Santa Maria College is a Catholic secondary college committed to the Good Samaritan tradition of education, which values pursuits that seek to nurture and develop the dignity of each person. “Our educational endeavours seek to nurture a search for truth, a spirit of inquiry and a deep love of learning.” (From Mission Statement)
Understanding the importance of exercising the mind, and immersion and participation in rich and authentic learning experiences are key to individual learning success. This approach is outward looking, thoughtful of the other and supportive of authentic partnerships with the community.
It is based upon respect for individual differences so that “the strong have something to strive for and the weak have nothing to run from.” (RB 64:9).
Santa Maria College is a community where learning occurs within a dynamic environment that is supportive of girls' education.
This model of contemporary learning promotes:
Our curriculum is attentive to the needs of the individual in the 21st century and encourages each student to work to the best of their ability. Authentic, relevant and dynamic learning opportunities are provided, formed around intercultural awareness, holistic learning and effective means of communication.