Teaching & Learning

Extra Curriculum

If you wish to extend your child’s learning, there are a number of extra- curricular options available at St. Mary’s.

Speech & Drama

Students take weekly classes before school or during lunch.  They are able and encouraged to take the ASCA (Australian Speech Communication Association) examinations from year 2-6. Classes are provided by Paul Taylor. His number is 0408 152 965 and email info@speechanddramaspecialists.com

Song Club

Weekly rehearsals are on offer for the choir. Children are able to then perform at school masses, parish functions and community events.  We encourage the children to also make a visit to Wesley Heights Aged Care in Manly where we entertain the residents with our performances and join them for mass.


French, Spanish, and Mandarin are available after school, and we are currently taking EOI Japanese classes in 2024.  For more details, visit www.lcfclubs.com.au.  Classes are held at school each week.

Music Program

St Mary’s students have an opportunity to learn and play music through group lessons or as part of an ensemble. Run by Evergreen Music, the program consists of weekly sessions which provide an insight into the foundations of learning and most importantly enjoying music.  For further information and enrolment details, please contact Evergreen Music at info@evergreenmusic.com.au https://www.evergreenmusic.com.au/

Music Club is also available on a weekly basis.

You can find out more about music at St Mary’s in 2023 here. 

Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy Programs

These extremely worthwhile services are provided through outside specialists who visit the school each week. Close contact between the therapists, class teachers and parents ensures that a collaborative approach is maintained.

Public Speaking

Students engage in public speaking in class, stage and whole school competitions.

Lunch Clubs

Enables students to enjoy time discovering new learning, completing assignments or participating in a range of fun activities.


Students learn a range of dance styles including jazz, funk, and hip-hop with the crew from Footworks Dance Company. Please contact footworksdanceco@gmail.com for more details.


Sydney Academy of Chess run each week on Mondays from 10:30am to 11:10am, starting in February 2024. For all enquiries, please contact Sydney Academy of Chess on (02) 9745 1170 or enrol@sydneyacademyofchess.com.au

Double Dutch Skipping

Single rope, long rope, double dutch, speed ball and hula hoop. Tuesdays from 3.15pm to 4pm in the SMM playground. To enrol go to www.trybooking.com/LNO (for year 1-6 students).


TinkerTank run an afterschool program for our students – www.tinkertank.rocks


Tennis lessons with Manly Lawn Tennis Club – more details to follow shortly for Term 1 2024.