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Welcome to Santa Sophia Catholic College!

I am proud and privileged to be a part a team committed to making a difference in the lives of children, in our community and to transforming education.

As you explore the information on our school website you will discover that Santa Sophia does things a little differently. Our thinking is guided by the best research, theory and practise on learning and teaching.

This is because our view of education requires us to be flexible, responsive and open to new research and uncompromising in our endeavours to keep the spirit of learning shining bright for our students. This generates a dynamic and considered school environment where purposeful change occurs quickly and equates to an ever-improving learning program. For The way we achieve our goals will be unique because it will involve partnerships between schools, locally, interstate and internationally.

We believe that Santa Sophia can be right for every child, however, we respect it must also be a match for a family’s hopes for their child’s future and also offer the best opportunity for that child to succeed. Making the right educational choice is as important for us as it is for you.

We welcome your interest in Santa Sophia School and hope you enjoy learning about us. Our partnership with families plays a key role in ensuring we achieve the best for each child. The fact that you are exploring education options for your child demonstrates that you place value on the role education plays in shaping your young person’s future.

As we would love to be a part of your child’s learning adventure, I warmly welcome you to visit our school so that you can discover firsthand what makes The ‘Santa Sophia Way’ unique.

We hope to see you here soon.

Mark De Vries

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