Mission Statement

OUR MISSION

St Mary’s College is a Catholic school situated in Broome that provides education from K-12 for parents who desire a Catholic education for their children. The College caters for the diverse educational, spiritual and cultural needs of its students by promoting self-esteem and initiative. It offers them skills to take their place confidently in society while living according to Christian values.

OUR VISION

St Mary’s College is recognised as a model of reconciliation in the way we live and promote social justice and all Christian values and support all of our students to strive for excellence.

OUR CORE VALUES

Courage: Upholding the Faith and all Christian values and being true to ourselves.

Love: Understanding differences with compassion and humility; accepting what has happened, and being able to move on with unconditional forgiveness.

Empathy: Listening, understanding and communicating with others in the spirit of our College Motto – Listening Hearts.

Acceptance: Appreciating each person and their story, valuing cultural differences, creating a safe, caring College and being inclusive of all.

Resilience: Being self-motivated, understanding our strengths and challenges, always giving our best and persevering in the face of adversity.

OUR MOTTO - Listening Hearts

We have empathy for each person’s circumstances, hopes and dreams, and listen with our hearts to students, families and staff.

IDENTITY

Central to the College's identity is the community of parents, staff and students who are involved in processes related to the learning processes and future directions of the College.

Representational of Broome's unique history the College affirms its own multi-cultural identity and the cultural story of every student and family.

VALUES AND BELIEFS

The College, which exists under the mandate of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, places great emphasis on clear, open lines of communication. The vitality and leadership of its staff is nurtured through spiritual and professional development.

The College promotes celebrations, which highlight its values and beliefs. This combined with an acceptance of change allows the College to maintain an adaptable curriculum.

SPIRITUALITY

St Mary's College aims to:

  • Work with the students and their families to create deeper links between their cultural heritage and history, and the Christian story with the developing Catholic Tradition.
  • Foster within the school community a culture which reflects the spirituality which is alive in the surrounding Broome environment.
  • Promote an understanding and respect for other religions, traditions and their spirituality.

Project Compassion – 2018

We are grateful for the continued generosity of the St Mary's College Community, embracing the annual Lenten fundraising and awareness-raising appeal, Project Compassion, which brings together thousands of Australians in solidarity with the world's poor to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity.

We would like to acknowledge the continued efforts of our entire St Mary’s College Community and give great thanks as we have an outstanding total amount raised of $6,605.33.

A large cheque was presented to Monsignor Paul at our Feast Day Mass to contribute to the sum from the Kimberly Region.

We are so proud of our students who embrace this project with their listening hearts and who are inspired to "be more" for less fortunate in our world.


CONGRATULATIONS!

A huge congratulations to our very own Miss Coby Rhatigan who has won the Parent and Friends Federation of WA Award of Excellence for Building a Positive Catholic School Conity! This award recognises Coby’s outstanding commitment to St Mary’s College and it’s community. So well deserved!