Life at SMC

​At St Mary's College, we are committed to ensuring every student can thrive. We understand that no two students' needs and interests are the same and offer diverse and dynamic learning pathways to suit individuals. We are proud of our strong academic record and work proactively to strengthen each student's academic performance.

Expectations are high at St Mary's College; learning growth is our goal. This is tracked for each student through a comprehensive process of goal setting, review and support. We promote persistence, teaching students to cultivate a healthy relationship with achievement.

Our progressive curriculum encompasses a range of VET courses, equipping students with practical, work-related skills and the confidence to pursue further study or enter the workforce after high school. We are the only all girls school in Queensland, and the only school in the Ipswich area that is part of the Aerospace Gateway to Industry Schools program, offering students direct pathways to careers in aviation. Technology is integral to our students learning though the value of writing with a pen and paper, and applying critical thinking are still practised regularly.

Staff at St Mary's College are dedicated, experienced are highly qualified. Our teachers continually up-skill with professional development and further study, ensuring they are prepared to deliver a contemporary, relevant curriculum. Continued investment in Professional Development models the value of lifelong learning to our students.


Technology for Learning

All students at St Mary's College Ipswich are provided with a laptop for the duration of their time at the College, ensuring equitable access to the tools for learning. Students are issued with a laptop in Year 7, which is replaced with a new laptop in Year 10 and kept until the completion of Year 12.​