Mt Maria Social Media Guidelines

​​​​As adults, it is our responsibility to model for our children the appropriate use of Social Media. Using sites such as Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram to challenge others about their approach to an issue, is not the place or the way. We need to model to our young people that if they have a problem, feel uncomfortable, or want to discuss a significant issue, it is best done face to face in a real conversation.

We provide Facebook pages to our College community to connect families, to acknowledge our student achievements, to celebrate College life through photos and videos, and to provide reminders to parents of College-related matters. Unfortunately, there have been some members of our community misusing social media to raise concerns regarding specific subjects, teachers, and in some cases, students. Posting on Social Media does not provide the College, or the person targeted, with the opportunity to adequately address the issue, and conversations on our pages that cannot be addressed on the platform, will be closed for further discussion. Specific references to staff, students or parents (directly or indirectly) about concerns in any Facebook forum are inappropriate, do not adhere to our College's Social Media guidelines, and will be removed.

We urge families to contact the College directly if they have any concerns regarding their son or daughter's education. We are here to listen and work together, and we work hard to provide the best learning environment we can.




You agree, through use of the Mt Maria College Facebook groups or pages:

  • That you will not post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or which otherwise breaches any law.
  • That advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations constitute inappropriate use of the forum.
  • That the copyright of any copyrighted material is owned by you.
  • That you are solely responsible for the content of your post and you indemnify Mt Maria College in respect of any costs, expenses, losses, damages, or claims arising out of your use of this forum.
  • Mt Maria College reserves the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we have) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any of your posts.
  • By contributing to this forum, you consent that you are aware that once posted online; any comment, photo or video can be shared, copied and/or manipulated. You may not be able to control how a comment, photo or video is used by others.

Requests to join the Mt Maria College Official Parents Community will only be accepted if the request has been made by a parent or guardian of a current Mt Maria student. All requests are corroborated by ​the College administration database.​

Given that posts appear in real-time, it is impossible for Mt Maria College to review a post before it becomes publicly readable. Mt Maria College cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any post.

Mt Maria College actively monitors posts but is not responsible for the content of posts. A post expresses the views of its author and does not represent the views of Mt Maria College.

Mt Maria College has the ability to remove objectionable posts and will make every effort to do so within a reasonable time frame, allowing for the manual nature of the removal process. Mt Maria College reserves the right to remove any post without providing a reason.

Any user who has an objection to a post is encouraged to contact the Facebook moderator, on or report it using proper Facebook process.

Any photos posted by parents remain the property of the copyright holder, however the College reserves the right to use photos for publication in College newsletters or yearbooks and online blogs, apps and other online media, and on our website. They may also be used for display in photo montages on assemblies. If you have a concern about particular photos of your children being posted, please kindly ask the poster to remove them.

As a College, we encourage open communication and discourse within the College community, and if you have any College issues that you would like to raise, please do so by contacting a member of the College Leadership Team directly. Posting potentially inflammatory concerns is not considered proper use of the forum.