Mater Maria Catholic College is guided by its mission to provide opportunities for each student to reach their potential and to celebrate the unique gifts each has to offer. Students are encouraged to participate in as many activities as possible using their talents and initiatives and to do so with dignity, pride and a sense of responsibility. Recognising a student’s efforts and sharing his or her success positively within the community is central to raising a student’s self esteem and sense of connectedness. The smallest worthy act merits recognition and over time they can accumulate to higher awards.

Recognition is acknowledged in a variety of ways. The most prestigious awards and performances of student works are presented at the Presentation of Awards evening when a diverse array of excellence is enjoyed and celebrated by all.