During Year 7 Humanities & Social Sciences, students have been challenged to come up with a new idea for a product or service that solves a problem or makes life better for people or society.
Uthando Dolls is a co-curricular activity run at the College, in which students create dolls that are sent to Africa. These dolls are used in storytelling and bereavement for children who have lost their parents.
The Infinity Awards acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding achievements of Western Australians working towards a better waste future through improved waste practices and innovative waste solutions.Santa Maria College was nominated for an Infinity Awards in the category of Waste Wise School of the Year.
College Psychologist and accredited Youth Mental Health Frist Aid (YMHFA) instructor, Chris Davis, facilitated two parent YMHFA courses in October and November. The courses were held over two full days (14 hours) with a total of 21 parent participants, who are now fully accredited in Youth Mental Health First Aid.
What are the right questions to ask kids in guiding them towards finding a group of friends who will make them feel relaxed and their best selves?
Christmas came early to Santa Maria this week as students raised funds for our Christmas Appeal at our annual Santa4Santa Day. Our Service co-curricular groups set up stalls to raise funds for St Pats, Vinnies and Shopfront.
In Year 5 Design Technologies, the girls are learning about the Design Thinking Process as a way to plan out and develop new and innovative ways to do and make things
Our five, Year 9 Recreational Studies classes recently visited Rottnest Island for the annual snorkelling excursion.
A broad cross-section of the public were invited to be involved in a design thinking process at the Reconciliation WA Ideas Workshop this week. Twelve Year 11 students from Santa Maria attended the workshop at Curtin University.
The 2018-2019 Student Leadership Council had an opportunity to come together and hold their first official meeting as the student leaders of the College community for upcoming year.
The interaction between students from Aquinas and Santa Maria Colleges is important in the social development of our students. The Year 7 Activity Afternoon held last Friday, is one of the first opportunities for our girls to interact with the boys from Aquinas.
Body image speaker Asha Holland spoke to Year 9s today about the fallacy that having a perfect body will make your life perfect
Santa Maria College in conjunction with Greenbatch and the John Curtin Leadership Academy hosted a staff workshop titled, “Sustainability in Schools”
Our Year 9 Marine Science students headed off to Penguin Island this week, to investigate the effects of human influence on the Shoalwater Marine Park. The girls also looked at the adaptations of dolphins, ospreys, terns and sea lions at the park too
Santa Maria AFL students took part in Blazing the Trail. A West Coast Eagles initiative. Blazing the Trail is an opportunity for young girls from IGSSA schools to participate in short AFL games, organised and managed by the West Coast Eagles Female Academy.
The fifth biennial Australasian Mercy Secondary Schools Student Conference honoured the foundation of the Sisters of Mercy in Australia and the faith and courage of Ursula Frayne who brought her order’s spirit of Mercy to the shores of the Swan River.
Rottnest Island is the perfect place for a spot of fishing, which our Year 11 Outdoor Education students found out at the end of Term 3. The girls completed their final assessment on the island during their two-day fishing camp.
Have you ever considered the ways in which co-curricular activities can help increase your daughter’s confidence and ability to speak publicly? Co-ordinated by English Teacher, Rebecca Ewing, Interschool Debating runs at the College from Term 1 through to the end of Term 3.
Leanne Meldrum, Consultant, School Curriculum & Standards Authority, visited Santa Maria this week to review the College’s Year 12 students offerings for Endorsed Programs.ms.
Strive9 is part of the suite of Enhanced Learning Programs at Santa Maria College. It is a social justice project, completed in Homeroom groups over the course of Terms 2 and 3. The girls choose an issue they are passionate about and work towards making a difference in that area. The project culminates with Implementation Day, where the girls go out into the community and put their work into practice.
Pierre de Coubertin was the founder of modern Olympics and believed the importance of sport in the development of the individual. He believed in the qualities of excellence, sportsmanship and respect embody the valued of Olympism.
Each year, the Santa Maria Health & Physical Education Department runs Health Week to provide information and resources on leading a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
Reading books, for many children, is sadly declining. At Santa Maria, we are trying to turn that around. Recently, as part of Book Week, parents and students were invited to a special reading night in the Sawle Centre, where parents brought along their favourite childhood books to share with their daughter.
Santa Maria was a sea of purple this week as the College celebrated Purple Bra Day. Staff and students dressed in purple, the College was adorned with purple streamers and purple cupcakes were sold at recess in the Purple Bra Day cake stall.