Santa Maria College
Tel: 08 6330 0200
Fax: 08 9317 2838
Religious Affiliation: Catholic
Heritage and Values
Nestled in picturesque gardens overlooking the Swan River in Perth western Australia santa Maria College prides itself on educating young women to be the leaders of tomorrow within the context of a rich and illustrious past. Its vibrant modern facilities are underpinned by a strong Catholic heritage and inspired by the vision of the Sisters of Mercy.
The academic curriculum has been developed to inspire young women to pursue their dreams to enhance their learning experience and to empower them to reach their full potential. The emphasis in the Years 5 and 6 teaching and learning program is both stimulating and challenging with emphasis on establishing strong foundations in literacy and numeracy. All students in Years 7 to 9 study Religious Education english mathematics science society and Environment and Health and Physical Education. This is complemented by a wide choice of electives including Drama outdoor Education visual Arts and many more. Senior students in Years 10 to 12 prepare for learning pathways beyond school. Students can choose to pursue a university entrance pathway or an Access Learning pathway. Building on the strong multi-disciplinary foundation provided in Middle School our students' continuously excel in tertiary entrance across the humanities arts languages mathematics and sciences. An emphasis on advanced technology is facilitated by state-of-the-art resources including the 1: 1 Laptop Program and access to high end software.
At Santa Maria College the Pastoral Care program expands beyond traditional boundaries nurturing a caring educational community where each student is known and valued as an individual and feels included within the College. Our Pastoral Care program is delivered across all year groups and covers issues that relate to student's development phase as young women. The program teaches students resiliency and time management skills stress management decision making strategies techniques for successful relationships and leadership training. Most importantly the Pastoral Care program ensures a comfortable transition from one Learning Community to the next.
Integral to the everyday life at Santa Maria is the Catholic Faith. Students attend Religious Education classes daily prayer and liturgical celebrations marking religious occasions and important College milestones. Students' personal faith is developed and strengthened through retreats and reflection days. Consistent effort is made to infuse the College with a Christian spirit of service that reinforces the Mercy values of Justice and Compassion. This legacy encourages students to spend time helping others in need through active participation in voluntary organisations such as Young Christian Students red Cross and the College's Young Mercies community service program.
Sports recreation arts and Culture
Physical Education is a key component of the Santa Maria experience and offers students the opportunity to develop new skills and improve their fitness within a safe and well-supervised environment. The campus boasts outstanding facilities including a swimming pool tennis and netball courts and a gymnasium complete with rock-climbing wall. Girls are encouraged to try the many different sports available. A vibrant cultural scene is reflected in an inspiring collection of original artwork installations and a bustling activity program offering a range of activities from choral singing to orchestral music rock bands and fashion parades.
Boarding at Santa Maria College is a rich and memorable experience. The College's four boarding houses provide a warm and supportive home environment for more than 150 students. Boarders have been an integral part of the Santa Maria Community since the College was founded. The residential accommodation is set amongst the scenic grounds on the campus and includes quiet study areas individual bedrooms and modern cafeteria-style dining facilities. Girls in each boarding house are supervised by experienced Housemothers and supported by College Counsellors. In addition students have access to College nurses avisiting doctor and a fully equipped Medical Centre. At the heart of the boarding complex is a communal recreation centre featuring panoramic views over the Swan River. This is an inviting space for students to gather play games or watch movies when they are not involved in an exciting program of supervised sporting cultural and social activities or enjoying the campus swimming pool library and computing resources.
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