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 over 100 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, Student Well Being Teacher and School Psychologist 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, the Clontarf Football Academy 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 Ms Marie Little to make an appointment to visit us and experience our College first hand.

Michael Pepper

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.