Junior School

As a fully integrated Reception to Year 12 school, St Mary's College provides all students with a caring, nurturing community that develops happy, healthy and confident students. We are pleased to offer a supported learning environment, and as a Dominican school, we value the individual and a love of learning for all. Our goals are to provide personalized programs to maximize opportunities for success and respond to individual needs, assisting students in becoming independent learners.

We foster positive relationships between our school, parents, staff, and students. These positive partnerships are developed through open and transparent lines of communication, shared goals, respect and trust. Our Care Education program ensures that classroom teachers form close relationships to get the individual care and attention they deserve. Our enthusiastic, qualified, and talented teachers provide an inspiring and safe environment where our students can thrive as happy and cheerful children who feel like they belong.

We believe in a holistic approach that fosters success and builds confidence. We are inspired by the spirit of St Dominic, always ready to encourage and guide our students to become curious, active and informed global citizens.

Designed to meet the needs of our Reception to Year 6 students, we deliver a relevant, contemporary and engaging curriculum including all the Learning Areas and Cross Curriculum Priorities. Units of work underpinned by the General Capabilities aim to assist students in living and working in our future world.

Our students are 21st-century learners; they use the latest technology, with classroom sets of iPads, an extensive range of digital resources from Reception to Year 4 and the BYOD program from Years 5-12. From Reception to Year 6, all students learn a language (Italian), STEM, Visual Arts, Music, Dance and Drama. Having specialist teachers enables students to make a smooth and successful transition from primary to secondary education. We can support a wide range of learning approaches and interests.

The Core Learning Areas include: 
Religious Education, Numeracy, Literacy, Health and Physical Education, Science, Technologies, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Our Junior School team is committed to creating a safe and inclusive classroom environment with a strong sense of family and community. The Junior School Director oversees and manages the daily needs of the Care Group teachers, students, and parents.


CLICK HEREto view the complete R-12 Curriculum Handbook 2023

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.


St Mary's College Ltd
253 Franklin Street Adelaide,
SA 5000

PHONE+61 8 8216 5700