Term 4 For Year 11s In 2013 Santa Maria College introduced a model of transition to Year 12 that commences …
From the Principal
As part of the Santa Maria College Strategic Plan one of our focus areas is to complete the following objective: ‘In consultation with community members, prepare a Master Plan and a staged Capital Development Plan with financial modelling.’ To ensure this process is inclusive our stakeholder group will consist of students, parents and staff.
A very busy Semester 1 has come to a close. In Senior Years, Year 10s have completed their first examinations and have learnt a great deal about the need for planning, preparation and the effectiveness of different revision strategies. Meanwhile, our Year 12 students recently celebrated ‘half way day’.
Santa Maria College was established in 1938 by the Sisters of Mercy, and for 80 years we have been blessed with having Sisters on staff as principals, teachers and boarding staff. Today marks a very significant and sad day in the history of the College as Sister Marg Lipsett our only remaining Sister of Mercy on staff retires.
This week was my first week with students, as Principal of Santa Maria College and it has been wonderful welcoming all of the girls, both our returning students and all of our new students. I hope their first week has been a positive experience.
The topic of Parent Engagement as opposed to Parent Involvement is an important one for all schools. Parents are the primary educators and we must never forget this. Yes, the school plays an important part in your daughter’s education but values and attitudes are formed at home. When the home environment and school environment are complimentary, learning is enhanced.
Simone Sawiris appointed new Deputy Principal, Teaching & Learning