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.
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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.
Anti-bullying taken seriously at Mater Maria Catholic College
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.
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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