Santa Maria Wins School Award at Lester Youth Awards

Congratulations to Year 9 student, Alice Handcock, who was a finalist in the 2019 Lester Youth Art Awards.

Santa Maria College were winners of the School Award in the Years 7 – 9 category, winning a workshop with a professional Lester Prize Adult Finalist, thanks to the generosity of the Squire Patton Boggs Youth Art Foundation.

Head of Visual Arts, Jan Withers said, “I was thrilled to receive the school award this year. It will be a wonderful opportunity for the current Year 9 students going on to study Visual Art in Year 10 to participate in this exciting workshop early next year. Working with an artist of this calibre will be an exciting experience for these budding young artists. It was also an outstanding achievement for Alice to be selected as a finalist, as it is an Australia wide competition”.

Equipping Our Year 10 Students for the Future

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.

Term 2 – Empowering Students and Community – Jennifer Oaten

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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