Centenary Book – A Place to Grow

100 years in the making


Celebrate 100 years with us

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Throughout 2021, St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School is celebrating its centenary and we are delighted to invite you to join us for all the fun and festivities.

Attend a ‘Discover 100’ event, explore moments from our rich history of education and community, and share memories of your own St Mary’s journey as we reflect on 100 years of inspiring girls to discover their best.

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Centenary Book Launch

For the Whole Community

Join us for the launch of St Mary’s centenary book, A Place to Grow, the first event of St Mary’s ‘Discover 100’ series. Renowned historian and author, Richard Offen, will share an entertaining insight into the history of the School.

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Old girls day, several young women dress in formal attire.

Old Girls’ Day and Old Girls’ Dinner

For St Mary's Old Girls

Old Girls are invited to join us for a special celebration at Old Girls’ Day and Centenary Dinner, including the presentation of the Women of Distinction Awards.

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Craig China in a dive suit, black and white.

Bishop Riley Memorial Lecture

For the Whole Community

Join us for the Bishop Riley Memorial Lecture with guest speaker, Dr Craig Challen SC OAM, Australian of the Year, 2019. Craig will deliver an inspiring address drawing on his experiences as a diver and cave explorer, and his pivotal and selfless role in the 2018 Thai Cave Rescue.

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Staff – Past and Present – Centenary Celebration

For Staff, Past and Present

In recognition of our momentous milestone of 100 years of educating young women, all former and current staff are invited to celebrate your extraordinary contribution to our school.

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Centenary Week

Current St Mary's Students and Staff

This very special week, commemorating one hundred years of excellence in girls’ education, will include a Founder’s Day Centenary Eucharist at St George’s Cathedral and festivities for students and staff.

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A Place to Grow

One hundred years in the making

The centenary history book tells the story of St Mary’s – from humble beginnings in a Parish Hall in West Perth to one of Australia’s leading schools for girls.

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St Mary’s Centenary Shop


We are delighted to share with the St Mary's community a selection of keepsakes available to purchase to commemorate our centenary.

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Saint Mary's 100 Years Teddy Bears


Add your stories, photographs and school memorabilia to the St Mary’s Maroon Memories.

You can share your stories and photos by completing the form below. If you have an item of school memorabilia (eg uniform, badge, reports) to donate to the St Mary’s Archives, please contact the School Archivist at archives@stmarys.wa.edu.au or on (08) 9341 9113 to arrange this.

Your memories will be kept and treasured in the School’s Archives and, from time to time, we may include them in the School’s online and printed publications. Please let us know if you are happy for us to do so.

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