Message from the Principal

Mount Maria College is a dynamic, growing and welcoming community. Nestled in the leafy suburb of Petrie the sprawling grounds provide a lovely backdrop to the deep learning growth that takes place each day. With approximately 465 students enrolled in 2020 we are large enough to offer a great breadth of offerings to our young people, yet small enough to come to know our students very well. 

Exciting learning takes place across the college. Students are deeply engaged in rich curriculum opportunities that enhance core skills and transfer these into meaningful understandings.  We focus closely on developing the literacy of each student in order to support their learning across the curriculum.Our students are able to enter a great diversity of pathways through their senior schooling. 2020 sees our first cohort of students completing their Year 12 year in the new QCE system. We have students successfully negotiating the ATAR and Vocational pathways available to them.  

Co-curricular activities occur largely within our Wednesday afternoon program with students competing in the SECA (South East Colleges Association) inter-school sporting competition and school based activities. Physical activity is important for student wellbeing and also supports academic growth. Our young men and women represent themselves and the college very well, competing with high effort and in good spirit. 

Our Marist Charism flavours all that we do and offers a rich way to meaningfully connect the young people in our care to deeper understandings about the world. Our students have many opportunities to become involved in various outreach programs such as The Breakfast Club and Care to Cook in which they serve those in need across the broader community.

​To prospective parents, please access the many opportunities that are available to engage with us to understand how we can support your son or daughter in this caring environment. To our current parents, as partners in the learning journey of our young people, I look forward to continuing to work with you as your son or daughter flourishes at Mt Maria College, Petrie.  ​



​Wayne Chapman   ​
College Principal