We understand that communication with your daughter is incredibly important whilst she is away from home and we actively encourage regular contact with families and friends.

The Boarding House Administrator and other boarding staff are always available to girls and parents throughout the day and evening.

Girls have access to a number of telephones as well as their own email address and many girls have their own mobile phones. There is also supervised access to SKYPE to communicate with home for the boarders at St Mary's.

Our girls love receiving parcels from home and the school postal address is:

To: [Student Name]
C/- Anne Symington House
St Mary's Anglican Girls' School
PO Box 105



Parents are warmly welcomed as part of the St Mary’s boarding community and are always welcome to join their daughters for breakfast or dinner.

The boarding house regularly organises functions and events for boarding parents, including the now infamous Christmas in July dinner. The Head of Boarding writes a weekly newsletter to boarding parents, with details of what their daughters have been up to and photographs.

The boarding house also has a parents’ flat, which has its own bathroom and kitchenette, and is available for boarding parents to rent for a minimal fee for up to four days.

Parents are a key element of boarding life at St Mary’s, the essence of family so vital to a St Mary’s boarding experience.