Life After Santa

Transition is all about change. Making the change from high school to university or the workplace is a crucial step that our Year 12 students are about to embark on. Figuring out how to make this transition smooth and successful was one of the aims of Life Beyond Santa.

The Year 12 Parent Representatives invited a few past students and past parents to form a panel, to share their experiences with current Year 12 students and parents. Each speaker had a unique experience following their own pathways into tertiary life.  A current thread shared was to be open to change and adapt, surround yourself with supportive family and friends, nurture your own dreams and passions, work hard and look for opportunities to develop professionally and as an individual.

Parents discussed the importance of supporting their children through the decision making process in regards to choosing pathways post-school. Parents embraced change, encouraged independence and fostered a safe space at home, for their children to land when life ‘went a bit wobbly.’

“Life is change.” Heraclitus of Ephesus

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From a gap year adventure in California to working alongside Hollywood stars in Western Australia’s thriving screen industry, Alexa Teixeira’s journey has been nothing short of extraordinary. Graduating from Santa Maria College in 2015, Alexa deferred her sports science degree to explore a newfound passion for filmmaking. Her experiences, from Warner Brothers Studio tours to assisting renowned actors like Daisy Ridley, highlight a remarkable career shaped by spontaneous decisions and a deep love for the arts.

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Santa Maria College’s Future10 Program empowers Year 10 students with comprehensive guidance for academic and career planning. Through personalised course counselling, resources like the Learn Curriculum Handbook, and interactive events such as the Course Expo, students gain clarity and confidence in their subject choices. The program fosters a collaborative approach involving parents, teachers, and external representatives, ensuring students are well-prepared for their future pathways.

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the Winter Appeal and Outreach Mass at Santa Maria College.

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As we conclude another remarkable term at Santa Maria College, we celebrate the myriad achievements and growth of our students. Term 2 was filled with empowering opportunities, from faith-based activities and learning innovations to social awareness projects and community engagements, embodying our Mercy values and commitment to excellence.

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