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Rich Learning In And Out Of The Classroom – Jennifer Oaten

We all expected Term 1 to be short and action-packed, given it was initially a 9-week Term. Then we had lockdown due to COVID, followed by a week of wearing masks, so many of the planned opportunities took place in the remaining seven weeks. No wonder staff and student are ready for a break!

What Do We Learn Through Coding?

At Santa Maria College, our Years 7 and 8 students are fortunate to be able to choose one of two Digital Technologies subjects – Creative Media or Robotics & Coding. We believe both subjects offer rich experiences to create amazing things with technology.

Be Street Smart

The Year 10 REACH class had the opportunity to attend RAC Arena for the RACbstreetsmart event this week with over 7000 other students.

Madonna King Talks About Our 10-Year-Olds

Madonna King has spent the last 18 months digging deep into the lives of 10-year-old girls for her book Ten-ager. She shared some of the information she learnt with the Santa Maria community via a webinar for parents.

Building Positive Mental Health – Jennifer Oaten

Our world has become a more challenging place for our young people in recent years, which has led to an increase in the awareness of the need to build positive mental health at school but in partnership with parents. While some parents will be very familiar with our strategy, we encourage our new families to familiarise themselves.

Holy Week

Holy Week commences on Palm Sunday. Lent is at its end and we are about to enter the most sacred time of the year.

Brain Stem Workshop

Brain Stem students had the chance to participate in a workshop presented by Neuroscientist, Associate Professor Jennifer Rodger.

Rock Ya Socks Off 2021

Over 250 students, parents and friends poured into the McDonald Arena last Friday night, to witness a two-hour rock concert.

Celebrating Ursula Frayne – Jennifer Oaten

Mother Ursula Frayne led the group of Mercy Sisters on a mission to Perth, arriving in 1846. She is credited with leading a group of courageous women to open the first Mercy school in Australia and for introducing secondary education into Western Australia.

Say Sorry

Saying sorry not only makes those we have wronged feel better, it heals us and our relationship with God.

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