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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

International Baccalaureate at Santa Maria College

As an authorised IB World School, Santa Maria College is proud to teach the Middle Years Programme (MYP) from Years 7 to 10. This internationally recognised approach to learning calls on students to engage with the content and concepts that underpin their learning. Girls at Santa Maria are encouraged to ask questions, seek answers and apply these new understandings to a real-world context.
 
The MYP combines the content requirements of the Australian Curriculum with teaching and learning methods that have been found to promote deep understanding and rich experiences. This approach prepares students to tackle problems outside the classroom and equips them with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful learners throughout their lives.
 
The MYP at Years 7 to 10 is outstanding preparation for senior schooling, and students and staff at Santa Maria have found that completing the MYP gives excellent foundational knowledge and attitude for VCE success.
 
The program offers some unique dimensions, which highlight its focus on holistic education. Two of these are the commitment to service (a fundamental requirement of the MYP) and the Personal Project, an individual pursuit students undertake in their final year. In completing service to the community, students are challenged to reflect on the needs of their community and the contribution each girl can make. This dovetails into the Benedictine value of service and creates opportunities for students to learn more about themselves and others.
 
The Personal Project is a requirement of the MYP and allows each girl to generate her own inquiry, based on personal interest. This inquiry involves setting challenging goals, answering conceptual questions and each girl reflecting on her own learning. The incredible outcomes of these projects highlight the process of learning and provide an opportunity to celebrate the achievement of each student. The Personal Project is the culmination of the 7 to 10 learning journey, requiring students to demonstrate the skills of learning they have developed across the four years. It is a truly unique and wonderful dimension of the MYP at Santa Maria College.
 
In a contemporary world, the capacity to collaborate, problem solve, persist and inquire is essential. When knowledge is ‘Google-able’, the important skill is not in obtaining knowledge; rather in critiquing, applying and reflecting upon it. In recent studies of employability, attitudes often arise as incredibly important to job success. Krishna (2014) cited in ‘Employability skills that recruiters demand’ that communication skills, problem-solving attitudes, judgement and decision-making were considered crucial in the current job market. The MYP structure teaches students these skills and requires them to apply them to relevant learning at Santa Maria.
 
For further information, visit www.ibo.org.
 
Mishra, Krishna (2014). Employability skills that recruiters demand. IUP Journal of Soft Skills. 8(3), p. 50–55.
  

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




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 or activities
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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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Open days

The open days listed below have been sourced from Santa Maria College for 2018. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.


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School fees at Santa Maria College

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High School Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Year 7 $6,610
Year 8 $6,610
Year 9 $6,610
Year 10 $6,610
Year 11 $6,610
Year 12 $6,610

School Details

Principal: Mrs Deborah Barker

Addresses:
50 Separation St Northcote VIC 3070

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Tel: (03) 9489 7644

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