Transition Program


​​The move from primary to secondary school is a major milestone for your child and creates big changes in their life, development and education. Secondary school is an opportunity for your child to be challenged and to develop the valuable skills they will take with them into their adult life. Leaving the familiar surroundings of primary school will be both exciting and daunting for both you and your child.

​We have purpose built classrooms for the Year 7's and we have worked tirelessly to ensure a smooth transition from primary to secondary. Our transition program ensures students are given many opportunities to visit the College and participate in a ra​​ng​e of activities​. These programs will equip students with the confidence necessary as they begin this exciting journey and life in secondary.​​

There has never been a better time to be a St Mary's College student, join us for a day and experience why !


We invite all Year 5/6 and new secondary students for a day of hands-on educational activities.

The transition into secondary school can be daunting for students and parents. St Mary’s College values the benefits of transition for our new students. To assist parents in finding out more about St Mary’s as an option for secondary, we invite students of the Fraser Coast to come and try our Taster Day.

Your child will be offered a full secondary school experience for the day as well as the opportunity to make connections with other students.

From the moment of arriving at the campus, staff and students will be on hand to greet you and answer any questions you may have. Morning tea will also be available.

All visiting students will receive a Taster Pack that includes information on St Mary’s College curriculum, extracurricular programs and enrolments that will help you to make an informed decision about your child’s education and future.


8.15am -  SMC Students will greet students at Entrance
8.40am -  Welcome Assembly – parents welcome
8.50am -  Getting to know SMC & Pastoral Care activities
10.50am -  BBQ lunch provided. (bake sale & games with​ funds raised going to the Catholic Missions).
11.30am -  Educational activities across all curriculum areas
1.30am -  Break
2.00am -  Educational rotations & student Q&A time
2.50am -  End of Day 

What to bring:
Hat & water bottle.
Small change for bake sale & fundraisers.
Students to wear current school uniform

​​Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic TASTER DAY has been postponed - New ​Date to be announced.

Call the College Office to RSVP (07) 4190 2200