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News & Events

Sports Vests

May 21st, 2018

Now that we are well and truly experiencing the cold weather, remember that girls can purchase a Sports Vest to be worn over the Rugby top for extra warmth. These are available for $55 at the Uniform Shop on Tuesdays and Thursdays 1.00pm to 4.00pm.

The College Uniform Shop is open 1.00 - 4.00pm every Tuesday and Thursday during school term.

Four ways to manage the mid-year blues

The month ahead can be the most challenging for the whole year for some Year 12 students (and students at other levels and parents and teachers).

We can barely remember the beautiful long, summer days. Mornings are darker and colder. The excitement of the new year and the Formal is long forgotten.

Students with Disabilities Funding

May 15th, 2018

The Federal and State governments are changing the funding arrangements for the Students with Disabilities (SWD) Program.

It is important to note that the changes do not impact on 2018 funding allocations.

The Catholic Education Commission of Victorian (CECV) has requested the distribution of information about 2019 funding arrangement.

2018 School Production – Request for Props

May 15th, 2018

The following items are needed for the upcoming combined school production of 'The Wedding Singer', between St Joseph’s and Mater Christi.

Please check the list carefully and email Sharna Cousland if you can lend or donate items scousland@stjosephs.

Short-term Hosts needed

May 2nd, 2018

We are looking for expressions of interest from families able to host a Japanese student for Term 3.

The College has accepted 5 short-term students from Japan to join our community for a cultural and language development experience.  The girls are aged 15 – 17 years and are capable, enthusiastic and very excited about the prospect of learning more about Australia.

Principal’s Assembly Address: 1 May 2018

May 2nd, 2018

Good morning… especially on this beautiful autumn morning.

I’d like us all to consider just how we are being inspired by or responding to this year’s College theme… seek peace and pursue it.

How is this theme being reflected in our actions, and most particularly in our responses to others?

Last week, the nation collectively stopped on Anzac Day.

A few sneaky days off school

When I chose Outdoor and Environmental Studies as my higher study, I wasn’t completely sure what to expect from the subject.

I guess I was seeking the opportunity to participate in the outdoors, have a bit of fun and to maybe even have a few sneaky days off school.

Anzac Reflection

As we recall the many sacrifices made over too many wars by Australians, my prayer this Anzac day is that young people will recognize not only the tragedy that is war, but its inherent futility. May we grow as peaceful people, following Jesus’ teaching not only to love one another, but also to be ready and willing to ‘turn the other cheek’.

Lord make me an instrument of your peace
Where there is hatred let me sow love
Where there is injury, pardon
Where there is doubt, faith
Where there is despair, hope
Where there is darkness, light
And where there is sadness, joy

O divine master grant that I may
not so much seek to be consoled as to console
to be understood as to understand
To be loved as to love
For it is in giving that we receive
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned
And it's in dying that we are born to eternal life
Amen

Prayer of St Francis of Assisi
 

Mary Fitz-Gerald

Principal

The real value of a hot chocolate

Where do students go for help with important issues?

Support from parents (82.1%) is very significant, only just behind that of friends (87.4%) and the internet (58.8%).

The high attendance and engagement of students and their parents at our recent Progress Meetings confirms this key finding from the recent Mission Australia Youth Survey.

5 things to remember about NAPLAN

It’s almost NAPLAN time and as the community debate re-commences, students and teachers at Mater Christi College are at the ready.

Students nationwide in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will complete four tests covering reading, writing, language conventions and numeracy between 15 – 17 May.