We are excited to announce that St Mary’s College is accepting enrolments for the first girls-only Kinder class in 2021. While changing to girls-only in the early years is new for St Mary’s, the College has been leading the way in girls’ education for decades, having girls-only classes from Year 3 to Year 12 on the one, central campus.

Kinder at St Mary’s College is a wonderful place for children. It provides countless opportunities to discover, think, plan and play. We provide a nurturing, trusting and caring environment.

“Children are encouraged to be independent and embrace the structure of each day. We really value the focus on kindness, and every individual is valued and celebrated. What a great start to our journey in formal education!”

– Brigid Shea, Kinder parent and St Mary’s College alumna



We warmly invite all prospective families interested in Kinder 2021 or 2022 to visit St Mary’s College on Tuesday 20 October at 11.20am (for a 11.30am start). Bookings are essential. 

Book online here

Tour our purpose-built facilities, meet the Kinder staff, and learn more about the Kinder program and how St Mary’s College builds confidence, independence and nurtures the joy of discovery and learning.

Light refreshments will be provided. If you have any questions please email us at or phone (03) 6108 2560. Bookings will close on Monday 19 October.

Conditions of entry can be viewed here


Personal tours welcome

Restrictions to visitors onsite have now eased and we welcome enquiries from families wishing to take a personal tour of the College. Click here to request a tour, or contact Enrolment Officer, Fiona Medwin on (03) 6108 2560 or email

Due to hygiene measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19, staff and visitors must follow strict social distancing measures. Please adhere to instructions from your tour guide. 


Places for Kinder 2021 are available. Apply now to avoid being waitlisted. Click here to download an enrolment form. Enrolment forms and supporting documents can be provided by email or post to Enrolment Officer, St Mary’s College, 164 Harrington Street, Hobart Tasmania 7000. Enrolment forms can be accepted in person by appointment only. Please contact Fiona Medwin on (03) 6108 2560 or email to arrange a time.

Would you like to learn more about St Mary’s College? Scroll down further to see the Kinder classrooms and facilities and take a video tour of the College here.

For more information about the enrolment process, please contact Enrolment Officer, Fiona Medwin on (03) 6108 2560 or email

Learning in Kinder

The Kinder program is designed to nurture and provide opportunities to build confidence, independence and the joy of discovery and learning, which will carry on well beyond the student’s year in Kinder.

We provide a play based educational program that builds on the College’s vision statement and is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). Our program is planned and implemented by taking into account the different interests, cultural backgrounds and developmental levels of all children. We focus on enhancing their strengths, recognising that children develop at their own pace to reach their individual potential. As a Catholic school we value the uniqueness of each child and aim to build and nourish their personal relationship with Jesus.













Kinder classrooms

The early-learning facility at St Mary’s College is purpose-built, designed with our youngest students’ experiences in mind. The modern space offers a stimulating and nurturing environment that is tailored to foster play and sensory-based learning. Kinder classrooms are large, airy and bright, overlooking the outdoor play space. 














Outdoor play space

Adjacent to the classrooms is a large outdoor play area featuring play equipment, a sandpit, water pump and stream, ‘bird nest’ sensory tub and sensory path, where children can explore and experiment with their natural surroundings.
















Kinder school hours

  • 8.45am-2.45pm 

During the first two weeks of Term 1 there will be a series of shorter school days to introduce your child to the Kinder classroom and students. 


Please find the 2020 Fee Schedule below.

2020 Fee Schedule

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