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Santa Maria College

Santa Maria College

VIC, Melbourne Northern Suburbs









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%


Bachelor enrolled 66%

TAFE/VET enrolled 19%

Apprentice/Trainee 4%

Employed 6%

Activities and Support staff



17 music options
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18 sporting activities
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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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Message from the Principal

Santa Maria College offers a community that knows and cares for each student within an environment of inquiry-based teaching that ignites a love of learning and life. As a Catholic school, students are nurtured in a faith that has shown them in word and action what it means to live a life for the other - to be people of compassion, forgiveness and healing and yet always within a framework of hope. As a school over 110 years old, we often talk about the Santa spirit that pervades our community. Although difficult to articulate, it is a sense of welcome, hospitality, warmth and respect for each other. It is a sense of adventure, earthiness, academic rigour and resilience. This is the hallmark of Santa Maria that I cherish? come and see for yourself!

Mrs Deborah Barker

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.

School fees at Santa Maria College

The fees outlined below have been sourced from Santa Maria College for 2018. Some schools may include additional costs beyond tuition fees. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.

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

50 Separation St Northcote VIC 3070


Tel: (03) 9489 7644

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