Principal's Welcome

A welcome message from the Principal

St Mary’s College is a coeducational Kindergarten – Year 12 Catholic School with a rich history of educating students from across the Kimberley region for the past 110 years. A number of current students, families and staff members have a long association with St Mary’s College, spanning numerous generations.

Our College community recognises it is the important contributions from many people and religious orders that makes St Mary’s College what it is today; this information can be found in our history section of this website.

Staff at St Mary’s College are committed to educating students for life by providing learning opportunities that are explicit and purposeful in a safe and supportive environment. The College offers a wide variety of programs to cater for the educational, social and emotional needs of students from K-12. All students are encouraged to grow in their faith and Christian values and to strive to achieve their personal best in every aspect of their education. Students who are academically gifted benefit from a range of opportunities designed to extend and accelerate their talents. Students requiring additional learning support are catered for by learning support teachers on both campuses. A range of academic, sporting, cultural and arts programs delivered by dedicated staff strive to meet the educational needs and interests of all our students.

We place great emphasis on the pastoral care of students. Classroom Teachers, Home Room Teachers, our Social Worker and School Psychologists along with all members of staff play a vital role in caring for the students at St Mary’s College.

Our student population is a rich fabric representing a diversity of cultures and backgrounds. We have a strong partnership with Broome Residential College, enabling many students from remote Aboriginal communities to attend our school while boarding at the residential facility.

Our College is well supported by parents, guardians and friends of the St Mary’s community. We have a very committed College Board and Parents and Friends Association. St Mary’s College is also supported by close partnerships with Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Notre Dame University, the Clontarf Foundation, the Wirrpanda Foundation and the Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation. We are most grateful for the generous amount of time and effort that is given by our community members and partners to support the work of educating each of our students.

We hope this website will provide you with an insight into St Mary’s College, Broome. We welcome your enquiries and invite any prospective parents to contact Mrs Anthea Demin anthea.demin@cewa.edu.au to make an appointment to visit us and experience our College first hand.

Michael Pepper

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!