News & Events

Where are they now? Melanie Finch (1999)


During secondary school, Melanie was 100% sure she would never pursue a career in science or maths. Yet today she has a PhD in Geoscience and is a lecturer at Monash University.

Her ‘meandering’ pathway from performing arts student to Geoscientist may seem a major divergence, and yet links back to a childhood interest in the way the earth was formed.

Update: Semester 1 Progress Reports and Progress Meetings

*Please note changes to original advice highlighted in red

Progress Reports provide a detailed overview of a student’s level of achievement and work practices in each of their subjects in Semester 1.  Year 9 students do not receive a full report in the middle of the year but a Progress Statement at the end of each seven-week rotation and a full Progress Report at the end of the year.

Inspiring sustainability for this world and the next

June 1st, 2021

Meeting Mars One Program candidate, Dianne McGrath has inspired Gemma (Year 9) to work towards a more sustainable future for our planet.

Dianne McGrath is a one of 100 international candidates for the Mars One Program, a one-way trip to Mars. This mission aims to set up the first human colony on Mars and Dianne is keen to help.

Principal’s Desk – 27 May 2021

May 27th, 2021

This week we gathered as a school community to celebrate the many events and achievements that have already occurred during Term 2.  We also commemorated the beginning of Reconciliation Week 2021 with a very beautiful and thought-provoking reflection.

Knowledge Week – Adventures in Space and Time


A very successful week of student engagement began with an Open Mic. Students spoke with great passion about mental health, the love for a grandfather, the difference a small act of kindness can make, and Bollywood, to name just a few.

The Sphero Chariot Team Building Challenge asked students to use imagination, collaboration and design skills.

Ancient China Day


On Monday 13 May, The Museum of Ancient China visited Mater Christi to introduce our next unit of study in Year 7 Humanities.

The sessions explored many Ancient Chinese ideas and concepts. Students were able to immerse themselves in activities like Kung Fu and lantern making, as well as be informed about ancient Chinese inventions that still impact our world today.

Students secure grant to fund Indigenous garden


Work will soon begin on a new garden on the grounds of the College, designed to build relationships with our local Indigenous community, and raise awareness of Indigenous culture and history.

The project comes about thanks to our Catholic Action Program (CAP) Class of 2020, who formulated the idea and made a submission to the Rerum Novarum Awards program last year, in the hope of securing a grant.

Creative Arts Exhibition and Award Winners


Three pieces of exceptional student artwork have recently been recognised and included as part of the Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS) Creative Arts Exhibition.

Each year, students from Catholic schools around Victoria are chosen to display their work at the exhibition, that runs in conjunction with Catholic Education Week.

The benefits of leadership and an all-girls education

Opportunities for leadership, and an all-girls education contributed to Lillie's confidence and success in secondary school

Leadership has been a constant for 2020 College Co-Captain and Dux, Lillie.

In her early years at Mater Christi Lillie was Middle School SoJuST Captain.

Principal’s Desk – 29 April 2021

It has been wonderful to welcome students and staff back to Term 2 and I am sure we have all noticed the chill in the air. One of the delights of Belgrave is that the seasons take on real meaning with trees bursting with deep Autumn hues against the mountain ash.