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Spark6 – Back to the Future

Spark6 is a program for Year 6 students, which encourages students to form an opinion and make decisions and then give evidence to support their point of view.

Reflection Days

This week our Year 7 and Year 8 students have participated in Reflection Days run by Project Hatch.


This week our Year 7 students have been involved in the SEEK7 program. SEEK7 is a three-day Enhanced Learning Program for Year 7 students. The program is a mixture of skills sessions and work sessions where the girls research their very own BIG WHY question.

High Tea at Santa

One of our Year 10 Home Economics classes spent a wonderful morning baking high tea treats for students in another Home Economics class.

The girls had to choose which delicious treats they would like to contribute to the high tea, they needed to ensure they had the correct ingredients and to prepare enough food to cater for the other students.

Some of the delicious homemade treats included were chocolate brownies, caramel slices, spinach and feta pastries, scones with jam and cream and sausage rolls, just to name a few.

Art Students Recognised

Santa Maria students received a number of awards last night at the Atwell Youth Art Awards and Year 12 student, Ava Gamblin has been accepted into the 25under25 Art Award and exhibition, run by the City of Fremantle. The exhibition opens on Friday 14 July from 6.00 pm in the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery in Fremantle.

Mid Year Ensemble Concert

The Term 2 Ensemble Concert showcased the instrumental students hard work over the course of the year thus far, with great performances from the Concert Band, String Orchestra, Swing Band, McAuley Concert Band, McMahon String Ensemble, Flute Choir, Flute Quartet, Guitar Ensemble and the Saxophone Ensemble.

Mothers’ Retreat

On Monday, over 60 Santa Maria and Aquinas mums attended the annual Mothers’ Retreat. The day started with Mass in the Santa Maria Chapel with Father Rodrigo.

All Schools’ Cross Country

Last Friday 19 May, the cross country squad competed in the WA All Schools Cross Country event, held at UWA Sports Park. With the Years 11/12 students doing exams, the College was well represented by the Years 7-10 runners.

A Day of Possibilities

This week, Year 10 students have been invited to reflect on their talents, character strengths and passion to make a difference in the world. We examined future study pathways at Santa Maria College and future careers that might meet the needs of both the student and society.

This Week in Technology & Commerce

There are many exciting things happening in the Technology & Commerce Department at the moment, with a significant coding program being introduced across the Year 8 and 9 curricula.

Indigenous Jersey

This week is the IGSSA Indigenous Round. Students were given the opportunity to design a jersey for their school’s hockey goalie.

Artist in Residence – Andrew Frazer

This year’s Artist In Resident is the amazing Andrew Frazer. “Art brings creativity and I am looking forward to seeing that come through in the students art as they overlay their character’s on the nature background”.

Reconciliation and Sorry Day

Today in Wellington Square, Perth our Just Leadership group attended a very special event. The girls prepared and served morning tea to Indigenous Elders and organised activities for the public as part of Sorry Day.

Wellbeing Workshop for Staff

Teaching staff attended a Mercy Wellbeing Workshop on Monday, created and facilitated by staff members: Marsha Pengilly, Dominique Wood, Kelly Wiggett, Beth O’Regan and Tracy Webster. The future direction of Mercy Wellbeing at the College was presented.

Year 9 Social

On Friday 12 May, the Year 9s hosted the Aquinas students for this year’s social event, held here at Santa Maria College.

Active Wellbeing

This week our Year 8 girls were involved in a session on active wellbeing. The girls were able to select a an activity of interest from taking a walk along the river, yoga, drawing, craft, crochet or making stress balls and then learning how to juggle.

Mentoring Program

The Year 9 IGNITE students have been offered an exciting opportunity, to be a part of Santa Maria College’s inaugural Mentor Program. The Mentor Program is a one to one working relationship between a Santa Maria College alumni and one of our Year 9 IGNITE students.

Outreach Day

Outreach Day marks the launch of our annual winter appeal, where the College focuses on fundraising and raising awareness of disadvantaged people in our local community, who are doing it tough during the cold winter months.

Homelessness – We Care

Jane Armstrong (Class of 1993) and her partner Sim run a non-profit group called Homelessness We Care – WA. Every Tuesday night you can find them on Wellington Street feeding the homeless and providing many necessary services. Jane and Sim have been actively running the group for approximately two years.

Old Girls’ Association High Tea

On Friday 5 May, the Old Girls’ Association held their Mother Daughter High Tea at the College. This event is held annually for old girls who currently have daughters at the College. Thirty mothers and their daughters enjoyed an afternoon celebrating the special relationship between mothers and daughters.

Sea Trek

Over the April school holidays, the Year 11 Outdoor Education class went on camp to Shark Bay.

Surfs Up

The Year 12 Outdoor Education class recently got to show off their surfing skills at their Surf Exhibition camp.

The Final Curtain

Our Year 12 Performing Arts reflect on their past roles and productions, as well as what these experiences have taught them.

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