St Mary's motto is: 'Teach Us Wisdom, Teach Us Love'. In everything we do in the school, the achievement of this motto is paramount. The school seeks to bring lived Catholic values and teachings to its school community. Following the charism of the Sisters of Mercy, social justice activities are very evident throughout the school and parish. The model for faith formation is where students learn about faith by doing and reflecting on the doing. Care for all in the school community through a strong pastoral care presence is central to the environment within St Mary's school. 

Our founding by the Sisters of Mercy is reflected in the Mercy Cross in the top half of our emblem. Their pillars of faith are shown in the seven bars in the lower half. Alternating in our school colours of blue and white, each bar represents one of the acts of mercy:  

  • To feed the hungry
  • To give water to the thirsty
  • To clothe the naked
  • To shelter the homeless
  • To visit the sick 
  • To visit the imprisoned
  • To bury the dead