News & Events

#ALWAYSAMATERGIRL – Angela Ballard (née Hutchinson)

As a social and diligent student, Angela enjoyed her time at Mater Christi, but struggled with English and writing. After leaving school in Year 11, and working in banking for a year, she was accepted into the Women’s Royal Australian Navy. It was here that Angela’s career and personal potential really took off, and she became a trailblazer in her field.

2024 College Leadership


Following today’s presentation to the College community, we are proud to celebrate and acknowledge the great potential and huge commitment of our student leaders for 2024. We wish them every success in their next chapter of study and leadership.

MATER MOMENTS – Meet Dan Godfrey

August 24th, 2023

MATER MOMENTS – Meet Dan Godfrey

Our Facilities Manager - Dan (The Man) Godfrey - joined the Mater Christi community just three months ago and is already making his mark, having recently organised a student tree-planting activity as part of National Tree Day.

#ALWAYSAMATERGIRL – Simone Cook (2013)

Seeing a perceived failure in a positive light can be easier said than done sometimes. Yet, Class of 2013 student Simone Cook’s journey to becoming an Embryologist is proof that everything happens for a reason, even when we can’t see it at the time.

MATER MOMENTS – Meet Amanda Bischof-Foster

July 27th, 2023

Fond memories of her time as a student Mater Christi led Amanda Bischof-Foster back to the College as a teacher in 2005, and she hasn’t looked back. Amanda says the young people she teaches, her passionate colleagues, a supportive team environment, and opportunities for growth and leadership, keep her engaged and committed to the job she loves.

Year 7 DEAR Challenge 2023

July 26th, 2023

In Term 3, a thrilling challenge awaits the Year 7 students , asking them to 'Drop Everything And Read' (DEAR). This initiative forms part of the Wide Reading program and runs for the next six weeks.

Students are encouraged to dedicate as much of their free time as possible  each day to DEAR, igniting a fierce competition that promises prizes and incentives for those who read the most.

YEAR 12 REFLECTIONS – Bronya Robinson

June 22nd, 2023

Class of 2022 student, Bronya Robinson describes Year 12 as a ‘marathon’ not a sprint. Over time she honed her approach to study by trying lots of different ways to get work done, maintaining her focus and looking after herself.

Throughout secondary school at Mater Christi, Bronya enjoyed the multitude of opportunities made available to her, exploring the things she is passionate about and pushing herself out of her comfort zone.

60 Years of Mater Christi

June 20th, 2023


2023 marks the 60th Anniversary of Mater Christi College. We are incredibly proud of our long history of educating young women from in and around the Dandenong Ranges.

In 2023, we celebrate all that Mater Christi College has been, continues and strives to be.

#ALWAYSAMATERGIRL – Louise Mugridge (2016)

Louise's pursuit of a career in Medicine stems from a deep desire to give back to her community and make a difference in other people's lives. Like so many other past students, Louise says these were values instilled in her during her time at the Mater Christi.

The girl who decided to go for it!

May 25th, 2023

At just 14 years old, Jessica has already learnt and actioned much of what would be taught in a Business/Marketing Degree – and she’s done it all under her own steam. This Sunday, 28 May markes the launch of Jessie Clair Active – and the fruition of Jessica’s dream to create a tween activewear range designed by a tween.