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Santa Maria College

Santa Maria College

VIC, Melbourne Northern Suburbs




Sector

Sector
Catholic

Level

Level
Secondary

Female

Gender
Female

Catholic

Religion
Catholic

A Student's Digital Life at Santa Maria College

At Santa, the use of technology to support and enrich learning means students are ready to move into an agile and ever changing 21st century world.

Our students benefit from the transformative power of digital technologies to support them in their learning. A Santa Maria student in Year 7-10 studies the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program, and Years 11 and 12 the VCE, VET or VCAL programs, and the use of the G Suite for Education makes her learning visible to her teachers. 

The G-Suite allows students to readily communicate and collaborate with other students and teachers. The use of G-Suite for Education throughout the college allows teachers to more readily respond to the individual learning needs of each girl and to differentiate the teaching of each class. By utilising the G Suite ecosystem, teachers are able to observe and comment on student work in real-time, making timely and tailored comments to help enhance each girl’s learning. This involvement allows students to act on advice and suggestions from their teachers prior to the submission of their work for assessment. According to one Year 9 student, “I like that it is interactive as I can easily communicate with my teachers and peers to collaborate, share and receive feedback.”

This virtual classroom environment complements the traditional classroom delivery, meaning that purposeful communication, learning and support from her teachers is no longer limited to the scheduled class time for each subject. 

In 2017, Santa Maria students in Years 7 and 8 began their secondary school exploration of Digital Technologies, a learning program where students had the opportunity to become creators of digital tools rather than just consumers of existing technology. Through a program based around computational thinking, students explored the functions and purpose of algorithms and binary numbers and either established, or further developed, skills in coding using Bluetooth enabled robots such as Sphero, and select use of drones. In addition to this, possibilities for invention and innovation through the use of digital input devices called Makey Makeys, places our students at the height of such digital advancement in the educational space.

Key facts




School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory and enforced

Number of students

Total enrolment: 916
In high school: 916
In Year 12: 129

Gender in depth

Other requirements




Boarding school

Offer IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum




Subjects overview

Subjects overivew

Math classes: mixed
English classes: mixed

Senior secondary subjects overview

Senior Secondary Subjects overivew

43 VCE level 3/4 studies
220 VCE students
LOTE taught to Unit 4 level:
Italian, Japanese,

Senior secondary programs overview

Senior Secondary programs overivew

13 VET program(s) available
38 VET students
VCAL Available

How our students performed in Year 12




VCE Results

Scores of 40+ 10%

Median Score 31

Satisfactory completions of VCE 100%

Satisfactory completions of VET 81%

Destinations

Bachelor enrolled 66%

TAFE/VET enrolled 19%

Apprentice/Trainee 4%

Employed 6%

Activities and Support staff




Music

Music

17 music options
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Sport

Sport

18 sporting activities
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Other

Other

13 other clubs, activities and services
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Support staff

Support Staff

25 support staff
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Accelerated learning

Support Staff

1 accelerated learning
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School Details

Principal: Mrs Deborah Barker

Addresses:
50 Separation St Northcote VIC 3070

Tel: (03) 9489 7644

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