As a co-educational and comprehensive community, Mater Maria
Catholic College aims to engage each student in her/his journey to feel
empowered to make wise and mature life choices. The school’s atmosphere is
Catholic, purposeful, caring and dynamic and promotes a natural spirit of
inclusion and social justice which aims to develop broad-minded young men and
women who are ready to contribute actively to society and a life of continual
learning. A comprehensive range of courses within the curriculum enables
students to choose according to their needs and aspirations, now and for the
future. Many opportunities are offered to extend students’ interests, talents
and achievement in extracurricular activities. Mater Maria aims to provide a
safe and protective environment in which each child is valued, listened to and
known as a person. The school nurtures the transitions from primary to
secondary, from young child to adolescent, from school to workplace, from
anxious moments to self-confidence so that each and every child grows with
confidence and dignity into a competent, resilient young adult able to meet the
challenges of the contemporary world.

Facilities: All classrooms are digitally networked with IT, ceiling
mounted projectors and audio systems. Students are further empowered in their
learning through the use of four computer laboratories and the Fitzmaurice
Learning Centre, a 250sqm open plan learning centre of 143 networked computers.
Notebook trolleys are available across the site. Specialised learning spaces
exist for electronics, drama, fitness, hospitality, languages, music, science,
timber, textiles and visual arts.

Electives Years 9 and 10: Commerce, Drama, Food Technology,
Industrial Technology — Electronics or Wood, Information & Software
Technology, Italian, Japanese, Music, Physical Activities & Sports Studies,
Textiles Technology, Visual Arts, Visual Design.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Ancient History, Biology, Business
Studies, Chemistry, Drama, Earth & Environmental Science, Economics,
Extension English 1, Extension English 2, Food Technology, Geography,
Hospitality, Industrial Technology — Electronics, Industrial Technology —
Timber, Information Processes & Technology, Italian, Japanese, Legal
Studies, Mathematics, Mathematics Extension 1, Mathematics Extension 2,
Mathematics (General), Modern History, Extension History, Music 1, PDHPE,
Physics, Society and Culture, Software Design and Development, Studies of
Religion 1 & 2, Textiles and Design, Visual Arts, selected TAFE.

Sport: Athletics, biathlon, basketball, body boarding,
cross-country, cricket, netball, rugby union, rugby league, sailing, soccer,
skiing, snowboarding, swimming, surf lifesaving, surfing, tennis, touch
football, water polo. 

Extracurricular activities: Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme,
debating, dramatic acting classes, drama productions, environment club,
languages club, mock trial, choral groups and music ensembles, overseas tours,
public speaking, roadie crew, social justice groups and student representative

Welfare and personal development: A tradition of attentive nurturing
embodies all areas of college life wherein every student is known as a person and is challenged to reach her or his full
development. Developed programs exist in the areas of special needs and gifted
and talented so to encourage and nurture each student.

Special features: The college has achieved public acclaim and is
renowned for its many bands and chorale groups, touring drama performances and
Eisteddfod wins, sporting successes, its commitment to environmental protection
along the Warriewood Escarpment, public speaking, debating, art exhibitions,
its spiritual retreats, charitable works and outdoor education camps. This
benefits students in their academic pursuits and can be seen in sound School
Certificate and HSC results.

School Information

Mater Maria Catholic College
  • Type: Catholic
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: Catholic
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 860 students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered: N/A  
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre: N/A
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: None
  • Fees: As for catholic systemic schools.
  • Address:5 Forest Road, Warriewood 2102
  • Phone:02 9997 7044
  • Fax:02 9997 6042
  • HSC Subjects offered:Please contact the school
  • Clubs and Extra-curricular programs:Competitions, Debating & Public Speaking, Drama Production, Duke of Edinburgh, Mock Trial, Music Ensembles, Overseas Tour, Sound Crew

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