News & Events

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.

ALWAYS A MATER GIRL – Mascha Florisson (1989)

When Mascha's family immigrated to Australia from the Netherlands in 1981, they moved to the Dandenong Ranges. It was here that Mascha's love of the natural world began - setting the scene for her studies and lifelong career.

Mascha attended Mater Christi from 1984 – 1989 and says she settled in well, especially given that her older sister Esther was already here.

YEAR 12 REFLECTIONS – Jasmine Andrews

May 9th, 2023

2022 College Co-Captain, Jasmine has long been passionate about the natural world and now hopes to become an Ecologist. Known for her calm, reliable, and caring nature, Jas says keeping a balance between her studies, outside interests, and relationships was the key to her VCE success.

STEM and the real world!

April 27th, 2023

Gone are the days when STEM subjects and careers were primarily for men. Mater Christi students are exposed to a wide range of STEM-related subjects, from Year 7 through to Year 12, and many have their sights set on a career in the field.

Here, our 2023 STEM Captains share their passion for this area of study, their plans for the future and their desire to help others appreciate and enjoy all that STEM has to offer.

YEAR 12 REFLECTIONS – Talia Laurence

April 24th, 2023

Most people remember their favourite teacher. The one who understood them and their way of learning. The one who made class fun or shaped them personally in some way. For Talia (Class of 2022), it was her teachers that really made the difference to her enjoyment of secondary school and her ultimate VCE success.

YEAR 12 REFLECTIONS – Maddy Attalla

March 27th, 2023

Great teachers, consistency with study and support from family – these were the key to Year 12 success for Class of 2022 student Maddy.

Maddy reflects on her time at Mater Christi as a rewarding journey, that left her with countless memories and experiences.

FIRE Carriers Commissioning Ceremony

March 20th, 2023

On 9 March, six students and three staff attended Sienna College in Camberwell to be commissioned into the FIRE Carriers group - Friends Igniting Reconciliation through Education.

FIRE carriers share a passion for learning about Aboriginal culture and history and are committed to sharing this knowledge and promoting reconciliation within and beyond the school community.

YEAR 12 REFLECTIONS – Viveca Kleinert

February 27th, 2023

For many students - including our 2022 VCAL Dux, Viveca - choosing VCAL (now the VCE-Vocational Major) can provide a fast track to their desired career, enabling them to develop the practical skills needed to achieve their goals.

Viveca didn’t choose VCAL to begin with.

Fire Danger Day Procedures

Due to the College’s unique location, it is important that parents be familiar with the precautions we take on days of total fire ban and in the event of a bushfire in the area.

Our main perceived threats are an emergency situation on-site (e.g., fire on the property) or a bushfire in the area.

YEAR 12 REFLECTIONS – Madison Zapanta

February 15th, 2023

Our 2022 College Dux and Co-Sports Captain, Madison says having a secondary school experience filled with varied opportunities enriched and elevated her eagerness for learning.

“The numerous adventures throughout secondary school challenged my growth as a person and helped me develop my interests, ultimately helping to shape my career goals”.

Throughout her time at Mater Christi, Madi was known for her positive and sunny attitude, her maturity, and her ability for self-reflection and continuous improvement.