Welcome to the Senior School

St Mary’s School has a distinct advantage as it has a notable and proud history, an innate spirituality that guides us, a committed parent body, a happy and resilient spirit that creates excellence and, most importantly, determined, powerful young women.

Sm seipati shiakallis 2023 1471

In the Senior School, we firmly believe that education goes beyond textbooks and examinations. It is a transformative journey that spans five crucial years, during which the girls will excel academically and discover their unique capabilities and talents. Our commitment to fostering a nurturing environment allows girls to explore and embrace their full potential. As an independent school, our girls write the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) final examinations, a set of examinations whose standards have been benchmarked internationally, allowing our girls the freedom to pursue tertiary education both locally and globally.

A cornerstone of the Senior School is the house system, a structure that fosters camaraderie, healthy competition and a strong sense of belonging. Our pupils are divided into houses, creating smaller communities within the school where they build lifelong friendships and support systems. This system instils a sense of identity and pride and encourages teamwork and collaboration.

The house system serves as a platform for various inter-house competitions, promoting sport and cultural prowess, while also serving the community through various service initiatives. The inter-house competitions are more than just events; they are opportunities for the girls to showcase their skills, learn the value of teamwork and develop leadership qualities.

While academic excellence is a focal point, we understand the importance of nurturing students holistically. Our dedicated teachers are committed to providing an environment where girls can develop intellectually, emotionally and socially. The teaching staff comprises experienced educators who are experts in their respective subjects and passionate about girls' education. They are mentors who inspire, guide and empower our pupils to become confident and compassionate individuals. Our staff is dedicated to creating an inclusive and nurturing learning environment that fosters intellectual curiosity and personal development.

In the Senior School, the girls will embark on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth. Our comprehensive curriculum is designed to challenge them academically, encourage critical thinking and ignite a passion for lifelong learning. Beyond the classroom, they will have access to many co-curricular activities, ensuring a well-rounded education beyond the confines of textbooks.

It is both an honour and a privilege to lead a school that values academic excellence, character development and the holistic growth of our pupils, where these aspects converge to shape the future leaders of tomorrow - ensuring that every girl who passes through our gates emerges as a confident, compassionate and capable individual.

Seipati Shiakallis

Senior School headmistress