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News & Events

Principal’s Desk – 18 December 2018

December 18th, 2018

I am delighted and proud to share some highlights of the achievements of the Class of 2018. Our Year 12 students have again achieved some excellent results across a broad range of academic and vocational programs with outstanding personal achievements and a median study score of 32.

We commend all students in the Class of 2018 for their personal achievements over their final year of secondary education, regardless of ATAR. We recognise that each student has a unique Year 12 story of individual challenges and diverse learning goals.

Celebrating Year 12 2018

December 14th, 2018

We are delighted and proud to share some highlights of the achievements of the Class of 2018.

Our Year 12 students have again achieved some excellent results across a broad range of academic and vocational programs with outstanding personal achievements and a median study score of 32. The strength of these results is best indicated by the fact that 39% of the group attained an ATAR above 80, almost twice the State and National figure.

3 simple ways to improve reading comprehension

December 6th, 2018

Reading comprehension is a fundamentally important skill. Literacy is essential for being a critical and informed consumer of text and for success in learning, careers and life opportunities.

Teachers and parents play an important role in developing the reading comprehension skills of students.

Celebrating Leadership and Achievement

December 4th, 2018

 

At our final assembly for 2018, we were delighted to acknowledge Leadership, General Excellence, Community and Service, Academic Effort and Achievement with families.

In addition to the special awards listed below, 145 students received Academic Effort and Academic Achievement Awards.

Principal’s Desk – 29 November 2018

November 29th, 2018

Amidst graduation and orientation events, it is often a challenge to remain focused on the present.  With exams signaling the end of class programs, Christmas Hampers to be filled and arrangements for Co-Curricular Week at the forefront, we can easily find ourselves distracted and inattentive to regular expectations.

Nationals basketball anticipation

November 29th, 2018

The Nationals Basketball Competition is an exciting time where teams compete for the ultimate gold medal.

This year Mater Christi has three teams entered; the Junior and Intermediate teams are competing in Division 2 and the Senior girls are competing in Division 1.

To prepare for the tournament we have had lots of training sessions during lunchtimes and organised practice matches after school – these have helped us hone our game and knuckle down on plays and team dynamics.

Valedictory message to the Class of 2018

November 26th, 2018

A farewell message to the Class of 2018 from Mary Fitz-Gerald, delivered at last week’s Valedictory Dinner.

Good evening to everyone here tonight and most importantly congratulations to our new Mater Christi College graduates the class of 2018.

Tonight truly marks a significant moment and achievement in your life journey, the end of formal schooling and the beginning I trust and we all expect of informed, compassionate and creative adulthood.

Recent social justice activity

November 26th, 2018

 

Often we feel powerless to do anything in the face of great need. Sometimes this feeling comes from nervousness to step outside our comfort zone and other times it is simply from not knowing where to start. But as expressed by fellow student Alex in the Catholic Action Program, “…we can talk about the issues all we want, but it is the actions we take that count”.

As a school community we try to find avenues and opportunities for action that reflect our Benedictine values and encompass the principles of Catholic social teaching and most importantly, impact constructively on the issues being addressed.

Glimpses from the Arts & Technology Festival

November 26th, 2018

The Arts and Technology Festival is an event that showcases students work from Years 7 – 12, across fashion, art, media, music and visual communication design.

The opening evening is put together for friends, family and other Mater Christi students to see the great achievements of their fellow peers and daughters.

Semester Two 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.

The focus of Progress Meetings is to involve all  members of the learning partnership, the student, parent and teacher, in a conversation about student progress, development and direction.