2024 College Theme

We Are Grateful

Our theme for this year is We Are Grateful.

Gratitude was named as a practice that leads to a better quality life. It also stood out as a response to being in a world that is sometimes complex and challenging. 

As we mark 155 years of St Mary’s College in 2024, it is a good time to pay attention and be grateful for all that this community is.

Meister Eckhart (1260 - 1327) was a German Dominican philosopher, prophet, preacher and theologian. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest mystics of the Catholic tradition. Mystics were said to have a special relationship of direct communication with God.

Eckhart wrote of gratitude, “If the only prayer you ever say in your life is thank you, that will be enough.”

Our College theme for 2024 invites all of us into a daily practice of gratitude. Perhaps you can share what this looks like in your family.

Clare Nocka, Principal

We acknowledge that we live, learn and work on the traditional land of the Kaurna people.

We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land.

We acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today.


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