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).
The purpose of this policy is to articulate and define the interdependence of all policies in the areas of Learning and Teaching and the Good Samaritan Philosophy of Education that will support the realisation of our purpose as a school community. In 2013, the Curriculum Leadership Team developed a vision for students' learning.