Marymount House System



Named after an English woman, Mary Anne Adamson (1824-1895), one of the “first five sisters” of the Good Samaritan Congregation and the first Superior General.  A competent administrator and a woman with vision, she established a convent and school at Port Pirie in 1890 – the first foundation outside New South Wales.



Named after a country woman from the Blue Mountains, New South Wales. Clara McLaughlin (1856-1932) was the first Australian-born Superior General of the Good Samaritan Congregation. A dedicated teacher and lover of learning, she established thirty schools and communities in four States of Australia. Her strong faith in God, her love of nature and her generous hospitable personality endeared her to everyone.



Named after John Bede Polding (1794-1877), an English Benedictine Priest and first Bishop of Australia. Arriving in Sydney in 1835 he saw the need to establish a Congregation of Sisters to assist him in meeting the great social demands of the times and thus, he founded the Sisters of the Good Samaritan in 1857. A compassionate man of great faith, he spent his life amongst the people and travelled to many parts of Australia.



Named after Sr. Dominica McEwen (1902-1992), the South Australian Good Samaritan Sister, who designed and built Marymount College in 1956. As foundation Principal, she was an able administrator and teacher, whose extensive talents and financial stewardship established the College.  Her faith, enthusiasm, scholarship and inspirational leadership have left a great legacy for the Catholic education of girls in South Australia.