Ten Reasons Why
|1.||We are a large boarding house which means that girls have the chance to form a wide range of friendships and choose a group of friends that best suit them. There are also lots of girls in residence at the weekend and always plenty of activities on offer.|
St Mary’s is located on 40 acres of natural bushland, close to the beach, so our girls can enjoy a sense of spaciousness while living on campus. The smell of the country is never far away for a St Mary’s girl and trips to the beach always make life more fun.
|3.||The School offers the girls opportunities to participate in sporting clubs outside of school and arranges transport to and from selected netball, hockey and tennis clubs throughout the school year.|
|4.||All of our facilities for boarding students, such as the health centre and dining room, are under one roof, making the boarding house more homely and creating that special sense of family that we are well-known for.|
|5.||Parents are a key part of boarding life at St Mary’s. Our parents are always made welcome and encouraged to visit often. Friendships and a sense of community among our parents are also fostered during our regular boarding parent functions. We even have a parents' flat for parents to stay in, while they are in Perth visiting their daughter.|
|6.||Our food! The students regularly comment that the food at St Mary’s, from our in-house chefs, is one of the highlights of their time here. We invite you to join us for a meal and see for yourself just how great it is. Chef Eric and his team would love you to visit.|
|7.||We are located centrally within Perth, but outside the hustle and bustle of the city. Transport to and from the School, as well as parking, is hence very convenient for parents and visitors.|
|8.||We offer 24/7 health care, with a night supervisor on duty from 10.00pm to 6.00am every night. So, in the middle of the night, someone is always awake to care for our girls. This makes us unique in what we offer.|
|9.||Our academic support in boarding is second to none, with over 20 tutors, academic staff on duty each prep night, the library open to boarders each evening, and a Boarding Academic Support Teacher, who focuses on ensuring that each girl is supported in her study and has the skills at her fingertips to achieve her potential in the classroom.|
|10.||Our support and induction programmes, including the Look Inside programme, Perth Pals programme and our Big Sister: Little Sister programme, all help to ensure that our girls quickly settle into the rhythm of boarding with lots of support around them.|
These are just some of the reasons that make St Mary's such a wonderful boarding house for your daughter. Once COVID-19 restrictions are eased, and you are in Perth, please contact us to arrange a personalised tour at a time that is convenient to you. We look forward to showing you around.