Santa Maria College

Santa Maria College, Northcote 3070 VIC

NAPLAN Ranking - Secondary Schools

2013

Rank 162 Secondary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 61
  • Reading 58
  • Writing 83
  • Language 60
  • Numeracy 46
2012

Rank 139 Secondary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 66
  • Reading 72
  • Writing 84
  • Language 61
  • Numeracy 50
2011

Rank 143 Secondary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 66
  • Reading 61
  • Writing 86
  • Language 66
  • Numeracy 53
2010

Rank 97 Secondary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 73
  • Reading 72
  • Writing 88
  • Language 73
  • Numeracy 60

VCE Ranking

2013

Rank 108 2013 VCE Ranking

  • Exams Sat 195
  • Median Score 31
  • 40+ Subjects% 10
  • 48+ Students% 1
  • Number of 50 1
2012

Rank 218 2012 VCE Ranking

  • Exams Sat N/A
  • Median Score N/A
  • 40+ Subjects% N/A
  • 48+ Students% N/A
  • Number of 50 N/A
2011

Rank 201 2011 VCE Ranking

  • Exams Sat N/A
  • Median Score N/A
  • 40+ Subjects% N/A
  • 48+ Students% N/A
  • Number of 50 N/A
2010

Rank 181 2010 VCE Ranking

  • Exams Sat 206
  • Median Score 32
  • 40+ Subjects% 6
  • 48+ Students% 1
  • Number of 50 0

Student Attendence Rate

2013

0%Student Attendence Rate

  • Enrollments892
  • Non-English Speaking12%
  • Top Quarter27%
  • Bottom Quarter15%

2012

98%Student Attendence Rate

  • Enrollments884
  • Non-English Speaking10%
  • Top Quarter34%
  • Bottom Quarter10%

2011

95%Student Attendence Rate

  • Enrollments884
  • Non-English Speaking20%
  • Top Quarter31%
  • Bottom Quarter13%

2010

94%Student Attendence Rate

  • Enrollments913
  • Non-English Speaking24%
  • Top Quarter25%
  • Bottom Quarter31%

Catholic 7-12 Female School

School TypeSecondary
Address

50 Separation St , Northcote VIC 3070 Australia


Nearby House Sold Price
Phone03 9489 7644
Website www.santamaria.vic...
GenderFemale
ReligionCatholic

Key Facts

Costs

Year 10 are $4,860
Year 12 are $4,860

Uniform

The uniform is compulsory and enforced

Size

894 students all in secondary (Big)
128 in Year 12
195 in VCE level 3/4 Units
37 in VCE VET

Gender

100% girls

Overview of the Curriculum

Math classes are streamed and of mixed ability.
English classes are of mixed ability.

Languages: Italian, Japanese

Overview of senior secondary subjects

47 VCE level 3/4 studies, VET programs available; VCAL Available;

LOTE taught to Unit 4 level: Italian, Japanese

Selected senior secondary results

10% study scores of 40+;
median study score of 31;
satisfactory completions of VCE 100%, of VET 87%

Activities and Support

10 music options; 18 sporting activities; 21 other clubs or activities; 13 support staff.

Destinations

80% to university
17% to TAFE
4% to work

Message from the Principal

College Principal Deborah Barker is a dynamic and innovative leader who is passionate about girls' education, motivating each student to cultivate their gifts and talents to the full. Deborah also integrates the Catholic identity of the College in a contemporary and engaging way, which honours the Benedictine tradition of our founding order, the Sisters of the Good Samaritan. As such, Deborah ensures our girls receive a holistic education which nurtures them emotionally, physically, intellectually and spiritually. Developing a 'student voice' and leadership qualities in young women is also important at Santa Maria College. Our pastoral framework affirms positive relationships, respect for others, self-confidence and a distinct sense of Hope, in a world that sometimes offers confusion and self-doubt.

The current principal is pioneering an educational landscape which fosters academic rigour, creative classrooms, enthusiasm for learning, a formed social conscience and a desire to do one's best, encompassing the College motto dare to do as much as you are able. Deborah is unique in that she offers high educational ideals, not as rhetoric, but as a mantra which is embraced and acted upon by staff and students alike.

Our History

Santa Maria College was founded by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan of the Order of St Benedict in Northcote in 1904. At Santa Maria College, we cultivate independent, Christ-centered young women who can find their place in the modern world. We are very proud of our 109-year tradition, which has seen us offer a rigorous and holistic education to generations of young women in Melbourne.

Our Spirituality

We are committed to the transmission of the Catholic faith and the Benedictine tradition under the care of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, cultivating a spirit of compassion, hospitality, mercy and love. Our faith is expressed through our religious education program, liturgical expression and outreach programs, and is honored in our relationships with each other.

Curriculum

Santa Maria College is proud to offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) as a candidate school. The IB MYP is a rigorous teaching framework centred on enquiry-based learning that affirms the individual differences and strengths of each student. We are thrilled that the Year 10 students in 2013 will be the first cohort to complete the full Middle Years Programme, which will enable us to move towards full accreditation. We offer VCE, VET and VCAL as senior pathways.

Co-curricular

Co-curricular activities include the Duke of Edinburgh Award, debating, public speaking, sport, music, dance, school production, social justice activities, interstate and overseas cultural immersions, young carers group, science competitions, environmental activities and more.

Sport and Outdoor Education

Sporting opportunities include inter-school sports at each year level for netball, tennis, volleyball and soccer, as well as intra-school swimming and athletics carnivals. We compete in the Secondary Catholic Sports Association, the Catholic All Schools Championships and a number of sports at a state and national level.

Community Engagement

Our Social Justice Program highlights our commitment to the Good Samaritan ethos as we work with the marginalised in our local and global communities through education, action and reflection. We are partners in the Good Samaritan Outreach program conducted locally, nationally and internationally, with specific connections with overseas communities. Our Growing Tall Poppies in Science Program allows our students to engage in authentic science placements, with the support of innovative local businesses and universities.

Living in Community

We are passionate about girls’ education, motivating each student to cultivate their gifts and talents to the full. Santa Maria students receive a holistic education that nurtures them emotionally, physically, intellectually and spiritually. Developing a ‘student voice’ and leadership qualities in young women is important for us. Our pastoral framework affirms positive relationships, respect for others, self-confidence and a distinct sense of hope for young people. Our homeroom structure is supported by a team of teachers, psychologists and a family liaison officer.

Innovative Initiatives

In 2013, all staff and students will be engaged with iPads, laptops, PCs and Smart Boards in the classroom. The college will continue to adapt and modify student learning to engage with the most effective technological devices as they emerge on the market.

To endorse and anchor our contemporary educational philosophy, we will initiate a major building initiative in 2013 and 2014. The building works will see the addition of a Creative Arts Complex to the college, surrounded by six classroom studios that tangibly reflect the notion of contemporary learning, team teaching and best educational practice. Classrooms will be open, bright, energetic and flexible learning spaces.

Visit Us

Our Open Day is on 29 October 2013 from 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm. Monthly tours are also hosted at the college by appointment only.

Map And Street View

Please note that location of this property on map is approximate and street view images may not show the exact property advertised.

Contacts

  • 50 Separation St , Northcote VIC 3070 Australia
  • 03 9489 7644
  • website

Northcote, VIC 3070 (5.85 km to CBD)

Median House Price

$1,286,375

Median Unit Price

$552,500

Surrounding Suburbs