Year 9 Transition Program & Reflection Day

The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People which was adapted by his son, Sean Covey, into a program designed for teens.

Throughout the week, students have had the opportunity to look at each of the seven habits, which include topics such as synergy and the importance of working together, goal setting and developing a strong personal vision, prioritising and effective time management, empathetic listening and communication, and the ideas of proactive and reactive behaviours. Students have had the chance to hear from a number of staff and guests with presentations centred around each of the topics. The girls also explored these further through practical activities including Walking the Labyrinth, beading, meditation, Body Konga and music workshops.Sharpen the Saw where students are invited to develop their spiritual self. The pilgrimage began by sailing down the Swan River in the footsteps of Sister Ursula Frayne. Students then made their way to the city, stopping at significant destinations including Mercedes College, the first school established by Sister Ursula in WA, the Heritage Centre at the Mercedes College site, and the Cathedral, where students learnt about Sister Ursula’s interactions with Bishop Brady, the first Bishop of Perth.Three words – relaxing, discovery, and reflection. This program was the perfect way to end a hectic term. We participated in activities such as meditation which helped us to relax. We learnt about Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits, we became aware of our life mission, and we learnt how to be more effective in school and in our personal lives. We reflected on our College history by following in the footsteps of Ursula Frayne, and we visited the Cathedral and learnt more about life in Perth in 1946. Sarah Durston

I like that what we’ve learnt has been engaging, whilst still preparing us for Year 10 and beyond. All the guest speakers, presenters and organisers have helped me feel less daunted and more prepared for Year 10. Amy Roche
I have learnt many valuable lessons this week that I will be sure to carry into Year 10. I have thoroughly enjoyed learning new skills that will help me next year and in the years to come. Sabine Gore
I thoroughly enjoyed this experience. It helped me prepare for next year as well as teaching me some very important life skills in the form of the 7 Habits. Gabriella Gavranic

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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