At St Mary’s, we have a diverse range of clubs and societies available for girls looking to be involved with fellow students who have similar interests.
Our clubs and societies include:
A club dedicated to the discussion and protection of human rights. Peer activism and advocacy are encouraged, helping to build globally conscious young leaders.
A Service Learning Leadership programme available to Year 10 students.
A popular group. Teams enter two interschool competitions. Interclass and interhouse debates are also held.
Held on Tuesday afternoon from 3.40pm to 5.00pm. Students bring in projects they want to work on and they are assisted in bringing their creative ideas to life.
A programme which helps students learn how to think, not what to think. Challenges students to use their imagination in applying research and critical and creative thinking strategies to the resolution of issues.
HOPE (Help Our Planet Earth)
Concentrates on looking after the planet. Its emphasis is on global and local issues such as re-cycling, endangered species and economic use of resources.
Arranges a number of activities including the organisation of the annual Harmony Day, a Multicultural Food Fair and a Multicultural Assembly. There are opportunities for St Mary's international students to meet with international students from other Perth schools.
Interschool Equestrian Championships
The WA State Interschool Championship, held at the State Equestrian Centre in Brigadoon each year, involves students from all over the state representing their school in the equestrian disciplines of dressage, jumping, show horse and combined training.
Knit n Natter
Meets in the Library at lunchtime to knit for charity. Year 10 students can knit for community service hours. In 2018, Year 10 students may knit a blanket to use at the sleep-out and then donate the blanket.
An interschool competition enabling interested students to experience conducting trials in a law court setting.
For Year 12 students to demonstrate further leadership within and beyond the school by generating initiatives that raise awareness of local and global issues. These issues involve International Women’s Day celebrations, the Country Women’s Association Mother’s Day Appeal and NAIDOC Week.
Aimed at any girl who has an interest in science, regardless of academic ability. Projects are run throughout the year that incorporate hands-on activities that allow students to use their imagination to design and build different items.
St Mary’s Animal Rights Club (SMART)
Girls discuss and share meat-free recipes and hear from guest speakers presenting about animal welfare. Informal discussions occur about animal rights, legislation and choices.
Girls from St Mary's participate in a number of surfing competitions throughout the year, and there is usually at least one surf camp. Surfing is organised for mornings before school.
Private or group lessons are available.
Tournament of Minds
An international problem-solving programme that provides the opportunity for students with a passion for learning and problem-solving to develop diverse skills, including creative and critical thinking and time management, and the discipline of working collaboratively within a competitive environment. Teams consist of seven students from Years 7 to 10 who work together in Terms 2 and 3 to prepare for the competition day at the end of August.
Works to raise awareness of the plight of children in other countries. They hold regular meetings, join in with a statewide group of school students, address the school through assemblies and often arrange functions to raise money for the students they are supporting through World Vision.
An extracurricular club that runs for Years 9 to 12 students after school on Wednesdays and on Saturdays. They will design and make a costume based on the theme for the year. They will then wear their creation on CAPAF day in the Performing Arts Centre and at the annual Art Exhibition opening night.