Ave Maria College

Principal Tanya Hutton
Year levels Years 7-12
Enrolment numbers 800
Boarding or day
Website https://avemaria.vic.edu.au/
Address 14/22 Vida St
Aberfeldie VIC 3040

A Catholic secondary girls’ College, established by the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary in 1962. The school motto, ‘Ad veritatem per caritatem’ (Striving for truth through love), expresses the Franciscan charism which inspires us in our work. Faith, caring and learning are the pillars upon which our school stands. Highly qualified teachers, modern facilities and well-resourced programs provide an outstanding learning environment. Respectful and positive relationships are essential to sustaining a harmonious learning environment. We are an Accredited Restorative Practices school, our approach to ensuring that all people are treated with dignity and respect. Our girls express feeling safe at school and happily connected with their peers. The Peer Support Program builds links between senior and junior girls. We strive to assist each person to gain a strong sense of self through a full, creative and life-giving community membership. The College is a welcoming community where families and staff, working in partnership, seek to provide girls with a well-balanced education. Religious Education is a core study. Girls may explore their relationship with God through Masses, liturgies, retreats and reflection days. An active Faith and Social Justice Group drives action and fundraising for social change. We value achievement and endeavour, and recognise and celebrate both. We recognise our young women are individuals and encourage each to achieve her personal best across the breadth and depth of her studies. Accelerated learning and modified programs are offered. Students can attain the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) along with Certificates in Vocational Education and Training (VET). Our students attain outstanding results across the curriculum, and the school is recognised for students being known, cared for and catered for. Extracurricular activities include international language and culture study tours, outdoor education camps, and a range of interschool sports and cultural activities such as Public Speaking, Debating and Languages competitions. The College provides students with the opportunity to develop spiritually, socially and intellectually in order to become active and positive participants in society.