Learning & Teaching

Learning Statement

The philosophy of education at St Mary’s College aligns with the major goals for all Australians as outlined by the Australian Education Declaration - Alice Springs (Mparntwe). 
Goal 1: Through our programs we promote excellence and equity. 
Goal 2: All young Australians become: 
  • confident and creative indivuals
  • successful lifelong learners
  • active and informed members of the community

At St Mary’s College, our vision – building a strong faith community guided by the Gospel values, underpins our aims to develop the God-given gifts and abilities of every student. At St Mary’s College we help grow and inspire our students’ love of learning and support their personal growth.  In partnership with parents/care-givers, we help develop our students in a positive, caring and supportive manner, into confident, creative individuals who are lifelong learners, able to contribute effectively in their communities.

​​​​​​​​Learning at St Ma​ry's College

St Mary's College is committed to providing an engaging and innovative learning environment and developing in students independent thinking and informed decision-making.
St Mary's believe that the individual child and their individual life-long learning journey should be catered for within the school curriculum.  Allowing the students to operate at their level and building on their prior learning does much to build their confidence and self-esteem.​

The staff at St Mary's College are committed to encouraging and supporting students to achieve high academic standards and, also, to developing a sense of connectedness. We are dedicated to developing a culture that holds, encourages, and supports our adolescent students through these vital transition years, whilst also facilitating them to remain affiliated and contributing positively. 

Our Learning and Pastoral programs focus upon encouraging and supporting students to:

  • Set clear goals
  • Plan strategies to achieve the results they want
  • Understand that effort is not merely an optional extra but is an essential ingredient to achieving dreams.

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