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News & Events

Principal’s Desk – 26 June 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We have reached the halfway mark, and I trust that we are all looking forward to a rest and some relaxation in the holidays ahead. As always, the term has been busy with students working methodically through scheduled classes, interspersed with excursions, performances, competitions and memorable events.

SCSA Cross Country 2017

June 26th, 2017

It was the perfect winter's day for the SCSA Division 1 Cross Country Competition.

The rain held off as our 30 enthusiastic girls completed a 3km course.

We had some great results from the day.

Georgia O’Halloran finished 1st, Jennifer Sahely finished 6th and Ashlynn O’Halloran 7th  in the Junior section and Abi Kenny finished 6th in the Intermediate section.

Homestay Hosts – Expressions of Interest (EOI)

We are looking for local families interested in providing Homestay accommodation for our international students.

Hosting an international student can be an interesting and rewarding opportunity for many households and families.

For further information on the role of Hosts, Homestay Fees and the Mater Christi International Student Program, click here.

Funding Matters

Discussions are continuing to clarify significant justice issues which remain around the recent Coalition government’s ‘Gonski 2.0’ funding model.  Education Minister, Senator Simon Birmingham in his most recent letter to schools states “we believe that every student deserves fair funding support…” and so “the Australian Government’s Quality Schools funding reforms will give every student in every school Commonwealth funding on a genuine needs-basis” (1 June, 2017).

In view of his stated commitment to fair funding, we are disturbed by the apparent disparity in allocations across schools, including significant variation within our own region, which leads us to question the way in which the SES defines any community’s capacity to contribute.

Victorian Child Protection Update

Further reforms in Child Protection (Safe) legislation are now in place through the implementation of the new Reportable Conduct Scheme, a new Duty of Care to Prevent Child Abuse and more clarification around Working With Children Check requirements.

As a consequence, we report all allegations of misconduct to the Victorian Commission for Children and Young People, require a Working With Children Check for all people engaged by the College  and ensure always that ‘reasonable precautions’ are taken to prevent physical or sexual abuse of a student by any individual associated with the College.

Principal’s Desk – 7 June 2017

The signs of winter are clearly about – cold and frosty mornings, shorter days……..along with the pace of semester-end assessments and exam schedules! It would be wrong to dismiss these as ‘first world’ issues and yet, as we consider the implications of tragic events unfolding on news media with increasing frequency, for many young people across our world, such routines and expectations would seem utter bliss.

Semester One Reports and Progress Meetings

The central role of Progress Meetings is to provide individual feedback to students and parents, so we encourage everyone to make use of this opportunity to discuss student learning.

The focus of Progress Meetings is to involve all  members of the learning partnership, the student, parent and teacher, in a conversation about student progress, development and direction.

Middle School Cross Country 2017

The MCC Middle School’s Cross Country event took place last Friday, June 2. We couldn’t have asked for better weather for the competition as it turned out to be a perfect day with the sun shining.  It was great to see all the girls giving it a go even if they were walking!

The girls enjoyed  lunch at Grant’s Picnic Ground before walking back to school for the awards.

Try stuff that you never thought of doing before

June 4th, 2017

McKinsey & Company is a Global Management Consulting firm. They recently produced a series of short videos on the future of work. Below is one of those videos, "What skills will be needed?".

Robots have long carried out routine physical activities, but increasingly machines can also take on more sophisticated tasks.