Students

Tournament of Minds

Twelve students from Years 5 and 6 have been working really hard over the past two terms in preparation for the Tournament of Minds competition, which was held last weekend at Edith Cowan University.

The Techno Lounge: A Hub for Student Learning

The College’s Techno Lounge is a hub where students and staff can go for advice and learning. This week, the space has been busy with recess and lunch ‘Byte’ sessions and classes visiting to extend their learning.

Girls Excel In Public Speaking Competition

The annual Public Speaking Competition is always a hotly contended contest. Students from Years 5 – 12 competed over two nights. Students delivered prepared speeches, with the finalists delivering impromptu speeches at the end of the night.

Girls Excel in Public Speaking Competition

The annual Public Speaking Competition is always a hotly contended contest. Students from Years 5 – 12 competed over two nights. Students delivered prepared speeches, with the finalists delivering impromptu speeches at the end of the night.

Plastic Free July – Make Your Own Bees Wax Wraps

During July, the students at Santa Maria College have been working on projects to reduce the amount of plastic they use. One of the initiatives was to show them how to create their own beeswax wraps that can be useful for wrapping their lunch, cutlery or everyday items.

Students Ready for National Robocup Competition

This Friday 3 August, some of our Years 7 and 8 students will be competing in the National Robocup Competition at Curtin University. The girls have been working really hard over the past two terms to prepare a performance using the EV3Robots.

Punmu – The Trip Of A Lifetime

For many, it might sound like a cliché, but the Punmu immersion trip really is life changing. For the twelfth consecutive year, students from our Year 11 cohort headed north to a remote indigenous community in the Great Sandy Desert.

Our AFL Experience

After last week’s AFL curtain raiser game at the Eagles vs Essendon game, we asked some of the girls about their experience.

Girls find Balance with Yoga

Recently 40 girls in Years 7 and 8 completed the Balance Program. This program presents information on a number of different topics around wellbeing. It was lovely to see the students engage in each of the sessions to discuss and explore the topics presented. The girls enjoyed mixing with students in other Year groups and building relationships with each other.

Old Girls Help Current Students Choose Their Pathways

Yesterday, Year 10 students had the opportunity to hear from a panel of guests, comprising of current and former Santa Maria students. The panel spoke about their experiences in choosing the ACCESS or ATAR pathway. The guests also spoke about how their choice benefited them and some words of advice for the girls about to make their own decision on which pathway to follow.

Girls4Girls Day – Building a Wall of Support

We sometimes tend to take our education for granted, but at the recent Girls4Girls Day Assembly, students were reminded that they need to treasure their education, and work together to ensure ALL girls are given educational opportunities.
As we celebrate Girls4Girls Day today, we reflect on what we hope for girls throughout the world?

Girls Hit the Surf in Margaret River

The Year 12 Outdoor Education class travelled down south for their Surf Expedition on the last week of Term 1 and over the first weekend of the holidays. Outdoor Education Co-ordinator Rosie Barter reflects on the camp.

Meet the Pubbles Crew!

Introducing Pubbles, one of our media co-curricular groups. Below, some of our leaders explain what Pubbles is about and why they got involved.

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