Message from the Principal

Mt Maria College is a highly inclusive and welcoming community educating approximately 540 students for the 2022 academic year. We are large enough to present a rich breadth of offerings to our young people, yet small enough to come to know each of our students and their families very well. In fact, the building of authentic relationships is the very key to our many successes.   

Our 2021 graduates achieved very high results across ATAR scores, university entrance achievements and vocational pathways. The growth and success of our students is shining representation  of the evolution and maturity of our college community. 

Our lush grounds provide a beautiful backdrop to the deep learning that takes place each day. 2022 sees the continuation of our building project with the new oval development, new classroom block and extension of the Kolbe Sports Centre. Our master plan presents an exciting campus which includes vibrant learning spaces.  

Young people at Mt Maria are deeply engaged in rich curriculum opportunities that enhance core skills and transfer these  into real world 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 senior schooling.  

Co-curricular activities occur largely within our involvement 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.  

Our Pastoral Care program is a feature of our ways of working. It sees our students known and lo​ved and supports their personal development throughout their years at the College. 

​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. Contact the College to book in to one of our regular Principal’s Tours. These tours provide an impromptu opportunity to visit the college and see us in action on a normal school day.  

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 ChapmanCollege Principal