News & Events

Principal’s Desk – 13 March 2018

This long weekend reminds us not only that the end of term is nigh but more significantly that we are halfway through Lent, with Easter only three weeks away. During this time of Lent, we as Christians are encouraged to reflect through prayer, abstinence and giving to others, on Jesus' life, his suffering and sacrifice, his death and resurrection.

Term 1 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.

As distinct from the traditional parent-teacher evening, where teachers deliver, and parents receive, our focus is to involve all three members of the learning partnership, the student, parent and teacher, in a conversation about student learning, goals and direction.

2018 School Production – Request for 80’s costumes

March 6th, 2018

This year’s combined school production between St Joseph’s and Mater Christi is The Wedding Singer.

The production team is currently looking for a number of 80’s costumes including 4-5 wedding dresses (lots of taffeta, lace and satin) and formal wear, don’t forget the ruffled shirts.

Am I over-parenting?

February 26th, 2018

Dr Judith Locke, acclaimed psychologist and author of “The Bonsai Child” was the third presenter in our “All about Girls” Welcome Nights.  Judith takes a refreshing and challenging look at 21st Century parenting. She strips away all the “reach for the stars fluff” that we are constantly exposed to through social media and unpacks some of the reasons why she believed we are “over-parenting”.

As both a parent and teacher, I attended with an open mind and below share my top 7 reflections:

As parents, we need to “step-back in order for our children to step-up”.
Create a technology free afternoon at home every weekend.

SCSA Triathlon 2018

February 22nd, 2018


Geelong provided some immaculate weather on Tuesday morning for our first 2018 SCSA sporting event – Triathlon. Spirits were high as we arrived to see a sparkling blue ocean and clear skies, the perfect canvas for our 21 Triathletes.

The Seniors were first out of the blocks with a 200m open water swim.

High Achievers College Assembly 2018

February 21st, 2018

Taken from a presentation by senior teacher Peter Kadar at the recent High Achievers College Assembly.

I would like to speak about the notion of achievement.

Please imagine that it is 1965.

A young school student has just started Year 11. A year later the student repeats Year 11.
In 1967 that student finally commences Year 12 and the following year he repeats Year 12.

Now fast forward eight years to 1975. That student, now an adult, older and perhaps a little wiser stands nervously in front of his first class, as a teacher.

Principal’s Desk – 19 February 2018

With the first cycle of classes completed and learning goals set, I congratulate students for participating enthusiastically, especially those new in Year 7, students new in other Year levels and newly arrived international students.  Following their pledge of leadership at our Opening School Mass, the commitment of student leaders has been already demonstrated energetically in presentations at the first assemblies, Ash Wednesday liturgy, Middle School Sports, Welcome Nights and the High Achievers Assembly.

Building Year 12 2018 Community

February 12th, 2018

Last week, Year 12 students stayed back at school prior to our Welcome Night.

The afternoon started with a liturgy focused around our theme for 2018, “seek peace and pursue it”.  Ms Donnelly, our careers counsellor briefed us on how to discover our passions and to ensure we understood the importance of prerequisites subjects.

Charter Bus App

February 8th, 2018

The College is commencing a trial of the Ventura Tracker service for each of our chartered buses.

This service will assist the College in meeting our responsibility to know where a bus is and who is on the bus in the event of an emergency. This service complies with the College’s Privacy Policy.

Position Available

February 8th, 2018

Yarra Ranges is looking for casual School Crossing Supervisors in our area, including Bayview Road.

Please contact Kelly Prentice (9325 3200  or for further details on times, locations and remuneration.

You may know someone who would enjoy the social interaction with our students at the crossing.