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 range of activities. These programs will equip students with the confidence necessary as they begin this exciting journey and life in secondary.
Dates to remember:
St Mary's College
would like to warmly extend an invitation to everyone in the Fraser Coast and
wider communities, to come along to Open Evening on Friday 15 May.
Whether you are after
a relaxed evening of family-friendly entertainment or seeking to be informed
about how your child can benefit from what our College can offer, we can assure
you our staff and students will cater to your needs at our annual Open Evening.
Highlights for the
evening to be confirmed closer to the date.
Dan And Steph From MKR
Activities to do,
Demonstrations to see
Guided Tours of the
Junior Push Cart
Enjoy A Night With The
Family At St Mary’s.
Open Evening is also a
great opportunity for those families who are looking to be better informed in
their decision of which school to send their child to. We invite you to explore
the school grounds and witness our wonderful resources being used by the staff
and students. It is an opportunity to visually see the endless possibilities
that could be offered to your child when they begin their secondary education.
See you at Open
There has never been a
better time to be a St Mary's College student, join us for a day and experience
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 facilities will also be
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 Entrance8.40am - Welcome Assembly – parents welcome8.50am - Getting to know SMC & Pastoral Care activities10.50am - BBQ lunch provided. (bake sale & games with funds raised going to the Catholic Missions). 11.30am - Educational activities across all curriculum areas1.30am - Break2.00am - Educational rotations & student Q&A time2.50am - End of Day
What to bring:Hat & water bottle. Small change for bake sale & fundraisers. Students to wear current school uniform
Call the College Office to RSVP
(07) 4190 2200