‘Kalaya’ means to ask or question (Wembawemba, Kulin Langauge)
In our search for truth and our love of learning we pursue wisdom.
Questions have been part of our journey towards knowledge of ourselves and the wider world since the beginning of time.
All of us, the child, the elder, the teacher are on such a journey.
Santa Maria College is committed to the Good Samaritan tradition of education, which values endeavours that seek to nurture and develop the dignity of each person:
‘A thoughtful respect for independent learning, the importance of exercising the mind and an immersion and participation in rich and authentic learning experiences, are key elements for a successful approach by an individual student to her learning. This approach is outward looking, thoughtful of the other and supportive of authentic partnerships with the community.’
Kalaya Library is a resource rich environment that supports this vision and rationale as the place to:-
ask, question, inquire, research, discover, collaborate and create.