Your support for St Mary's 2020 Annual Giving campaign will provide opportunities for girls who would not otherwise be able to attend
The St Mary's Scholarship Fund provides needs-based scholarships to girls whose families are unable financially to offer their daughter the opportunity to come to St Mary’s. In response to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic our thoughts also turn to how we can best support those existing St Mary's families who are also experiencing hardship. St Mary's has launched a Fee Relief Fund to assist St Mary’s families who are facing immediate challenges.
If you are able to, your gift, however big or small, to the Scholarship Fund or Fee Relief Fund will support the educational experience of both current and future students at St Mary's.
*All gifts over $2 to the Scholarship Fund, Building Fund and Library Fund are tax deductible. To receive a 2019/20 tax receipt, please make your gift before 30 June 2020. Please note that donations to the Fee Relief Fund are not tax deductible.
Scholarship Fund - Transforming lives
Thanks to the generosity of donors, the needs-based Annual Giving Scholarships provide the gift of a St Mary’s education for girls who would not be able to attend our School without financial assistance. In these increasingly uncertain economic times, we are seeking your support to grow the number of needs-based scholarships for deserving girls we are able to offer.
Since 2017, three girls have benefitted from this opportunity and a fourth Scholar will be welcomed in 2021. It is our ambition to be able to support one new needs-based scholarship recipient every year for the duration of her schooling.
A message of thanks from the 2020 Annual Giving Scholar:
“My St Mary's experience so far has been amazing. There is so much to do at St Mary's. Thank you to all the donors who have made it possible for me to be here. I wouldn't be here without you."
Fee Relief Fund - Supporting students in our School community
The impact of Covid-19 and the resulting economic downturn means that these are difficult and uncertain times for us all. Some St Mary's families are now experiencing significant financial pressures and are faced with a distressing question mark over the future of their daughter's education at St Mary's. The Fee Relief Fund* provides immediate fee relief support for girls who are already students at St Mary's. We are committed to ensuring that every girl can complete this academic year at St Mary’s. A particular priority is to do all that we can to ensure that students in Year 10, 11 and 12 can complete their education in the familiar and nurturing environment of our School.
Please support the Fee Relief Fund so that current students can continue their St Mary's education.
Families applying for this support will be carefully means-tested before assistance is provided. *Please note donations to this Fund are not tax deductible.
St Mary's also welcomes your support for the:
Library Fund - Instilling a lifelong love of learning
St Mary's libraries are spaces for discovery, imagination and inspiration. They are at the centre of our thriving learning environment and gifts to our Library Fund ensure that girls are encouraged to develop a lifelong love of learning.
Building Fund - Creating an inspiring learning environment
The ongoing development of our facilities and spaces ensures our girls can benefit from the best environment for inspired teaching and learning. The St Mary's Masterplan 2019-2030 sets out an extensive program of capital works to ensure the School offers innovative learning spaces that encourage increased collaboration, creativity and connectivity. This staged infrastructure development will be the largest and most ambitious undertaken by St Mary's since the School moved from West Perth to Karrinyup some fifty years ago. Please view the St Mary’s Masterplan 2019-2030 which provides an overview of our exciting vision.
Thank you for your generosity.