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Celebrating the Sisters of Mercy in WA – Jennifer Oaten

Ursula Frayne and the Sisters of Mercy were women of courage who lived our Mercy values and who continue to be wonderful role models for our community. We remember and give thanks to all who have been part of this heritage. This year, we celebrate the 175th anniversary of Ursula Frayne and the sister’s arrival in the Swan River colony.

We Should Be Shining Lamps

“We should all be as shining lamps guiding all those around us”. These words spoken by Catherine McAuley sum up the Mercy in Action service activities staff participated in this week.

Empowering Girls – Jennifer Oaten

Being a principal brings me much joy when I see the incredible opportunities that empower our girls in and out of the classroom. This term has been no different. Our teachers provided many experiences for our students to connect learning to life, develop personal strengths and build friendships.

What Makes a Good Debater?

Interschool Debating is a vibrant competition involving state and private schools in WA. Four of our students tell us about their experience.

Girls Try A Trade

Some Years 9 & 10 students were given an insight into the construction industry this week, with the Try A Trade program provided by Skillshare.

The Importance Of Feedback To Drive Teacher Growth – Jennifer Oaten

The GROW program underpins our culture of improvement and our value of ‘Excellence’ at Santa Maria College. It is an integral ingredient in providing excellence in girls’ education. We are so fortunate to have such an incredible team of growth-focused teachers focussed on both themselves and their students.

Reaching Out

Our Winter Appeal culminated this week with Outreach Mass and the presentation of donations to the three agencies we support.

Fearless5 Gets Underway

In Fearless5, the girls are investigating the question, ‘How can we encourage the bird population around Attadale to visit the College?’

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