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Mater Maria Catholic College – Warriewood
Mater Maria Catholic College is a Years 7 to 12 Systemic co-educational day school focused on learning, collaboration and rich and positive relationships. It is located in Warriewood on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.
5 Forest Road
Warriewood
NSW
2102
Sydney Northern Beaches
02 9997 7044
northern beaches
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Mr Marc Reicher
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Set high in a tranquil bush location, Mater Maria Catholic College is a co-educational school for Years 7 to 12. It prides itself on providing students with an exceptional educational experience focused on learning, positive support networks and an infinite array of opportunities reflecting the College values of Community, Hospitality, Justice, Spirituality and Stewardship that are grounded in the Catholic faith.

We provide 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. 

Please feel free to come and see for yourself at one of our small group tours. Click here to book an appointment. 

At Mater Maria we strive to develop EPIC students who are;

- Engaged in learning
- Positive in their attitude
- Independent by taking personal responsibility to reach their full potential
- Connected by collaborating with teachers and peers

Learning is the primary focus at the College and as a co-educational community our teachers confidently embrace the uniqueness of each student, actively seeking to develop the special gifts that each student has by tailoring learning to their needs.

The College provides opportunities for creative problem solving, critical thinking and instilling a love of lifelong learning.

Mater Maria is a vibrant, nurturing community, providing creative, academic and sport loving students with a diverse program of knowledge and skills to maximise their individual achievement and provide them with the opportunity to flourish beyond school.
The College site is organised around a grand staircase which ascends to the heart of the College - the beautiful Mater Maria Chapel.

The facilities are modern and technologically equipped to offer engaging and creative ways for collaborating, communicating and delivering the curriculum. The site is wirelessly networked to service their ‘Bring Your Own Device’ program.

The College has indoor and outdoor agile learning spaces, new administration and staff facilities, an easily accessible student welfare hub, a new café style canteen and the old parts of the school have been reconfigured into 6 new classrooms, a new junior kitchen, a purpose-built STEM lab that thrives with over 1,000 students each receiving a holistic Catholic education.

It also has specialised learning spaces for electronics, digital learning, drama, fitness, hospitality, languages, music, science, timber, textiles and visual arts.

Students have the benefit of performing and presenting in the Byrne Theatre auditorium and the Marana Complex, which is an impressive gymnasium and gathering space for College events.

In the open air, the Mater Maria Oval, covered outdoor court and cricket nets provide training grounds and pitches for a number of Mater Maria's sporting teams.

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:

  • Social Justice initiatives
  • Faith formation events e.g. World Youth Day and Australian Catholic Youth Festivals
  • An overseas immersion tour as well as sporting and cultural tours
  • Sport – a wide variety of representative sports as well as fitness training
  • The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
  • Performing arts programs including music ensembles and individual tutoring, drama and dance groups
  • Creative arts clubs
  • Debating and Public speaking
  • Various academic competitions e.g. chemistry titration and mock trial
  • Environmental stewardship activities
  • House based competitions and activities

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.

Everyone at Mater Maria is called to take up the challenge of living the College's five values - Community, Justice, Hospitality, Spirituality and Stewardship - to discover new ways to realise the parable of the Good Samaritan.
Inspired by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, Mater Maria provides a well-rounded, high quality education for young men and women within the welcoming environment of a Catholic faith community. The College aims to build an educational foundation for life with an emphasis on social justice and the celebration of the uniqueness of the individual by:

• Encouraging a sense of community
• Promoting gospel values
• Nurturing the human spirit
• Developing a welcoming, peaceful environment
• Providing opportunities for the realisation of potential
• Education for life

Anti-bullying taken seriously at Mater Maria Catholic College

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 Mater Maria Catholic College in Warriewood takes anti-bullying very seriously. Every year, its Year 11 Drama students visit several primary schools to perform their play “The Power of Some” to students in years 4, 5 and 6.  The play, which coincides with the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence, is an important day in Mater’s calendar to join with other schools across Australia to say ‘Bullying. No Way!’

The play examines various types of bullying and follows the experiences of primary aged characters as they learn the power that bystanders possess – by supporting the characters being bullied, the bullying can be squashed.

"Not everyone has to be best friends, they just need to treat each other fairly" the high schoolers state.

“It is a wonderful opportunity for our students to write and perform a play that speaks loudly to younger students on a topic that impacts many” said Marc Reicher, College Principal.

“The play, now 15 years in the making, is both written and performed by our Drama students. We’re thankful that health restrictions lifted just in time for our show to hit the road and we look forward to another great play next year!” he said.

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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.

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