Principal's Welcome

Welcome to St Mary's College, a Reception to Year 12 school in the heart of the city, educating girls in the Catholic Dominican tradition since 1869.

Our Dominican spirit inspires us to be seekers of truth, to be daring and courageous, open-minded and to hold an unwavering commitment to inclusivity and welcome.

Our approach to learning is contemporary and innovative. We challenge and support our students to excel, offering a range of diverse pathways and opportunities for all learners. Learning happens within and beyond the classroom. We network and connect with all the opportunities our city location has to offer.

Our restorative culture is at the heart of all that we are and all that we do. St Mary's College is a place where relationships come first. When students are connected in a community of wrap-around support that is attentive to their wellbeing, their learning can thrive.

We develop leadership in diverse ways. We nurture the growth of strong women equipped to find their voice and their place in the world.

I hope our website offers you insight into the story of our College, its history and traditions, achievements and contribution to the education of young women in South Australia.

Ms Clare Nocka
St Mary's College

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