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​​nge of activities​. These programs will equip students with the confidence necessary as they begin this exciting journey and life in secondary.​

Dates to remember:

DISCOVER St Mary's College OPEN EVENING - 15 May 2020

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.

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Dan And Steph From MKR

Family Friendly Entertainment

Student Performances

Activities to do, Demonstrations to see

Guided Tours of the College

Food Vendors

Jumping Castles

Junior Push Cart Challenge

Live Music

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 Evening!​

EXPERIENCE St Mary's College TASTER DAY - 3 June 2020

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 facilities 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.

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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

Call the College Office to RSVP (07) 4190 2200