2019 has involved exciting
developments at Mt Maria College, Petrie. The school year has been punctuated
with many celebrations and achievements. Our students love our new MacKillop
Building. This facility has delivered us with state-of-the art Science
laboratories, learning spaces and a beautiful cafe that forms a central
gathering space within the campus. The new learning areas are excellent and
provide the optimum backdrop for student progress and development.
This year has seen dynamic and
exciting learning taking place across the college. Students have been deeply
engaged in rich curriculum opportunities that enhance core skills and transfer
these into meaningful understandings. Our clear focus on developing
student literacy has involved teachers collaborating regularly around engaging
lesson preparation for our young people. Student performance has enhanced as a
result and this, in turn, supports increased learning across all subject
Co-curricular activities have
coloured our Wednesday afternoon program with students competing in the SECA
(South East Colleges Association) inter-school sporting competition. SECA
Northside commenced this year and our students have performed exceptionally
well, with many teams winning premierships. More importantly, our young men and
women have represented 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 been heavily
involved in 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.