Having a belief in something that is bigger than ourselves is beneficial for wellbeing.

Spiritual practice helps students understand their connection to others and the world, develops skills in meditation, prayer, gratitude, and reflection that can calm the mind, reduce stress and anxiety, and improve overall wellbeing.  The Mt Maria community endeavours to imitate Mary's tenderness and concern for others and, as part of that community, students are provided many opportunities to reflect upon local, national and world events and other issues from the perspective of Gospel Values, social justice and the dignity of human beings.  Such reflection leads to a deepening of the spiritual dimension of students' lives and develops their sense of belonging and connectedness to others, which leads to a meaningful life and greater life satisfaction. Below are some of the activities provided at Mt Maria that supports students' spiritual wellbeing:
  • The College Caritas group coordinates service and justice action projects for the college, with a senior group and a junior group, facilitated by staff and Social Justice Student Leaders
  • Students can volunteer to be involved in working at the Ozanam House hostel for the homeless, at Rosies, Mates BBQ with the homeless, Street Retreat, Respite Care, Good Shepherd Trading Circle and other outreach programs including the option to be involved in Immersions.
  • Students also have opportunities to work with other schools and organisations throughout the year in Catholic faith, spiritual formation and social action.
  • Retreats and reflection days:  Retreats and reflection days are an integral part of the faith life of the Mt Maria College community. The programme for our students begins in Year 7, and continues at each year level through to Year 12.  More information can be found here:  Faith in Action (mtmaria.qld.edu.au)
  • Champagnat Day Celebrations: Feast day of the Marcellin Champagnat, founder of the Marist Brothers provides an opportunity for a whole school community celebration.‚Äč