Adriana says that starting school in year 8 was nerve-wracking but exciting. The teachers were very welcoming and Adriana soon felt like a member of the community. At St Mary's, she learnt to be confident and voice her beliefs. Believing in herself allowed her to complete university and become a teacher. She said, "school prepared me for life well, however, you never really know what lies ahead."
Georgia recalls her highlights at St Mary's: The Oak Valley Pilgrimage; performing in the year 12 Drama production of 'Dinkum Assorted'; and whole-school Social Justice activities. Although shy in Year 8, she participated in school life and her self-confidence and commitment grew, so that by Year 12 she was Social Justice Captain. Six years later, Georgia and her school friends still treasure the "sisterhood" of St Mary's. Apart from these highs, and the anxiety of sitting her final Italian exam, Georgia's life and values have been shaped by the College motto, 'Veritas'.
Kiara McCabe attended St Mary's College from Year 8 to year 12. Kiara feels that St Mary's taught her to always look for the good in people and to always try your best to show kindness. She was happiest and challenged when forming relationships with teachers and involving herself in school activities.
Isabella Deluca, a teacher at St Aloysius College had a bright experience at St Mary's College and was passionate about Music. School life was not really different from any other student. Isabella has been interested in music all her life playing piano and was a participant in the Choir. Isabella now takes the Primary Choir at SAC.
"St Mary's taught me to reach for the stars," Kate Obst quotes most fondly. The former student spent five years of her life at the school; learning, growing and making wonderful memories. She thanks St Mary's for the life-long friendships made. The many lessons she learned during her secondary years greatly influenced Kate and shaped her into the woman she is today.