Mater Maria is first and foremost a Catholic school. We aim to provide an excellent education founded on the person of Jesus Christ and a shared Catholic worldview, from which we draw inspiration and guidance to develop the whole person. Underpinning our mission is a strong sense of community and social justice, which binds our faith to life and contemporary culture.
Our pastoral care is structured so that each child is known as a person, is challenged to reach his or her potential and feels connected to a cohesive community. A culture of attentive nurturing, established over the time when the College was run by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, has developed over the years and prevails to the present day.
We are blessed that our community mirrors the richness of life itself with girls and boys, sisters and brothers, enjoying the opportunity to be educated by professional women and men, while learning to develop quality relationships based on a healthy respect and appreciation of one another as equals. These invaluable life skills serve students well after their lives have journeyed beyond school.
Pastoral Care Structures
All teachers are responsible for pastoral care. Students are arranged into mentor groups based on the College House system. A vertical structure and partnership exists for students in Years 7 and 12, ...
There is a concerted attempt to foster College spirit in the students by connecting them to the concept of belonging to a House. Feast Day celebrations and specific House assemblies are organised and ...
Behaviour Management and Discipline operate within the College's overarching concern for Pastoral Care. The aims of disciplinary procedures are to ensure the welfare and good order of the community,...
The College promotes child safety by having a clear understanding of our legal child protection responsibilities and our staff act in accordance with those responsibilities.
Every student is encouraged to show initiative and exhibit leadership in all that they do. There are many occasions and opportunities to develop and exercise leadership skills. The Student...
Outdoor Education forms part of the College’s action to educate the whole person and takes the form of an annual camp for students in Years 7 to 10. Each of these camps develops a different focus but ...
College assemblies are a highlight and an opportunity to proclaim student achievement, celebrate creativity and performance, acknowledge good works, and strengthen House competition and spirit. Led...
The College Walkathon invites each student and family to actively contribute to a day which enhances our College and the wider community through charitable works. The lead up to the annual College...
Anti Bullying Policy
We seek to build a safe and supportive learning environment in which we recognise that each human being has a right to be treated with dignity as an individual and experience positive and respectful relationships.
Student Incident Reporting
Have you been bullied, harassed or upset by others lately? Do something about it and please speak up. Mater Maria Catholic College does not tolerate any form of bullying. Report any cases of bullying ...
An eSmart school is a school where the smart, safe and responsible use of information and communications technology is a cultural norm. Students, teachers and the wider community are equipped to embrace the best these technologies can offer, while being savvy about the pitfalls.
Parent participation at Mater Maria is foundational and is evident in a range of areas from through the College canteen, working bees, dinner dance coordination, uniform shop assistance, coordination ...
The College has an established framework for the handling of complaints that relate to the operation of Mater Maria Catholic College