​Mt Maria College Petrie believes that Years 7 to 10 are crucial times in the development of your child. We provide a curriculum that aims at:
  • Engaging the interests of your child
  • Involving your child in real life and life-like activities
  • Building on successes
  • Developing skills which can be transferred across a whole range of life experiences
  • Improving attitudes towards learning
  • Enhancing literacy and numeracy skills
  • Promoting faith learning that is life long and life giving.

Years 7-9: A time of Transition and Consolidation

Year 7 is seen as a crucial year of development as students make the all important leap from primary to secondary education. 
Year 8-9 are years in which students begin to undertake selected subjects in greater depth. They can choose elective subjects for either one year (Year 9) only or two years (Years 9 and 10). The focus of our curriculum in Year 9 is on wise choices and building on the progress and successes of the previous year.

Year 10: A Gateway to the Future

Year 10 offers a range of subjects for students wishing to continue to tertiary education, those moving on to vocational courses and students wishing to enter employment. The curriculum allows students to undertake career education, TAFE-accredited courses and other training options. 

Year 11 and 12: Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)

At the end of Year 10, students are able to choose from a variety of educational pathways leading to: the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), tertiary study, a trade or employment. The College also offers a limited number of places for students with specific learning/social needs to pursue a course of study leading to the Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement (QCIA).
Students will study subjects from the following areas over the two years:
  • Biology (General)
  • Chemistry​ (General)
  • Design (General)
  • Drama in Practice (Applied)
  • English (General)
  • Essential English (Applied)
  • Essential Mathematics (Applied)
  • Film, Television & New Media (General)
  • General Mathematics (General)
  • Information & Communication Technology (Applied)
  • Industrial Technology Skills (Applied)
  • Mathematical Method (General)
  • Modern History (General)
  • Music (General)
  • Music in Practice (Applied)
  • Physical Education (General) 
  • Physics (General)
  • Religion and Ethics (Applied)
  • Social and Community Studies​ (Applied)
  • Study of Religion (General)
  • Visual Art in Practice (Applied)

Vocational Education​ and Training (on campus)

  • AVI30419 Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot)
  • BSB30120 Certificate III in Business
  • MEM20413 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways
  • SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation
  • SIT30622 Certificate III in Hospitality