Welcome from the Head of Boarding

I often tell people that this is the best job I have ever had. And it’s true! I genuinely love working as the Head of Boarding at St Mary’s and living here on campus, with our 180 boarders.

I believe boarding at St Mary’s provides young girls with a wealth of opportunities and experiences that they may not necessarily have access to at home; however, I also recognise what a huge responsibility it is to place your daughter in to our care.

Together with my team of dedicated boarding staff, I am committed to creating a true sense of home for the girls who board here at St Mary’s. We are a family and take our role very seriously. Each of our girls is seen as an individual, with her own set of unique abilities, personality and needs. It is our job, at Anne Symington House, to help each girl achieve her best academically. We want to support your daughter to become a happy, fulfilled young woman, who flourishes and grows in our care.

Please take the time to look through our website to get a sense of what life at St Mary’s is like for our girls, from her daily routine, to where our boarders come from (read more about our Boarding Leaders here), and to what I believe makes St Mary’s so special as a boarding home and sets us apart from other schools. (See "Ten Reasons Why").

You can also see what our current parents have to say about us. 

We realise that there is no better way to learn about our school though, than visiting us in person. However due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to do this at the moment. If you would like to be contacted once this is available, please contact our Enrolments Registrar, Mrs Hazel Taylor, on 9341 9121 or via email, As soon as we can, we would love to show you around our fabulous facilities so that you can experience all that St Mary’s has to offer your daughter and your family.

I believe it is our commitment to putting the girls first and to creating that special sense of family, fun and friendships that the boarders here cherish so much. I look forward to sharing this with you.

Mrs Tina Campbell
Head of Boarding