The Ave Maria College Learning and Teaching Program is underpinned by our Learning and Teaching Policy which fosters our belief that God is ‘the source of all good.’ Thus, the Ave Maria College community encourages our young women to develop the goodness in themselves and to share their God-given gifts, in living the Gospel values. This policy also “guides each young woman to develop as a whole person, striving for excellence in all her endeavours.”
In Year 7 – 9 students participate in a solid core curriculum. In Year 10, students pursue more individualized programs, their program containing a mix of core and elective studies, which can include Victoria Certificate of Education (VCE) and Vocational Education and Training (VET) studies.
A comprehensive range of VCE and VET opportunities are offered at Years 11 and 12.
Additional programs are offered to support and extend classroom activities.
Year 7 – Orientation Day, Transition Day, Personal Development Day, Peer Support, Elders Mass
Year 8 – Wellbeing Day, Special Persons Mass
Year 9 – Adventure Camp, First Aid Course, My City, My Community Event, Wellbeing Day
Year 10 – Work Experience, Faith in Action Today (FIAT), personal Safety Day, Careers Day
Year 11 – Assembly Program (guest speakers), University Experience Day
Year 12 – Retreat, University Experience, Graduation and Valedictory Dinner
* All year Levels have a Faith Formation Day and a Social Justice Focus on awareness and fundraising.
See our Learning and Teaching Program Quick Guide and our Learning Charter for more information.