We educate 750 girls in a safe and secure environment; each girl knowing that she will be cared for and supported, through our strong pastoral care structures.
We offer educational programs that are relevant, innovative and challenging. Curriculum is constantly renewed so that courses of study can continue to reflect the needs of our students, a wide range of options is available for students in the senior years, including VCE, VET and VCAL programs.
We believe that learning and development should occur within a framework that values and engenders the principles of inclusiveness, justice, love and forgiveness.
We recognise value and encourage the diversity of many cultures and religions within the school, as both a reflection of the broader community and as a means of understanding the wider world.
Transition to secondary school is a period of adjustment for the individual student and for the entire family. At Marian, we have a team of teachers working to ensure that each family experiences a deep sense of belonging as quickly as possible. Entering secondary school is an exciting stage of life.
Marian College - Pursuing excellence and innovation in a supportive environment to create positive futures for all students.
Rita Grima and Raymond Pisani
The students of Marian College are invited to participate in an exciting learning journey throughout their secondary years. Underpinning our work is the core value of engendering a love of learning, hope and a sense of purpose in our students. Innovative programs and pedagogies equip Marian students with skills, values and attitudes that prepare them for life-long learning.
We recognise that student learning and their wellbeing are inextricably connected and therefore learning and teaching take place in an environment that is supportive and challenging. We encourage students to take risks in their learning and forge their individual identity and pathway.
The curriculum at Marian College provides students in Years 7 to 10 with a broad range of core subjects and electives that provide a springboard from which they can shape their senior years program. In Years 11 and 12 students select from the Victorian Certificate of Education or the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning. In both programs a diverse number of VCE subjects and Vocational Education and Training modules and certificates are available.
Marian College aims to provide students with far more than a standard academic curriculum. At lunchtime, after school and on weekends, students and staff are involved in a range of co-curricular activities.
Students can partake in a number of sporting activities including inter-school sports such as Athletics, Badminton, Netball, Soccer, Indoor Cricket, Tennis and Basketball.
In our Performing Arts faculty, an active interest and appreciation of the Arts is achieved through involvement in Instrumental Music Tuition, the Biennial School Production, Choir, Band and Student Concerts/Performances.
Students have the opportunity to join various clubs and to participate in competitions and challenges held across the year. Some of these include:
Justice & Democracy
St Vincent de Paul
Marian Leos Club
Marian has a variety of facilities that enable our students to benefit from their learning experiences.
Resource Centre with books, periodicals, reference and audio visual resources for student research. A growing selection of the collection is available online, and accessible from wherever students have an internet connection.
CATHERINE KELLY LANGUAGE CENTRE
The Catherine Kelly Language Centre houses three large classroom spaces, a kitchen facility and smaller breakout spaces to facilitate the learning of literacy and language. Equipped with digital technologies, the language centre supports teacher best practice in the use of contemporary learning tools.
Three fully equipped Science laboratories.
1:1 LAPTOP PROGRAM
Each student is provided with a windows based laptop when she enrols at the College. This personal device supports learning across all curriculum areas. At Years 11 and 12 students are also able to connect their own personal device to the College internet to support the extension of personalised learning.
PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
Performing Arts Centre with large spaces for Music and Drama classes, rehearsal spaces and smaller rooms for individual and small group instrumental tuition.
DESIGN EDUCATION WAREHOUSE
Specialist Visual Arts and Technology rooms for Art, Ceramics, Painting, Wood Work, Printmaking, Textiles, Visual Communication, Media (including studio digital editing facilities), Photography (including dark room) and Food Technology.
SPORTS EDUCATION FACILITIES
Multi-purpose Gymnasium (shared facility with St Paul's Primary School), an outdoor basketball court and fitness facility.
330 seat Auditorium with professional lighting, sound and video 1 data projection facilities, for school gatherings, presentations and performances.
This two-level Senior Years Centre provides learning and independent classroom spaces. Students are able to work alongside teachers and Year Level Leaders located in the centre. A kitchen is also available for Senior students.
The wellbeing of all students is the focus of all learning and teaching at Marian College. The quality of our pastoral care provides for the optimum environment for learning and the responsibility for its implementation is shared by all staff. Dimensions of Pastoral Care include the quality of relationships, the formation of self-discipline and responsibility, pastoral programs, comprehensive and inclusive approaches to teaching and learning, supportive school/family relationships, effective networks of care and a coordinated and supportive organisational structure.
Marian College is committed to encouraging each student to develop to her fullest potential, physically, intellectually, socially, emotionally and spiritually. This involves encouraging students to develop self-respect, self discipline, responsibility, respect for the community and the communication skills necessary to maintain healthy relationships. This ideal is achieved through our:
Restorative Justice Program
Liturgies and Assemblies
Student Leadership structure
Personal Development Programmes
Social Justice involvement
Learning and Teaching Program
Our College is steeped in a tradition of giving witness to the Brigidine Core Values. Student wellbeing naturally emanates from these values and also from our Vision and Mission Statements. Moreover, as a Catholic community we have as our focus the gospel message and we commit to giving each student an experience of real Christian values and the opportunity to grow in faith.
The College bus services have pick up/drop off points in the following areas:
• Bus 1: Werribee-Hoppers Crossing-Truganina
• Bus 2: Point Cook-Laverton-Altona Meadows-Derrimut
• Bus 3: Hillside-Sydenham-Caroline Springs-Ballarat Road
• Bus 4: Bacchus Marsh-Melton-Rockbank-Burnside-Deer Park
• Bus 5: Deer Park (Quinn St)-Derrimut MORNING ONLY
The College is charging a flat fee of $185 per student per term (GST inclusive) in 2015 for each of its services. The bus fees are charged and payable in advance at the start of each term.
For more information: http://www.mariansw.catholic.edu.au/1113