“We should be shining lamps, giving light to all around us.” Catherine McAuley (Foundress of the Sisters of Mercy)

St Mary’s is a wonderful Catholic College that has its origins in the vision Catherine McAuley, the Foundress of the Sisters of Mercy in Ireland (1831). In 1900 the Sisters were invited to Seymour and since that time Catholic education has served Seymour and district for over 135 years.

With a dedicated staff, visionary College Board, committed P&F and supportive parish led by Fr Eugene Ashkar, St Mary’s continues to enrich the lives of all students. The College motto, ‘Protect and Care for Us’ reminds us that every member of our College community is valued.

St. Mary’s provides a F-10 Catholic educational pathway within the Archdiocese of Melbourne led by Archbishop Peter Comensoli and Acting Executive Director, Mr Jim Miles. As part of a highly professional education system we are dedicated to quality teaching, supporting the holistic learning success of all students while nurturing a personal relationship with Christ.

St Mary’s is a proud Catholic College, our staff and parents hold the spirit, culture and traditions as vital to the formation in educating for an ever-changing world. St Mary’s is a dynamic learning environment where the nature of our school is seen in the academic and extra curricula achievements of all students regardless of age or need. We set high expectations and pride ourselves in providing a learning environment where every student can feel happy and safe. Our students are well prepared for the rigour of ongoing study and we instill in our students the importance of being the future leaders in their local community and beyond.

A holistic education brings together faith, community, friends and learning. We strive to develop the skills and knowledge that will assist students to become motivated and thoughtful citizens, promoting achievement, wellbeing and engagement. ​Students are asked to ‘Act Justly, Show Respect’ and ‘Do Their Best’ so they can make a difference in the lives of others. Our community fosters the mindset that all things are possible when individuals truly believe in their God-given gifts and abilities and who never give up on their career path dreams.

The College offers a welcoming, inclusive environment which allows students to effectively learn because they feel safe and nurtured. The College places a high priority on the importance of setting high expectations and developing literacy and numeracy skills. Academic success, student wellbeing and faith formation go hand in hand to help students to grow into responsible, respectful and capable young adults who understand the importance of giving back to their family, school and wider community.

St. Mary’s College has a committed staff who go above and beyond for the students. We value the role that parents, carers and grandparents play in the education of their children. When you enrol your child at St Mary’s College you become part of this community.

Best wishes

Wayne Smith


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Vision Statement

A welcoming Catholic community that respects our heritage and looks to a sustainable future.

We inspire learning excellence, resilience and service to others.


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