Teaching & Learning

​​​Vision for Learning

At Mt Maria College, we support our students to develop a growth mindset, enabling their progress into self-directed, lifelong learners who aspire to achieve their potential.  Mt Maria College offers a tailored program of study from Year 7-12 underpinned by our Marist values – Presence, Family Spirit, Love of Hard Work and Simplicity. ​ Framework.jpg

Our school-wide Pedagogical Framework translates our vision into everyday practice and is based on the belief that every student can learn.  It provides a consistent, evidence-based set of guidelines and resources to support our teachers in delivering high quality teaching that maximises learning for all students. We foster a strong academic culture by -

  • Setting high expectations of teachers and students

  • Utilising innovative, high-quality and evidence-based teaching practices

  • Differentiating learning experiences

  • Fostering a growth mindset

  • Celebrating student success

Student academic progress is carefully monitored, and formal reporting occurs three times per year.  It is our expectation that every student works hard at their learning through active participation in class and completing all set tasks.

The College aims to work in partnership with parents to achieve the best outcomes for students, with open communication channels essential for developing a positive home-school relationship.


The curriculum at Mt Maria College focuses on the sequential development of knowledge and critical thinking skills from Year 7-12.   The College offers a range of extension and support programs to ensure all students' learning needs are catered to.  ​​

The College offers programs based on the Australian Curriculum in Years 7-10, and QCAA syllabuses and AQF certificate courses during Years 11-12.  In Years 7 and 8, students are exposed to a broad range of subjects across the Key Learning Areas (KLAs). Learning in Years 9-12 is more individualised as students are able to tailor their learning program by choosing elective subjects that suit their interests and abilities to complement the core program. This enables students to follow an appropriate pathway leading to further study (University or TAFE) or work. ​

Extension programs include:Support programs include:
  • Extension core classes
  • Academic competitions
  • STEM Horizons program
  • Immersion opportunities
  • External study options for Years 11-12 students (University and Vocational)
  • Career education and counselling
  • Study skills workshops

  • Supported core classes
  • ESL Programs
  • Learning support specialists
  • Out of class time tutoring

Curriculum Structure ​(Click the relevant year level)

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