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Principal's Welcome

Principal's Welcome

Welcome to our website – a glimpse into life at St Margaret Mary’s College, the largest Catholic girls’ secondary school in Townsville.

Since 1963, St Margaret Mary's College has educated thousands of young girls, assisting them in becoming women of compassion and confidence.

Throughout my career I have witnessed the benefits of an all-girls education firsthand. Research indicates that, across the board, girls in all-girls schools have the highest levels of aspiration. I certainly believe this to be true of St Margaret Mary’s College students. Our girls expect to succeed. As educators, our skilled and professional staff provide a supportive learning environment and actively create opportunities for our girls to achieve.

As Principal, I am privileged with the special responsibility of inspiring, leading and celebrating your daughters through their high school years. As a College community we have many reasons to celebrate. St Margaret Mary’s College girls are known for their outstanding achievements in academics, sport, culture and in service. Our College is a vibrant community of scholars, athletes, performing and visual artists, musicians and problem solvers. 

Founded by the Good Samaritan Sisters, the ethos of the College community is imbued with the Benedictine spirituality. Our College values are firmly rooted in the Catholic faith and demonstrate a strong commitment to service and social justice.

What I am most proud of, beyond the trophies and accolades, is that our girls have a reputation as good people, with strong community and school spirit. They are caring and self-assured, conscientious, enthusiastic and positive. Our girls wear their uniforms with pride, and the community views them with esteem. Our girls and their families are our biggest advocates for this school, and us for them. This is why the bonds that join St Margaret Mary’s girls last a lifetime.

I warmly invite you to discover what St Margaret Mary’s College can offer your daughter. Please contact the school to arrange a tour.

Kathy Park