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St Mary's College, Maryborough
51 Lennox Street
Fraser Coast & Wide Bay
(07) 4190 2200
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Ms Tameika Grist
  • Secondary School
  • Secondary Campus
  • Catholic
Year 7 - 12
1st Child
Tuition Fee: Year 7 - Year 12 $2132
Capital Levy: Year 7 - Year 12 $655
Parent Levy: Year 7 - Year 12 $110
Resource Levy: Year 7 - 9 $555 Year 10-12 $740
Technology Levy: Year 7 - Year 12 $485
Camp Levy: Year 11 - $270, Year 9 - *$950 Year 7- $320
Discounts apply for 2nd and 3rd child.
Families with more than 3 children attending St Mary’s College will only pay the Resource Levy, Technology Levy & Camp Levy for each child’s applicable year level over and above their 3rd child.
See website for more information regarding discounts.
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St Mary’s College has provided Catholic education for the Maryborough/Hervey Bay District for over 100 years. The Christian Brothers established the College on its present site in 1888. St Mary’s College is a parish owned Catholic Secondary Co-Educational College with an enrolment of 455 students. It serves the communities of St. Mary’s Church, Maryborough, Tiaro, Torbanlea, Howard and surrounding areas and is proud to be a part of Catholic Education under the auspices of the Catholic Education Office in Brisbane. Because of the size of the College, students can work closely with a small number of teachers to ensure they gain the most from their education. This, combined with supportive parents and a caring and dedicated staff, creates a real sense of family and community.

Students in Years 8 and 9 will undertake study in the 9 Key Learning Areas introducing students to the whole range of learning areas offered at secondary school. The Year 10 curriculum is designed to introduce students to elements of the senior curriculum. In the senior years the College offers a wide range of Authority (OP) and Authority Registered Subjects (vocational) that will give students a foundation for future tertiary studies, TAFE, apprenticeships and the workforce.
The College has a well equipped Library Learning Resource Centre; Middle schooling teaching facility; Specialist rooms and equipment including Science, Art, Design and Technology, Home Economics and Hospitality, Drama, Film & Television, Graphics and Music; Three computer rooms and mobile wireless laptops; Two ovals and Multi Purpose Indoor Hall.
A wide variety of sporting and athletic activities, debating and public speaking, excellent Instrumental Music Program.
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I take this opportunity to welcome you to the website for St Mary’s College, Maryborough. 
We are proud to be coming in to our 133rd year serving local and extended communities by providing high-quality Catholic Secondary education in Maryborough. At St Mary’s College, we recognise the uniqueness of each student and provide a balance of opportunities that nurture students’ well-being, spiritual, physical, co-curricular and academic development. It is a welcoming and wonderful place for young people to learn, develop and belong.
As a Catholic school, St Mary’s College is a Christian community based on the Gospel messages of Jesus. We seek to help our young people understand and live out those values with courage, through an emphasis on service and social justice. 
Our aim is to provide a learning environment that fully nurtures and develops young people’s gifts and abilities allowing them to flourish now and into the future. We work with you, the parent, to equip your young person with the skills necessary to succeed in life. Students have many future pathways made available to them through a wide selection of courses, vocational training opportunities and academic pathways with an excellent track record of results.
Our College is fortunate to have a dedicated, professional and innovative teaching staff. They are committed to developing discerning, compassionate young women and men ready to engage and contribute to their communities and the world. Our upgraded classrooms allow for flexible learning and teaching spaces, integration of technology a range of specialised equipment. In addition to building students’ learning through a broad base of core learning areas, we also have fantastic facilities and opportunities for students to develop a love of learning through the Arts, Sciences, and various design Technologies. The constant drive for educational excellence for all has helped shape an outstanding program of learning and co-curricular opportunities for students in Years 7 – 12.
Whether you are continuing with a family connection, following on with Catholic education, or new to the region, we believe that St Mary’s College offers a positive learning community with highly qualified and supportive staff, excellent facilities and a focus on the growth of the whole person.
We would be honoured to share the educational partnership with you and your child. I encourage you to visit the College and experience how our students develop the skills, knowledge and values needed to thrive in a changing world.
Ms Tameika Grist
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Scholarships 2022

At St Mary's College, we aim to educate our students with an appreciation of the spiritual as well as the intellectual and physical aspects of their lives. We strive to create an environment that puts the student at the centre and where that student is supported by dedicated teaching staff and tremendous community spirit.  We aim to instil a can-do attitude in all our students and work with them all to engender high aspiration and a range of personal skills and qualities including self-confidence and leadership abilities. We ensure that we are developing our students not just academically, but as well-rounded young adults ready to be future citizens who will positively contribute to their community and the wider society when they leave. ?


St Mary's Year 7 Scholarships?

For the 2022 year, the College will provide two (2) Scholarships for Year 7 2022 students.  Scholarships will be awarded based on merit as determined by an application and interview.  Scholarships will be awarded to students who demonstrate potential for a commitment to a holistic education, in preparation for the values of Service, Courage and Justice at St Mary's College. 

Applications for Scholarships (Year 7 2022) open on Monday 26 April 2021 and close Friday 30 July 2021 at 4.00pm.

There are two (2) Scholarships available at a value of $1,000 per year over three (3) years of attendance at the College.  Over these three years, the Scholarship recipient must maintain the College values as a student to continue receiving the Scholarship support over the outlined period.

SMC Year 7 Scholarship 2022.pdf

SMC Year 7 Scholarship Application Form 2022.pdf


QATSIF Scholarships

Under the QCE Scholarship Program, QATSIF provides two-year scholarship funding to support students commencing in Year 11. QATSIF funds successful schools which then provide scholarships to individual students. The intention of the funding is to increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander student retention in Years 11 and 12 rather than simply sustain existing retention rates, and funding has to be used to complement and build on existing school and community programmes and support for individual students.

An eligible QATSIF Scholarship Applicant:

  • is a person of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent who identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, is accepted as such by the community in which he/she lives.

  • is an Australian citizen and resident of Queensland.

  • is enrolled at a Queensland school as a student OR has enrolment confirmed at a Queensland school.

  • is currently in Year 10 or 11.

  • intends to undertake and complete his/her Queensland Certificate of Education during the school year  and have the ability and their school's confidence of fully completing their QCE by Year 12 Graduation.

  • has current school attendance of 85% or more.

  • is under age 35.

  • is currently achieving A-C in English and a C or higher in other subjects in Year 10 or if currently in Year 11 must be “on track” to receive their QCE by the end of year.

  • demonstrates effort and behaviour of a C or above.

  • participates in school activities which enhances his/her Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural identity.

  • demonstrates willingness to fully participate in the life of the school and be a worthy role model for other students.?

Applications for Scholarships (Year 11 and 12)  ?St Mary's makes these applications on your behalf, please contact the College Office.

Information for Bursaries

?If you are looking for information on available Bursaries please CLICK HERE

Premiers Coding Challenge Winners

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AVA Smith and Skyla Birch from St Mary’s College recently won the Queensland Premiers Coding Challenge. They competed in the Year 7-8 Python/JavaScript/ HTML Pairs Category. The Premier’s Coding Challenge is an annual state-wide initiative open to all Queensland students in Year 3 to Year 10, to encourage and foster a love of technology, coding and development. The Virtual presentation was live streamed across the state and was broadcast at the College assembly. 

St Mary’s College always encourages interested students to participate in the competition with the 2020 challenge set to code an interactive and innovative digital solution to raise awareness of cybersecurity. From explaining the importance of cybersecurity, to planning a digital solution for a specific audience, writing an algorithm, turning the algorithm into visual block code using Scratch or text-based code using HTML or Python, all the way through to supporting a self-evaluation of the prototype and filming a video explanation of their design. Ava, Skyla and other students were encouraged to enter as part of the College Makerspace (The CITADEL). “We would like to thank Ms Patterson and Mrs T for helping in the setup, the recommendations and coding advice” To enter the challenge, the students began by learning a new language. Ava explained “We really wanted to challenge ourselves but we first had to learn HTML code” Skyla said “I think the hardest thing was, we had all these ideas, but we really had to limit them down and find a general idea what we wanted. “Then we were able to adopt things and take things away to streamline it.” The girls created their entry - a website, using HTML code, they then utilised the College CITADEL equipment to transfer the website onto a Raspberry Pi device which they set up as a web server. Ava said “We got our friends and other students in the library to test it and tell us what they thought, we could kind of tell if they found it exciting, and we found what we had to do after that.” Ava and Skyla have a real passion for STEM which they share with their peers. 

As a duo, the girls have become regular winners of technology based awards, in January 2020, the won the Young STEM Award at the Fraser Coast Australia Day Awards. In 2019, the girls won the Mayor’s Telstra Innovation Awards and won a trip to Sydney. From that they were invited to apply to be SheEO Activators as part of a Queensland Government Initiative that sponsored 10 women to be Activators. Ava and Skyla reviewed businesses asking for funding from SheEO in 2020 and voted on which women-led venture should receive the money. These sessions were held online and continued through COVID19 lock down.

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