News & Events

Principal’s Desk – 23 October 2017

It’s fourth term, and our days are markedly different… warmer and lighter thanks to daylight saving time yet also busier and more focused as final assessments loom along with farewell and graduation events.  For students in Year 12 classes, the calendar uncompromisingly commands their immediate attention, with performance exams already over for some, and final ‘swotting’ the rule for all.

Traffic Management

Traffic Management and Safety around the College is a priority – for drivers, pedestrians and local residents.

For travelling to and from school, all drivers are asked to:

Travel with utmost care – observe 40 kmh zoning
Enter Bayview Road from the South end (not the Belgrave end) during peak times
Avoid double parking
Use the drop-off zone on Bayview Road, school side ONLY
Obey all parking signs – Council Parking Officers are often in the area

Thank you for your cooperation.

Principal’s Desk – 18 September 2017

Celebrating student leadership

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”   Keely O’Halloran, Leadership Speech, August, 2017

Over this past week, we have been privileged to celebrate and witness the fervour of young people seeking and expressing leadership aspirations in a variety of ways.

Summer uniform

As we end the term, it’s a good opportunity to check that summer uniform items fit well, are in good condition and meet College expectations. (more…)

Principal’s Desk – 13 September 2017

Looking back on Term 3 2017

Welcome to students, parents, visitors, staff, to everyone here today for our Term 3 College Assembly.

I like you, am very aware, there is only one more week of term to go, and what a busy time we have had.

While today, we are here to celebrate the particular and outstanding achievements of some, in terms of school leadership and learning excellence, I would like to offer a great vote of thanks to every student who has ‘participated actively and creatively in the affairs of this community’ over this third term.

Principal’s Desk – 5 September 2017

It was a capacity audience across all six performances of our first combined musical production, a great achievement indeed for a musical performance shared across two schools – St Joseph’s and Mater Christi College – for the first time.

As the inaugural Mater Christi & St Joseph’s Colleges musical production, Mary Poppins was a great achievement on many fronts, not the least being that it was delightfully entertaining.

Girls and Science Breakfast

August 28th, 2017

Six students from Year 11 and 12 recently attended The Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia Annual Science Breakfast at Mentone Girls Grammar.

The breakfast gave us the opportunity to meet like-minded students and talk to women in science professions.

Term 3 Progress Statements and Meetings (part 2)

Term 3 Progress Statements are available on the Parent Portal.

Bookings for the final session of Years 7- 12 Progress Meetings will close Tuesday 10 October at 5:00pm.

This session of Years 7-12 Progress Meetings will be held:

Wednesday 11 October, 2:00 – 8:30pm (All students dismissed 1:00pm)

All parents and students are encouraged to attend the Progress Meetings as these meetings form a vital component of the reporting process.

Principal’s Desk – 23 August 2017

It was the coldest of days… but this could not dampen the enthusiasm of students and staff throughout last week’s Mater Day celebrations.

Congratulations to all who supported this event, starting with our Mass celebration – well done to our new Year 7 Choir, followed by many fundraiser stalls – whoever wouldn’t pay for a snack on Krispy Kremes, an icey cone and fairy floss?. Let’s be clear, no animals were harmed by any of these – there were no leftovers!

After a quick but effective cleanup, the Hall became the place, with an audience quivering with excitement (or was it an overload of sugar?) yet systematically encouraged, tantalised and then competently controlled by the Arts Student Leader team.

Why Teach Teenagers?

August 7th, 2017
Why Teach Teenagers?


It’s all about future pathways these days at school.  What subjects? What courses?  What career direction?  How to make sensible decisions?  For those considering the noble profession of teaching, there’s great moral purpose to be found from a true story at recent staff reflection.