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Why Choose Mt Maria College Petrie

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Mt Maria College Petrie is a co-educational Catholic school in the Moreton Bay Region, north of Brisbane, catering for Years 7 – 12. The College’s aspirational mantra of ‘High Expectations, Resilience and Perseverance’ is a personal excellence standard and an invitation for students to do their best learning in a safe, supported, and caring environment.

The college offers a flexible and engaging curriculum to meet the needs of all students ranging from those with tertiary aspirations to those with specific educational needs.

The College is of particular interest to students who benefit from being in a small environment. A range of programs assist students to reach their full potential and equip them with learning, personal and employability skills which will serve them for life.

Nestled on four hectares of gardens and bushland, Mt Maria College Petrie is in the education precinct of the University of the Sunshine Coast and Our Lady of the Way Catholic Primary School. The campus provides a beautiful backdrop for teaching and learning.

Facilities include a new hospitality learning centre with a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen, sophisticated science lab and an arts and industrial design and technology centre. Students learn in modern air-conditioned classrooms and have access to the careers and resource centre and the innovations lab. Sporting facilities include the enclosed Kolbe Sports Centre and newly refurbished oval.

There’s a commercial Café on site for students, teachers and families that runs daily.

Girls playing chess at Mt Maria College

What are the sporting/extra-curricular options at Mt Maria College Petrie?

Mt Maria students take part in interschool sport as a member of the South East Colleges Association (SECA) Sport program, and can progress to District and Metropolitan North Sporing competitions. Students with individual sporting or co-curricular pursuits are also supported at the college.

There’s active engagement with Marist Schools Australia programs including the annual Marist Student Leadership Summit, cultural immersion trips and outreach activities such as Breakfast Club and Care to Cook. There’s regular homework tutorials and a computer, film and media club, debating, theatre sports, choir and band. A signature program at the College is the Formula Student race car program where students build a race car in an Engineering program, and then race it on the track at Lakeside Raceway.

Kids at Mt Maria College doing extra curricular activities

What makes Mt Maria College Petrie unique?

Being a school of just over 500 students makes Mt Maria College Petrie small enough so each student is known individually, and big enough to offer a wide range subjects and co-curricular activities leading to relevant post school pathways and opportunities.

A key element of the College’s success with students, and what staff do exceptionally well, is support young people to thrive in their learning and development through adolescence.

Students are equipped with life, technical and soft skills, and taught how to use technology so they are flexible and resilient learners who can experience success in any environment.

What are the public transport options to Mt Maria College Petrie?

Mt Maria College Petrie is serviced by public bus and train.

What are the school fees per term?

School fees, on a per term basis, are within the range of $1400-$1,500.

What are the boarding options at Mt Maria College Petrie?

There are no boarding options for the college.

Does Mt Maria College Petrie offer scholarships and how do we apply?

The College does not offer scholarships.

When is Mt Maria College’s open day?

Mt Maria College Petrie Virtual Open Day will be held on Wednesday, 14 June 2023 at 6.30pm. Register here to attend

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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