Principal's Welcome Our College

St Rita’s College is a school where minds are opened, dreams are imagined and the Presentation traditions of compassion, hospitality and simplicity establish foundations for the future. It is a place where character is formed, conscience is followed and girls with attentive hearts become women of action.

Welcome to St Rita’s College, an independent Catholic school for girls and young women from Years 5-12, established by the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1926. St Rita’s College is a Ministry of Mercy Partners.

As College Principal, I am deeply connected to our Presentation tradition, ensuring the foundational pillars of compassion, hospitality and simplicity remain at the forefront of a Presentation education. By embracing the life of St Rita as a source of inspiration, our students are empowered by the pillars of courage, justice and hope, as they develop a profound sense of purpose that motivates them to lead a life dedicated to service - service to the College, to each other and to the wider community.

Our students are supported to develop a passion for learning, are empowered to understand the complexities of the world, and become faith-filled, courageous, creative, respectful and ethical women of action, prepared to make their mark on our school community and the world.

Our passionate, supportive and creative teachers deliver a curriculum that is engaging, challenging and contemporary and that fosters the development of the whole person. This is further supported by our extraordinary support staff, working to ensure our students have the resources, guidance and encouragement needed for a comprehensive and enriching educational experience.

I value fostering connections with our parents and alumnae, recognising each group as significant contributors to the St Rita's College community. We actively engage these key contributors through collaborative initiatives, ensuring a supportive network that enriches the educational journey for all and further develops connections to our College community.

Virtute non Verbis, Action not Words, is our college motto and is lived out by all members of the College community through our social justice programs, a cornerstone of a Presentation education. These undertakings provide opportunities for students and staff to work together, providing outreach in our local and international community, as they experience first-hand the difference between charity and justice.

Through our comprehensive cocurricular program, our students are able to explore and develop their interests and talents in sport, culture and academic pursuits. I firmly believe that the well-being of our students is pivotal to their academic achievements, and this is enhanced through participation in our cocurricular opportunities, enabling students to cultivate a well-rounded education, bolstering confidence and resilience.

I am confident you will enjoy exploring our website, reading about our Presentation tradition, college life and extensive curricular and cocurricular programs. I warmly invite you to visit our College to see our exceptional facilities and learning spaces and take part in a personalised tour.  

Mrs Maree Trims, Principal
BEd, Grad Cert (Religious Education), MEd (Leadership), Cert II Systemic Theology, GAICD

At St Rita’s, your daughter will experience a modern school with a rich tradition in academic and sporting excellence, cultural diversity and an unfailing commitment to social justice. The College is a place where change is embraced, expectations are high, and lessons learnt last long beyond the classroom. In teaching our students the courage to stand alone and the power of standing together, we challenge them to be women of action and not just words – Virtute non Verbis.