Principal’s Welcome | Welcome to St Mary’s Catholic College.

Welcome to St Mary’s.

St Mary’s Catholic College is a wonderful college, providing excellent teaching and facilities for academic pursuits, sports, service and the arts.  Our College is unique in Cairns, providing a Catholic coeducational secondary education.

St Mary’s is a place where students feel safe and that they belong, a place where students’ individual strengths are nurtured and developed and where faith and a sense of community are fundamental to who we are.

Our student-centred approach to learning ensures that all students are given every opportunity to be the best that they can be.  We know that learning and teaching are about forming strong relationships with each individual built on trust, respect, doing one’s best and love.

Our transition programs ensure that those joining our community quickly feel a part of the St Mary’s family.  Throughout their schooling years, students are supported in determining a pathway for their future and the College has the ability to tailor student learning to provide education that empowers students to become life-long learners who can think critically, achieve to their potential and maximise their career options.

St Mary’s pastoral structures not only provide avenues of communication between the home and College, they also provide parents with confidence that their son or daughter is known and well cared for during this most important stage of their development.

I look forward to welcoming you as a member of the St Mary’s College community in the near future.

Wayne Wood, Principal




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