MGP-SMC-August 2014 01

From the Principal

Over recent years all schools are reporting an increase in absenteeism due to families taking holidays during term time. Parents often email me to “seek permission” for such holidays. As Principal I cannot give or deny permission for such activities. The final decision is always with the family. 

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Service Learning

The culture of giving at Santa Maria College is not restricted to giving of money and goods. More importantly it is the giving of time and talent in helping others. Students are introduced to service via the compulsory service program run through the Religious Education Program in Years 7, 8 and 9 and coordinated by Mrs Jilly Landers, …

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Subject Confirmation for 2015

Students will receive a letter during Homeroom in the next week indicating the subjects they have chosen to study in 2015. Students in Years 7 - 10 in 2015 who have any concerns or changes with their subjects need to email Mr John Wray with the details. Students in Year 11 in 2015 who need …

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From Boarding

Andrew Fuller Workshop

Last week over 300 students attended an Andrew Fuller workshop sponsored by the Australian Boarding Schools Association. Several of our Year 10 students took the opportunity to be a part of this gathering and were given lots of study tips and ideas on positive self-management and resilience. Andrew also touched on the detractors to good health and wellbeing which can sabotage anyone. One of these was the importance of enough sleep – which perhaps we do not take seriously enough.

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Junior School Issue 18_2014

Junior School 

Year 6 Reflection Day

On Friday 7 November, Year 6 students were given the opportunity to branch out into the unknown when they participated in a day reflecting on the skills they may need in the transition to Middle School.

The day was conducted by the College Psychologists, Ms Chris Machell and Mrs Beth O'Regan with assistance from Year 6 teachers and the …

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Middle School


The Year 8 students have begun their enriched learning task, Explore8, this week. The girls have enjoyed many great speakers, have learnt many new thinking skills and have worked hard researching their projects. Ask your daughters not only what they have learnt about their passionate area of research but also about the skills they are learning along the way. …

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Senior School 

Positive Education Schools' Association

This week it gives me great pleasure to announce that Santa Maria College has joined PESA - Positive Education Schools' Association. Schools who are apart of this association ‘are working to embed positive psychology into their programs, with the aim of improving student wellbeing and academic performance.’

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From the Accounts Department

2015 Secondary Assistance Scheme

Parents/guardians with eligible concession cards with students enrolled in Years 7 - 12, studying a full time secondary course at a Western Australian private school, will be able to apply for the Secondary Assistance Scheme in 2015.

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For Parents

Parent Diary

Be kept up to date with what's happening at the College by supporting the Parent Council by ordering a copy of the 2015 Parent Diary. To order click here.


Mozzie End of Year Meeting & Wind Up

All dads are invited to the Mozzie end of year meeting and wind up. 

Wednesday 26 November in the Community Room at the College.
Starting at 6.00 pm until 7.30.
Dad’s from ALL year groups are welcome.  

Drinks and nibbles supplied. This is an opportunity to plan and share ideas for next year, also a great chance to meet and network with other dads of the school.  

Please RSVP by Friday 21 November for catering purposes. Click here to RSVP


Santa Maria College Awards Evenings

This year the College will host three Awards Evenings, which will recognise the achievements of our students throughout the 2014 Academic year.

Junior School Awards Evening (Years 5 & 6)  Sunday 30 November 2014
Middle School Awards Evening (Years 7 - 9)  Monday 1 December 2014
Senior School Awards Evening (Years 10 & 11)  Thursday 4 December 2014

Each Awards Evening will be held in the McDonald Building and will run from 6.30 pm - 8.00 pm.

The relevant Awards Evenings are compulsory for students. Extended family are invited and encouraged to attend. Bookings are essential for seating.  To book click here.