The Barbier House crest was designed by student Teyha Jamieson. The predominant shape is a flame fired by the spirit. The cross is the cross design used by the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions. The wattyl a strong representation of the OLM sisters and is found all around Broome and is designed in a dot style to represent Aboriginal people. The motto fired by the spirit reminds us to be like to be like the Sisters of Our Lady of the Mission and to let the Holy Spirit guide us in our work. The patron of Barbier House is Euphrasie Barbier, the Founder of the OLM Sisters.

The Rice House crest was designed by student Abbey Ford. The celtic cross is taken from the original Christian Brother emblem and is central to our daily lives and shows our respect for students from all directions. The vine is taken from the Oceania Edmund Rice logo which represents new life coming from the cross which gives us inspiration. The book symbolises the bible and knowledge and guides our commitment to do good works. The bright star is for guidance. The sea eagle which is our mascot signifies the Broome region, our strength, and the ability to soar to great heights. The flame represents the Holy Spirit and gives encouragement to shine. The patron of Rice House is Blessed Edmund Rice, founder of the Christian Brothers.

The O'brien House crest was designed by student Yasmin Cypher. The pindan colour is the colour of the land of Broome and connection with the Yawuru people. The pomegranate represents the Sisters of St John of God, which is about healing and fullness of life. The seeds to scatter and representing the generous self-giving required to reach out to people in need. The Cross represents our connection with God and symbol of Christ. The patron of O’Brien House is Sr Antonio O’Brien, the pioneering sister of the Sisters of St John of God in the Kimberley and founding sister of our school.

The Ward House crest was designed by student Madeleine Christie. The hands represent the love Mary Ward carries. The dove, stands for peace and unity the Ward House. The flame, symbolises the Holy Spirit. The anchor, symbolises the strength of the House spirit. The pinctada, the pearl shell represents our Broome heritage. The patron of Ward House is Mary Ward, founder of The Loreto Sisters.

Term 2  


The solemnities of the feast of Easter have passed but the ongoing message of Christ’s love and self-sacrifice stands. It is remembered too in the scriptural epithet or saying often inscribed on war memorials: ‘greater love hath no man than this; that he should lay his life down for his friend’. Sometimes this biblical expression is abbreviated to: Greater love hath no man … ANZAC Day recalls that supreme sacrifice made by so many. It is appropriate that the College reflects on the symbolism of the day and that as a community we do our best to live out the College prayer which in part refers to the Lord God whose spirit of wisdom dwelling in the Yawuru country may teach us... and asks that each of us respect and support others ...with a listening heart.

Principal and Staff of St Mary’s College.