Welcome to St Mary’s College Gunnedah

St Mary’s College Gunnedah, is a Catholic co-educational secondary school serving the Gunnedah region in North-West NSW. With a population of over 400 students, St Mary’s provides a holistic Catholic education in an inclusive, caring, calm and welcoming environment following the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy who founded the College in 1879.

As a Catholic college, St Mary’s has a universal and unconditional positive regard for children and young people. St Mary’s Staff accept and promote a collective responsibility for improving the conditions of faith development, teaching, learning, wellbeing, and life opportunities for all students. 

Students at St Mary’s feel connected to their school, are aware of the collective focus on their learning and wellbeing, and feel valued, hopeful and safe. Our classrooms provide a consistent focus on student centred pedagogy and collaborative strategies, increasing opportunity for connection, participation and recognition. This is established with the shared understanding of Catholic pastoral care, centred on a universal ethos of care and the dignity of the human person.

Mission Statement 
The members of the community of St Mary’s College will strive to provide a caring and stimulating environment for a holistic education of high quality for all of the College’s students, in the Catholic and Mercy traditions.