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Marian College

196 Glengala Road

Sunshine West VIC3020

Tel: 03 9363 1711

Fax: 03 9363 2386

Email: principal@mariansw.

Website: www.mariansw. aspx

Key Details

Type: Catholic

Level: Secondary

Gender: Girls

Religious Affiliation: Catholic

Welcome to Marian College

Marian College seeks to provide young women with the opportunity to be educated within a school environment that allows and encourages each person to develop fully as an individual and as a community member. We educate 750 girls in a safe and secure environment; each girl knowing that she will be cared for and supported through our strong pastoral care structures. We offer educational programs that are relevant innovative and challenging. Curriculum is constantly renewed so that courses of study can continue to reflect the needs of our students awide range of options is available for students in the senior years including VCE vET and VCAL programs. We believe that learning and development should occur within a framework that values and engenders the principles of inclusiveness justice love and forgiveness. We recognise value and encourage the diversity of many cultures and religions within the school as both a reflection of the wider community and as a means of understanding the wider world. Transition to secondary school is a period of adjustment for the individual student and for the entire family. At Marian we have a team of teachers working to ensure that each family experiences a deep sense of belonging as quickly as possible. Entering secondary school is an exciting stage of life. Marian College - Pursuing excellence and innovation in a supportive environment to create positive futures for all students. Enjoy our web site!Rita Grima and Raymond PisaniCo-Principals

Learning Approaches

The students of Marian College are invited to participate in an exciting learning journey throughout their secondary years. Underpinning our work is the core value of engendering a love of learning Hope and a sense of purpose in our students. Innovative programs and pedagogies equip Marian students with skills values and attitudes that prepare them for life-long learning. We recognise that student learning and their pastoral care are inextricably connected and therefore learning and teaching take place in an environment that is supportive and challenging. We encourage students to take risks in their learning and forge their individual identity and pathway. The curriculum at Marian College provides students in Years 7 to 10 with a broad range of core subjects and electives that provide a springboard from which they can shape their senior years program. In Years 11 and 12 students select from the Victorian Certificate of Education or the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning. In both programs a diverse number of VCE subjects and Vocational Education and Training modules and certificates are available.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Marian College aims to provide students with far more than a standard academic curriculum. At lunchtime after school and on weekends students and staff are involved in a range of co-curricular activities. Students can partake in a number of sporting activities including inter-school sports such as Athletics badminton netball soccer indoor Cricket tennis and Basketball. In our Performing Arts faculty an active interest and appreciation of the Arts is achieved through involvement in Instrumental Music Tuition the Biennial School Production choir band and Student Concerts/performances. Students have the opportunity to join various clubs and to participate in competitions and challenges held across the year. Some of these include: Justice & DemocracySt Vincent de PaulIndigenous ExperienceScience ClubPerforming ArtsMarian Leos Club


Marian has a variety of facilities that enable our students to benefit from their learning experiences. Resource CentreResource Centre with books periodicals reference and audio visual resources for student research. Computer facilities for online researching are incorporated into the Resource Centre's class areas. Catherine Kelly Language CentreWith the Building Education Revolution funding the College has established a brand new language learning facility connected to the College Resource Centre. Opened in 2010 the Catherine Kelly Language Centre houses three large classroom spaces akitchen facility and smaller breakout spaces to facilitate the learning of literacy and language. Equipped with smartboard projector and wireless technology the language centre supports teacher best practice in the use of contemporary learning tools. Science LaboratoriesThree fully equipped Science laboratories (Years 7 to 10) as well as VCE Physics chemistry and Biology. Information Technology FacilitiesThree computer laboratories "computer pods" strategically placed between classrooms and a lap top lab provide ease of access to technology to facilitate the learning and teaching process. The College has also benefited from the "Digital Revolution' initiative and will have computers at a ratio of 1 computer per two students in Years 9 to 12. Performing Arts CentrePerforming Arts Centre with large spaces for Music and Drama classes rehearsal spaces and smaller rooms for individual and small group instrumental tuition. Visual Arts and Technology RoomsSpecialist Visual Arts and Technology rooms for Art ceramics painting wood Work printmaking textiles visual Communication media (including studio digital editing facilities) photography (including dark room) and Food Technology. Sports Education FacilitiesMulti-purpose Gymnasium (shared facility with St Paul's Primary School) and two outdoor basketball courts for Physical Education. Auditorium330 seat Auditorium with professional lighting sound and video 1 data projection facilities for school gatherings presentations and performances. Ngali CentreThis two-level Senior Years centre provides learning and independent classroom spaces. Students are able to work alongside teachers and Year Level Leaders located in the centre. A kitchen is also available for Year 12 students. Sr Agnes Lyng BuildingOpened in 2008 this Year 7 & 8 facility consists of 10 modern classroom spaces two "Computer Pods" and offices for Year Level Leaders and staff. CanteenA canteen which provides low-cost nutritious lunches and snacks.

Student Management

The wellbeing of all students is the essential focus of all learning and teaching at Marian College. The quality of our pastoral care provides for the optimum environment for learning and the responsibility for its implementation is shared by all staff. Dimensions of Pastoral Care include the quality of relationships the formation of self-discipline and responsibility pastoral programs comprehensive and inclusive approaches to teaching and learning supportive school/family relationships effective networks of care and a coordinated and supportive organisational structure. Marian College is committed to encouraging each student to develop to her fullest potential physically intellectually socially emotionally and spiritually. This involves encouraging students to develop self-respect self discipline responsibility respect for the community and the communication skills necessary to maintain healthy relationships. This ideal is achieved through our: Restorative Justice ProgramHomeroom structureLiturgies and AssembliesStudent Leadership structureTransition proceduresPersonal Development ProgrammesSocial Justice involvementHouse programmeLearning and Teaching ProgramCo-curricular activitiesCamp programmeOur College is steeped in a tradition of giving witness to the Brigidine Core Values. Student wellbeing naturally emanates from these values and also from our Vision and Mission Statements. Moreover as a Catholic community we have as our focus the gospel message and we commit to giving each student an experience of real Christian values and the opportunity to grow in faith.

Bus Services 2013 and 2014

In 2013 marian College is operating three school coordinated bus services. Three Government funded services for the exclusive use of Marian College students also operate. The three College services have pick up/drop off points in the following areas (refer to tabs for more information about stops and times for the morning and afternoon runs): - Bus 1: Werribee-Hoppers Crossing-Deer Park- Bus 2: Truganina-Hoppers Crossing-Laverton-Point Cook-Altona Meadows- Bus 3: Caroline Springs-Burnside-ArdeerThe College charges a flat fee of $165 per student per term (GST inclusive) for its services. The bus fees are payable in advance at the start of each term. The three Government provided services are (refer to the tabs for stops and times): - Neales Road- Ballarat Road (this service operates of an afternoon only)- Fairbairn Road*On these services students are expected to travel with valid public transport ticketsGiven the location of the College families are not eligible to claim assistance in the payment of the transport charge from the Government's Conveyance Allowance Program. Bus Service 2014: The College has committed to operating four services in 2014. These services will cover the existing areas and expand services into the following areas: Hillside/Sydenham/Derrimut/Bacchus Marsh/Melton/Rockbank. To view the current information regarding the bus services click on link below: - Bus 1: Werribee-Hoppers Crossing-Truganina (currently under construction)- Bus 2: Point Cook-Laverton-Altona Meadows-Derrimut- Bus 3: Hillside-Sydenham-Caroline Springs-Ballarat Road- Bus 4: Bacchus Marsh-Melton-Rockbank-Caroline Springs-Burnside-Deer ParkDetails of the stops timetables and the cost of the services will be published over the coming months.

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