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Northcote 3070
Tel 9489 7644
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Santa Maria College is an independent Catholic Secondary School for girls. It was established by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan of the Order of Saint Benedict in Northcote in 1904 with an approximate enrolment of 920 students from Years 7 - 12.

The values underpinning the Sisters of the Good Samaritan Order, give direction to our College community.

We nurture well-informed, articulate and independent young women who are energised by the Word of God and respond to the challenge of the real world with spirit and compassion.

Dare to do as much as you are able (PLAY)


Last week at the Opening College Mass we launched our theme for the 2015 academic year: Hope: For the Head, Heart and Soul. It is a very dynamic theme as it draws each of us into a promise of engagement, vitality and growth. Hope becomes the light in the darkness, the breath into life, the embrace of possibilities.

As a Christian community, our hope rests in the person of Jesus who is Lord, risen from the dead and the anchor for life’s meaning. Hope conveys the confident trust in God’s redemption won through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ (Rom 5:5;2 Cor 3:12). Hope speaks of an inseparable union between humanity (us) and the love of God in Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 8:39) and St Paul’s letter to Corinth (2 Cor 12:10) identifies Hope as part of the difficult journey…the tinkering of something more.

As a community at Santa Maria College we will nurture the seed of hope alive in each one of us in a deliberate and meaningful way throughout this year.

The theme of HOPE is vital for our students as we live in a world that can be at times so confronting with shocking acts of terrorism, great vulnerability with the significant abuse of drugs such as ice and confusion caused by the mixed and false messages projected through the media for our young people (and for us too!).

It is essential for our students, your daughters, that we become the collective voice of hope for them to hear. Not quietly but loudly and strongly; to be echoed and celebrated throughout our classrooms, corridors and in your homes. For when Hope becomes the core of our being and the driver for our head, heart and soul we become balanced, renewed and re- energised to become our very best selves. And for our students and your daughters they need us to be the holders of this message we call Hope.


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Fuelled by this message are the 2014 Year 12 results. We are delighted to see strong results again with the statistics showing solid performances and some wonderful individual success stories. The results are as follows: 18 students received 90 + (15.5%), 23 students received 80+ (19.8%), 19 students received 70+ (16.3%). Therefore over 50% of our students received 70+ or above which is a very satisfying result. What was greatly celebrated however was the news that our median study score was 32 compared to the State average at 30. This indicates success for the whole cohort and a significant growth for Santa Maria College.

Catherine Zhang is our Dux with an ATAR of 98.45. Catherine has received her first preference, being accepted into the University of Melbourne completing a degree in Bio Medicine. Congratulations to all!





5 Term 4 commences for all students
8 SCSA Tennis
8 Rosaria Celebration Feast Day
9-10 Student Leadership Formation Camp for Captains invested
13-16 Bronze Duke of Ed Camp
15 SCSA Softball
15 VCE Drama Performance, 7:00pm
16 Year 12 classes conclude at 3:20pm
19 Year 12 Study Day
20-23 Bronze Duke of Ed Camp
20 Year 12 Farewell Breakfast, 8:00am, Polding & Graduation Mass, 7:00pm, Polding
22 Open Day, 2:30pm - 6:30pm
22-27 Art & Technology Exhibition (Opening)
28 VCE Examinations commence
30 Immunisations Years 7 & 8
2 Staff Preparation Day - Student Free Day
3 Melbourne Cup Day - Student Free Day
9 Year 10 & 11 Orientation Day
10 Years 10 & 11 Examinations commence
10 Year 7 Concert, 7pm, Benedictine Theatre
19 Year 12 Valedictory Dinner
19 Year 10 & 11 Examinations conclude
19 School Tour, 10:45am
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20 VCE Examinations conclude
20 Report Writing Day - Student Free Day
23-27 Year 11 & 12 2016 Transition Week
24 Christmas Carols Evening, 7pm, Benedictine Theatre
26 Year 11 Formal
27 Year 10 & 11 Final Day - Students finish at 1:30pm
28-29 Gold Duke of Ed Camp
30 Year 7 Wellbeing Day
1-2 Gold Duke of Ed Camp
3 Bronze Duke of Ed Ceremony
3 Presentation Evening, 7pm, Polding
4 Term 4 Concludes
Years 7 - 9 Final Day
7-11 Australian Volleyball Championships
18 College Closes
Term dates 2015




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