Located in the tranquil bush setting of Warriewood Valley, Mater Maria Catholic School welcomes all families that seek faith-centred learning and quality education for their sons and daughters in Years 7 to 12.
The College prides itself on providing students with an exceptional educational experience focused on deep learning, positive support networks and an infinite array of opportunities. Students are challenged and supported to realise their full potential with a focus on maximising individual growth, celebrating each students’ individual gifts and providing opportunities for a variety of future career pathways.
Mater Maria now ranks in the prestigious Sydney Morning Herald’s Top 150 Schools list, after the best HSC results the College has ever seen.
Graduates of Mater Maria not only do well, they make a positive impact in their local communities and the world in ways that truly matter.
Please come and see for yourself at one of our small group tours or come to our Open Day on Wednesday 8 March between 4pm - 7pm. Click here to contact our Enrolment Registrar for more information or to watch our virtual school tour.
Our curriculum is enriched by a diverse range of opportunities, to allow our students to follow their individual interests and share their talents in a more challenging and fulfilling way. Students have the opportunity to be involved in:
The College encourages its students to value and respect themselves, build positive relationships and contribute to the welcoming feel that the College is renowned for. At Mater Maria, the inclusive nature of its co-educational setting provides a wide range of natural opportunities for building positive and healthy relationships between girls and boys needed for life after school.
Unique to Mater Maria is a pastoral program for Year 7 students designed to enhance the transition to secondary school. Within the curriculum subject of Transition Skills, Year 7 students participate in Peer Counselling with Year 11 student leaders during Term 1. During the rest of the year, the class teacher delivers a program designed to equip students with skills necessary for the navigation of Year 7 such as conflict resolution, problem solving, study skills for high school and cybersafety.
Mater Maria Catholic College is a co-educational school, for Years 7 to 12, located in the tranquil bush setting in Warriewood Valley.
Our College provides young people with an exceptional educational experience focused on learning, positive support networks and an infinite array of opportunities grounded in our shared College values of Community, Hospitality, Justice, Spirituality and Stewardship.
Our College provides an engaging, technology-complemented learning environment where both students and teachers are challenged to increase the learning gain for each individual. Quality transformational learning is our focus and through flexible learning structures and informed by the latest professional practice our teachers guide our students to nurture curiosity, develop quality relationships and achieve their personal best.
Graduates of Mater Maria not only do well, they make a positive impact in their local communities and the world in ways that matter. These pages provide a glimpse of the special opportunities provided to your sons and daughters at our College.
Welcome to the College, please feel free to come and see for yourself on our annual Open Day or book a tour.
Marc Reicher, College Principal
Mater Maria Catholic College is situated on Forest Road at Warriewood. Mater Maria is well serviced by a network of government and private bus services which provide transport to and from the College.
For the latest College timetables, maps and School Travel Pass Application, please visit Transport for NSW.
MATER MARIA RANKS IN THE TOP SCHOOLS LIST
Mater Maria Catholic College now ranks in the prestigious SMH’s Top 150 Schools List after the best HSC results the school has ever seen.
Nineteen students received an ATAR above 90 with Charlotte Crouch achieving the College’s highest ATAR of 97.2. Seventy-five students were on the Distinguished Achievers List, 49% of the cohort’s results were in the top 2 achievement bands and over 80% were in the top 3.
All Drama students excelled above 89%. All Extension 2 English students above 92% and Visual Arts had 6 Distinguished Achievers. Many students were selected or nominated for exemplary major works in a range of subjects.
“This significant improvement of HSC results is largely due to a focus on literacy and growth for every student and teacher. This collaborative team approach supported our students to maximise their results in both the HSC and Year 9 NAPLAN” said the Principal, Marc Reicher.
“I am immensely proud of the graduating class of 2022 for their persistence over the past 6 years, and I would like to thank the entire College community for supporting them on their various pathways to success.Many students gained early university entry, traineeships, apprenticeships, and employment even before their HSC exams and I am confident they will make a significant contribution to our society,” he said.
Passionate about offering a faith-centred Catholic co-education for boys and girls, Marc Reicher is an accomplished educator and leader whose career has spanned over 27 years.
Mr Reicher was appointed Principal at Mater Maria Catholic College in 2013 after serving as Acting Principal at St Leo’s Catholic College in Wahroonga. Prior to this, Mr Reicher was an Assistant Principal at St Leo’s.
Along with a Bachelor of Science Degree and Diploma in Education, Mr Reicher has a Masters in Educational Leadership.
Since becoming College Principal at Mater Maria nine years ago, Mr Reicher has developed an exceptional educational experience with a focus on continual improvement and developing positive learning networks.
He has introduced the expectation that all students are EPIC learners, those that are engaged in their learning, positive in their attitude, independent and connected to their community.
This model of learning is supported and taught by all teachers at the College and follows the good work of his predecessors in growing Mater Maria into the wonderful College that it is today – the largest high school in Broken Bay and the only co-educational Catholic secondary school on the Northern Beaches.
Mr Reicher is a strong and committed Catholic. Married for 23 years, he has two children. One recently completed HSC and the other is in Year 11. Mr Reicher is an active member of his local parish, the Holy Name of Mary in Rydalmere and enjoys all sports, particularly golf and cricket.
He welcomes all families that are seeking a faith-centred education for children in Years 7 to 12 on the Northern Beaches.
For more details you can visit their website at www.matermaria.edu.au.
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Mater Maria Catholic College – Warriewood
Applications for Year 7, 2025 close on Thursday 6 April, 2023