Santa Maria College

Santa Maria College

Northcote 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

The uniform is compulsory

Number of students

Total enrolment: 919
In high school: 919
In Year 12: 152

Gender in depth

Female: 100%

Male: 0%

Other Requirements


Boarding school

Offers IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum

Subjects Overview

Math classes: mixed
English classes: mixed
LOTE taught:
Italian, Japanese

Senior secondary subjects overview

48 VCE level 3/4 studies
242 VCE students

Senior secondary programs overview

20 VET program(s) available
36 VET students
VCAL Available

How our students performed in Year 12

Academic Results

Scores of 40+: 10%

Median Score: 31

Satisfactory completions of VCE: 100%

Satisfactory completions of VET: 92%

Destinations

Bachelor enrolled: 72%

TAFE/VET enrolled: 14%

Apprentice/Trainee: 3%

Employed: 1%

Activities & Support Staff

Accelerated learning

Accelerated learning (1)

Activities

Activities (11)

Music

Music (17)

Sports

Sports (18)

Support Staff

Support Staff (25)

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School Details

Sector

Catholic

Level

Secondary

Gender

Female

Religion

Catholic

Principal: Ms Joanne Rock

Addresses:

50 Separation St Northcote Victoria 3070

Tel: (03) 9488 1630

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