Welcome from the Head of Boarding

I am very honoured to be leading the St Mary’s Boarding community, which has catered for boarding students from our regional areas for 100 years. Boarding is a wonderfully unique environment and our girls often speak of the warmth and sense of family that they experience here in Anne Symington House. We welcome girls from local, rural, interstate and international areas, and this forms the rich fabric of our diverse boarding environment.

Our Boarding community respects the trust you have placed in us to care for your daughter.  We aim to provide a true sense of home for our boarding families and each girl in our care is seen as an individual, with her own personality, set of unique abilities and specific needs. We see it as our responsibility to help your daughter achieve her best academically and we believe in lighting the passion in your daughter so that she can live her most meaningful life.

St Mary’s boarding students experience life in a natural setting thanks to the School’s idyllic campus, which is set on 16 hectares of sprawling grounds in the beautiful surrounds of Karrinyup and Trigg Bushland Reserve. At the same time, students enjoy the wealth of opportunities that comes with living in close proximity to a capital city.

I encourage you to read our boarding pages so that you can get a true sense of what life is like here at St Mary’s for our girls.

Learn more about our boarding leaders, the girls’ daily routines and why our boarding program is regarded among the best in Western Australia.

We realise that there is no better way to learn about our School than to visit us in person. You are warmly invited to view our wonderful facilities and find out more about St Mary’s boarding program. Please contact our Enrolments Registrar, Mrs Hazel Taylor, on (08) 9341 9121 or via email to arrange a private tour of St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School.

I believe that St Mary’s boarding program offers girls an opportunity to forge lifelong friendships, a sense of camaraderie and, most importantly, wonderful memories that they will cherish in the years to come.

I look forward to being a part of this special journey with you and your family.

Mrs Kellie Douglas
Head of Boarding