St Mary's College Opening Assembly

The annual college opening assembly that brings our campuses together...

St Mary's College


The 2023 St Mary's College Opening Assembly held on the 9th Feb at our Ringwood campus was a wonderful event. Each year we celebrate the new school year and recognise the achievements of last years students.

It is also a day where students from each campus can build connections with like-minded students in our St Mary's community and get involved in some fun activities along the way... or simply relax and soak in the social atmosphere.

St Mary's College Dux of 2022

The college Dux is the highest award in any school and is presented to the student that achieves the highest ATAR in that academic year. Congratulations to St Mary’s College 2022 Dux, Sarah Jin, who achieved a remarkable ATAR of 97.8.

To read Sarah's Dux presentation please click the link below.

Sarah's Speech

Paul Buick Award

In recognition of long-serving board member and parent, Mr Paul Buick, this award is presented to one primary and one secondary student for significantly contributing to our St Mary's Community and partner colleges. This includes participating in the wider life of the College community, their commitment to learning, and motivating their peers to acquire excellence in an area of learning, sport, creativity or social connection.

Congratulations to Myisha Lim (Primary) and Himath Ubeyanarayanage-Perera (Secondary).

Dominican Award

The Dominican Award is offered to one student each year who has demonstrated the values of the dominican pillars. They are:

Prayer: reflecting the Gospel Values

Study: seeking new knowledge or truth

Community Life: involvement in school activities

Service: Getting involved in helping others

Congratulations to Ben Clewer on his commitment to these values that underpin our college.

Principal Awards

Each year, a student from each campus is recognised for the positive actions or involvement that they have undertaken over the year. It could involve things such as showing courage, strength or persistence.

For 2022, the winners of the Principal’s Award for each campus were...

Zach Beattie (Wantirna South)

Luis Fragale (South Morang)

Ashley Perkins (Dandenong)

Gretchen Carter (Ringwood)

Jagan Fitzpatrick (Sunbury)

Marlan Bandara (Tarneit)

PBL Awards

To encourage positive behaviours for learning, awards are presented to students that have made a tremendous effort in showing self-advocacy, a growth mindset, and connection with peers.

Presented by Ms Sue Reed from the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Lions Club, the award recipients were:

Primary School: Mahika Yadav

Secondary School: Eadie White

Student Leaders for 2023

Congratulations to each of the students for being selected as the St Mary's College Student Leaders for 2023.

Each student will be representing their campus throughout the year in various ways, including at SMC assemblies and special events. They will also be supporting SMC students through agency and advocacy.

2023 Student Leaders:

Myisha Lim (Wantirna South)

Angad Singh (South Morang Primary)

Kai Phipps-Papadopoulos (South Morang Secondary)

Isabella Slavik (Sunbury)

Daniel Tabios (Dandenong)

Lianna Selle (Tarneit)

Rosalee Corrone (Ringwood)

These students have already shown to be great role models in many ways and we're sure they will make a great impact for our St Mary's community in 2023!

2023 College Opening Assembly