History

A brief history of Marymount College

In 1954, the Sisters of the Good Samaritan were invited by Archbishop Beovich to establish a College and Convent in Adelaide and to staff a parish school. There was a need for a secondary school in the fast developing area of Marion.
Early in 1955, Sister Dominica McEwen, who was teaching in Port Pirie, was asked by her superiors in Sydney to supervise and help design the buildings for the secondary school and convent. Marymount College opened as a secondary school for girls on February 7th, 1956.
During 1975 and 1976, education in the South West Region of Adelaide was reviewed and it was decided that Marymount would be part of a three tier system of education. When the transition period was completed by 1978, the College commenced a new phase in its history, as a year 6 – 9 Middle School for girls.
During 1997 and 1998, the Catholic Education Office together with the School Board, the Principal and staff, considered the proposal to relocate to an ex-education department school site at Hove.  We moved to Hove in 2000 where we enjoy excellent music and art facilities, 3.5 hectare of open space, including a joint usage oval, shared with the Holdfast Bay Council.  There is also a state-of-the-art Home Economics facilities, well equipped Science Laboratories and we are currently completing a new multi-purpose facility and canteen.

Principals of Marymount College

2016- current        Ms Maria Canala
2014- 2015           Ms Sara Scungio
2013                     Mr Greg Parker

2006-2012            Mrs Mary Camilleri
1996-2005            Ms Veronica McCaffrey
1982-1995            Mrs Ruth Dunne
1979-1981            Sr Mary Smith sgs
1976-1978            Sr Patricia Dillion sgs
1972-1975            Sr Mary Clothilde sgs
1970-1971            Sr Francis Borgia sgs
1968-1969            Sr Mary Paula sgs
1962-1967            Sr Mary Edmund sgs
1956-1961            Sr Mary Dominica McEwen sgs