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

Caritas Australia’s is the Catholic Agency for International Aid and Development. It strives to* End Poverty, *Promote Justice and *Uphold Dignity.

We are grateful that the St Mary's College Community have always generously embraced 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 are so proud of our students who embrace this project with their listening hearts and who are inspired to "be more" for the sake of poor people in our world.

In the words of Pope Francis "Cultivate with love the seeds of goodness, beauty and truth that God sows in every new generation"

In addition to the many creative fundraising events planned, we have created our very own link as an easy opportunity for anyone to donate online via the web.

Donations over $2 are tax deductible and we are setting our St Mary's College goal at $2000. Two weeks left until Easter - WE CAN DO IT!