Middle School | Years 7 – 9
St Mary’s College Middle School recognises the importance of supporting and developing the whole child. Faith life plays an integral part in this development. All students at our college are provided with opportunities to explore their spirituality in a safe and supportive environment.
The Middle School years contribute to one of the most important times in a student’s life – when they start to question their place in the world, who they are, and who they want to be. Every student completes the Religious Education curriculum. This is a circular curriculum designed to allow a student to delve deeper within. This curriculum allows our students to develop an understanding of belief and faith, helping them to become a valuable member of the community.
The St Mary’s College community practices faith through their involvement in multiple Masses and liturgies. House Patrons are recognised on Feast Days, and the wider community is invited to participate in major Catholic events such as Ash Wednesday. Students are provided with the opportunity to engage in the service as readers, altar servers or part of the choir.
Should a student wish to extend their faith life further afield they may also take part in the provision of food for the vulnerable at Fr McMahon Kitchen, sing at weekend Mass and assist in the cleaning of the Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral. As a Catholic school, St Mary’s College nurtures the whole child, not just with the provision of quality education but also with experiences that develop a student to be a well-rounded individual who cares for themselves, others and the world we live in.