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Indigenous Education

Indigenous Education

We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we stand, the Wulgurukaba and Bindal people. We pay our respects to the elders both past, present and future, for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of our First Nation peoples.

Our Mission Statement: St Margaret Mary’s College is a Catholic learning community where young women are educated, inspired and inspirited. True to the story of the Good Samaritan, we are people of hope, who live compassionately and justly.

This is true to our Indigenous Education Team here at St Margaret Mary’s College ‘we are a people of hope, who work with passion and impartially.’ In developing the potential that is within the students, St Margaret Mary’s College strives to create an environment that connects students with their culture and hope.

At St Margaret Mary’s College we are proud of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates, young women who are ‘educated, inspired and inspirited’ to do and be the best that they can be. There are opportunities for our Indigenous students to be creative with their talents and be inspired to do well in their area of interest.

Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, both graduates and current, have an important role to play and are strongly encouraged to develop their gifts in their area of learning and to actively participate in their community. This is supported by the Indigenous Team and Staff at St Margaret Mary’s College.

St Margaret Mary’s College offers:

  • Indigenous Perspectives embedded into Curriculum
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Yarn Up Newsletter
  • Scholarships
  • Cultural Camp
  • Jump It Program
  • Indigenous Education Room
  • Individual Learning Plans
  • Personal Attention

SMMC First Nations Shirt Order Form


We are excited to announce that we are opening a second round of orders for the SMMC First Nations shirt.

Students in Year 9 Design and Technology were asked to design a shirt that represented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.  Students were asked to particularly focus on the local Wulgurukaba peoples as they are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which our school sits today.  It was also important for the design to acknowledge the neighbouring Bindal peoples, and to honour the contribution and continued connection they have to this land.  The designs were shortlisted and after much consideration, Mikayla Macdonald’s design was chosen for the shirt.  Congratulations Mikayla

You are invited to show your support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education within our College, by proudly wearing our new First Nations polo shirt.  The shirt is for all students, staff and families within the St Margaret Mary’s College community.  Shirts are priced at $40.00 each.  Please see the sizing chart below to assist you with your order.  Payment will need to be made when ordering.  

Orders and payments are due by Friday, 3 March.  Shirts will be ready for collection at the beginning of Term 2.

To place your order, click here.

Return completed forms and payment to the College Office by Friday, 3 March or email William Morganson with your order