Students in VCE who are of EAL background are supported in their studies through the completion of VCE EAL English. This is taught by an EAL qualified senior English teacher.
Santa Maria College has a long history of providing educational opportunities for students with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background. The school fosters a culture that values Indigenous heritage, and students are supported by our Koorie Education Worker Trevor Gallagher. The College aims to celebrate and inform the wider community about Indigenous culture, and acknowledge that their spiritual beliefs and cultural connections to the land are as important today as they have been in the past. We recognise Indigenous events during the year such as Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week.