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Celebrating Year 12 2021

We are delighted and proud to share some highlights of another year of outstanding VCE and VCAL achievements.

Highlights in summary:

13% of students attained an ATAR over 90
47% of students attained an ATAR over 80
Median Study Score of 32
47 students attained scores of 40 or higher
2 students attained Study Scores of 50
All VCAL students graduated and completed VET studies

These results are testament to the commitment of students and their families during these extraordinary two years of COVID-affected learning.

Mater Moments – Ingrid Schmidt

December 2nd, 2021

With 25 years of dressmaking experience, and a passion for everything creative, Ingrid Schmidt is loving every minute of her first teaching position at Mater Christi.

Textiles and Art teacher, Ingrid Schmidt arrived at her dream job later in life.

Mission to Mars


Zenith students recently enjoyed a hands on experience as their final activity for the year.

On Monday 15 November, the Zenith team travelled to The Victorian Space Science Education Centre to learn about Mars and the different aspects of space travel.

Principal’s Desk – 25 November 2021

As I write for the final time in 2021, I can’t help but think how much of a roller coaster ride we have all been on. We began the year thinking (perhaps naïvely) that we were “post COVID”, only to head very quickly into lockdown 3, followed of course by 4, 5 and 6.  I am in awe of students and staff who managed multiple challenges and I know that each family carries its own personal lockdown story.

A passion for fashion


Cassidy has enjoyed fashion design since she got her first sewing machine when she was four. From a dress made out of chip packets in Year 7 to this fantastic gown inspired by Greek Mythology in Year 12, her creativity and garment design skills are undeniable.

Mater Moments – Justine Edwards

November 11th, 2021

It took our Learning Diversity Leader Justine, a few years to realise teaching was her destiny. Now she draws on her experience in Psychology and passion for inclusive education in a job that is obviously the perfect fit.

It was never part of Justine’s plan to become a teacher.

World Championship Cheerleading

Ever wondered what it takes to get to world championship level Cheerleading – and win? Charli and Sienna can tell you!

These resilient, hardworking MCC students recently competed, with their Cheer team – Outlaw Kelly Girls, in the Virtual Cheer World Championships, coming 1st place in the International All Girl Open Level 6.

A huge achievement, by any measure, but particularly given a number of setbacks due to the COVID pandemic.

Mater Moments – Janine Callahan

October 29th, 2021

Senior School teacher Janine began her career in a very different world. After initially doing work experience in a primary school, she found herself more attracted to the corporate world and enrolled in a banking and finance course.

Back then she says, “it was the power suits, shoulder pads and click, click of high heels on the CBD pavement that captured my full attention”.

After a stint in the UK working as a nanny, Janine returned to Australia and got stuck into a career in finance.

Principal’s Desk – 28 October 2021

October 28th, 2021

In this latest edition of our video newsletter - What Matters at Mater - Principal, Maria Haggett introduces our Student Wellbeing Plan and what this means for students now and into the future.


2021 Sports Awards

October 27th, 2021

On Tuesday 19 October, we held our Mater Christi Sports Awards presentation, which recognises student achievement and participation in this year's sporting season. Despite the challenges and interruptions of 2021, we saw impressive team and individual performances along with high participation across all sports.