At St Mary’s, we foster a culture of care and wellbeing that develops courageous, compassionate young women.
Our students are known by their teachers and peers, have a say in their learning pathway, and are supported and nurtured throughout their schooling journey. We provide consistent and structured opportunities to foster positive relationships with themselves, each other, their teachers and their community.
Our Anglican values ensure that our girls are cared for and encouraged to care for others.
Our Junior School provides students with the necessary skills, values and knowledge to discover their best and contribute to their communities.
Staff incorporate the latest evidence-based wellbeing practices into their teaching to nurture our students’ emotional health and promote a growth mindset. By adopting a growth mindset, our girls learn to embrace challenges and collaborate with others to formulate solutions. Our Junior School girls also receive regular Protective Behaviours education.
Our pastoral care program also extends to our parents. St Mary’s hosts regular parent information sessions where our parents are afforded opportunities to hear from leading experts in the fields of health and wellbeing.
In the Senior School, we support our students’ journeys of self-discovery and encourage them to take charge of their own wellbeing, as well as their learning, so that they are prepared for life after school.
By providing a positive school environment in which students feel they belong and that their contributions matter, their inherent potential is nurtured and fostered into holistic skills for lifelong thriving.
Our Senior School Wellbeing Team oversees the organisation of our pastoral care program. Comprising our Deputy Principal (Students and Wellbeing), Associate Dean of Wellbeing, Heads of Year, Psychology Services team, Chaplain and Health Centre staff, the Senior School Wellbeing Team works alongside classroom teachers to incorporate proactive practices, positive psychology and social emotional learning into our students’ everyday experiences.