Santa Maria College consistently performs well and considering we are not an academic selective school our results are outstanding. On average we are ranked in the top 10 in terms of median ATAR.
Our academic curriculum is consistent with the Western Australian curriculum, and offers a diverse range of subject choices. We have and continue to invest time and resources into research and development in the areas of how girls learn and the best way to deliver the curriculum.
Santa Maria College aims to not only prepare our girls for the world of work but also for life. We want our girls to see how their learning is relevant to their lives today, to their future lives and to a changing world of work. We want to ensure they have the attributes to be young women who can make a difference in society.
Santa Maria College Vision
BEYOND THE CORE SUBJECTS
WHY A GIRL’S SCHOOL?
GIFTED AND TALENTED
- lateral thinking and
- problem-solving activities.
Our staff, through extensive research into the way early adolescent girls learn and perceive their world, developed our Enhanced Learning Program. Four projects have been developed for girls in Years 5 – 9, that are student-centred and challenge and explore new ideas and skills. Girls, through these programs, Fearless5, Spark6, Seek7, Explore8 and Strive9 are able to develop and hone their skills in.
- and life skills (including communications).
Sometimes the move from primary school to secondary school can be challenging and students find it difficult to keep up with the increased workload. Support for literacy and numeracy is provided by Learning Enrichment teachers and is undertaken both within the classroom and in small groups.
Our goal is to provide early intervention to students, with gaps in their learning or learning difficulties, to enable them to thrive in their studies.
Santa Maria’s Enrichment Centre provides support to students from Years 5 – 12. Literacy and numeracy support teachers, who have specialised qualifications, assist students both within the classroom and in small groups.
EDUCATION IS THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON WHICH YOU CAN USE TO CHANGE THE WORLD
– NELSON MANDELA