Beyond Boarding  is an exciting new initiative, exclusive to St Mary’s boarders from years 7 through to 12.

Specific to each term, this specialised program aims to ensure that the boarders living at St Mary’s leave school with a unique set of skills to prepare them more fully for life outside our school gates. ‘Beyond Boarding’ offers a range of excellent activities, events and presentations pertinent to each year group.

Life skills covered in ‘Beyond Boarding’ include cyber safety, sewing, personal hygiene, advanced study skills, learning to drive initiatives/safety on the road, mindfulness, yoga, healthy eating, positive relationships and friendships, table manners, writing a resume, financial literacy, gratitude, service learning opportunities, self defence, basic cooking and laundry skills and first aid. Additional practical options such as barista training and RSA courses are also available to our boarders, along with specialised university pathway and TISC sessions for Year 12 students.

In 2021 we have a range of activities to support our girls commencing with Social Media Safety with ySafe and a special guest speaker Georgia Wilson, an Australian Hockeyroo who is providing ways girls can effectively manage positive body image, nutrition and coping with anxiety.

Being a St Mary’s boarder is so much more than just boarding; it’s a lifestyle.