News & Events

Principal’s Desk – 3 August 2020

It was a rare and now special moment…visiting a class last week, where a few Year 11 students were physically present, participating in their Reflection day and composing a letter of support to perhaps a health worker or refugee.  We chatted for a while, considering the relevance of these letters and identifying social justice concerns, especially in the light of the coronavirus.

VCAL Giving Back

August 1st, 2020


In Semester One, Year 11 and Year 12 VCAL students completed a community-based project focused on giving back to the less fortunate.

Every fortnight, we either made healthy sweet treats or reusable bags from donated fabric. During Term 1, we passed the treats and bags on to Mr. Sarris who donates his time to help out the Vinnies Soup Kitchen.

Where are they now? Meg McKernan (2011)

Emergency nurses are at the frontline of most medical emergencies, but Meg says nothing prepared her for COVID-19. She draws on some of the core values she learnt at Mater Christi and the courage and determination of her colleagues, to see her through these uncertain times.

Homework Club and Maths Support

Seeking help when needed is one of the keys to success.

Did you know Homework Club and Maths Support are available via zoom to students who are looking for extra guidance in their studies?

Homework Club

For students in Years 7, 8 and 9
Wednesdays, 2.00 to 3.00pm via zoom.

Drop Everything and Read

Year 7 students are being challenged to ‘Drop Everything And Read’ (DEAR) for at least 10 minutes each day throughout Term 3, as part of the Wide Reading program.

The competition will be fierce for the class and student who read the most with prizes and incentives on offer.

UPDATED – Semester 1 Reports and Progress Meetings

On Friday 17 July we will provide a Progress Report for Semester 1 via MyMCC. As you would understand, our usual way of working with students has been very different this term. Included in this change has been how we assess and report.

The content of the programs was reduced and some of the usual assessment activities have not been possible.

Principal’s Desk – 25 June 2020

I wish to add my congratulations to Maria Haggett on her appointment as Principal of Mater Christi College from 2021. We have started a program of regular communication and are looking forward to future occasions when Maria can meet with students, staff and families, formally and informally.

Traffic Management

Traffic Management and Safety around the College is a priority – for drivers, pedestrians and local residents.

For travelling to and from school, all drivers are asked to:

Travel with utmost care – observe 40 kmh zoning
Enter Bayview Road from the South end, not the Belgrave end, during peak times
Avoid double parking
Use the drop-off zone on Bayview Road, school side ONLY
Obey all parking signs – Council Parking Officers are often in the area

Thank you for your cooperation.

New Principal Announced


The College Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Maria Haggett as College Principal, commencing January 2021.

We are looking forward to introducing Maria to our community and welcoming her with true Benedictine hospitality.

General Excellence Scholarships 2020

Open to Year 9 2020 students
Each year Mater Christi College awards a number of full and half scholarships to students entering Year 10 who have demonstrated excellence in their studies and their school life.

The three-year scholarship is designed to support students who wish to complete their Year 10 and VCE studies at Mater Christi.