 2018 AND BEYOND.
The key to the growing success of St Mary’s Annual Giving is participation. Our goal is to see every member of our community participate in whatever way they are able.
All gifts over $2 to the Scholarship Fund, Building Fund and Library Fund are tax deductible. To receive a 2017/18 tax receipt, please make your gift before 30 June 2018.
THE 2018 ANNUAL GIVING APPEAL: EVERY GIFT, EVERY GIRL
Transforming lives through Scholarships
Thanks to the generosity of donors since 2014, the Annual Giving Scholarship provides the opportunity of a St Mary’s education to students who would not otherwise be able to attend our school. The inaugural Annual Giving Scholar is now in her second year at St Mary’s. Scholarships not only benefit each girl while she is at St Mary’s, but have an enduring impact on her future, her profession, her family and community.
It is our ambition to be able to support one new needs-based scholarship recipient every year for the duration of her schooling.
WITH YOUR SUPPORT WE CAN OFFER MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO DESERVING GIRLS.
“Being awarded a Scholarship at St Mary’s was life-changing for me. At St Mary’s I had the opportunity to give everything a go, but mostly, I loved being part of the St Mary’s community. The teachers really cared about my education and they made all the difference to me. There is no question that the love of learning I developed at St Mary’s inspired me to become a teacher.”
Natalie Kirton (’09)
Instilling a lifelong love of learning
In the St Mary’s libraries, our students are encouraged to discover, research and interpret an array of information. In particular, we want to develop and refine the information literacy skills that will enable them to become lifelong learners.
With an extensive collection of printed and online databases and resources now available to the students, the girls must be able to efficiently find the reliable and accurate information they need. Gifts to the Library Fund will provide for the purchase of three touch screens allowing students to quickly search the entire library catalogue from a central point.
Thanks to Annual Giving gifts our e-library offers the girls over 13,000 e-books and we are now focused on growing our collection of audiobooks to meet the girls’ increasing interest. Audiobooks enable all students to enjoy the delights of hearing stories beautifully told and provide struggling readers with an appealing way of accessing literature and enjoying books.
WITH YOUR SUPPORT WE CAN ENSURE THAT OUR GIRLS HAVE KNOWLEDGE AT THEIR FINGERTIPS AND ARE PREPARED FOR LIFE BEYOND ST MARY’S.
Growing creative spaces where girls flourish
Our music and dance programmes nurture the creativity, artistic expression and passion of our students. Hundreds of girls participate in our bands, orchestras, choirs, productions and performances each year and over 450 take private instrument lessons.
St Mary’s music and dance programmes continue to grow. We now need to extend the Lady Treatt Centre for Music and Dance to provide space for music and dance classes as well as band, orchestra and choir rehearsals for Junior and Senior School girls. Donations to the Building Fund will support this expansion which includes music classrooms, music practice rooms and an additional sprung-floor dance studio. The planning of the extension is progressing, with focus of ensuring it fits within the Campus Masterplan, which is currently under development.
WITH YOUR SUPPORT WE CAN ENSURE THAT OUR MUSICIANS AND DANCERS DEVELOP AND SHARE THEIR TALENT, ENERGY AND CREATIVITY.
Your support will help us to encourage, challenge, grow and empower St Mary’s girls so we can offer them the very best educational opportunities.
Thank you for your generosity.