Principal's Welcome

Welcome to the St Mary’s Catholic College Website.

St Mary’s is well recognised for its excellence in Catholic education in Cairns. Established in 1986, the College has an enviable reputation for providing an education which results in graduates who are well rounded young people. Inspired by Mother Mary, our College is a place where individual strengths are nurtured and developed and where faith and a sense of “family” are fundamental to who we are.

The College has a strong academic focus. We offer a stimulating academic and vocational curriculum, along with comprehensive co-curricular opportunities for our students to pursue their interest in sport, the arts, and service leadership.

We are very confident that our co-educational environment provides a more realistic way of preparing young people to take their places naturally in the wider community. At St Mary’s, both male and female perspectives will be explored during classroom discussions and this is a very important learning experience for all. We encourage all our students to strive to be their very best in all aspects of life, and believe our students are great ambassadors for their school.

As a leading secondary college, St Mary’s offers a broad technology rich curriculum delivered by quality and dedicated teachers. The College has many outstanding facilities, with exciting new building projects around the corner that will bring about more contemporary and innovative learning spaces to optimise student learning. 

I invite you to read the accompanying material on our website, and like so many other families, to give serious consideration to choosing St Mary’s Catholic College for your family’s secondary education. 

Kerry Manders, Principal

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53 Anderson Road, Woree, QLD 4870
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