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Our College


As a College founded by women of service, students are witnesses to the Gospel value of love of neighbour as a critical part of their school experience. This service is developmentally appropriate and integrated into the curriculum in each Village.

Mission Statement

Santa Maria College is a Catholic Secondary College for girls, founded by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, in 1904. Our educational endeavours seek to nurture a search for truth, a spirit of inquiry and a deep love of learning. The life and teachings of Jesus energise our community and permeate all that we do. The parable of the Good Samaritan with its spirit of welcome, love, service and compassion gives a particular emphasis to the way we live out our Gospel challenge in this community. We celebrate our diversity by developing critical social awareness and a reverence for and responsibility towards all creation. In this educational environment we strive to nurture an atmosphere of trust and hope where our students are accepted, affirmed, encouraged and challenged to grow to their full potential.


Good Samaritan Education by its nature provides educational experiences that kindle a passion and honouring for:

  • Social Justice
  • A life of prayer
  • Integrity
  • Service
  • Educational Excellence
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Balance
  • Human Dignity
  • Respect