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Anzac Reflection

As we recall the many sacrifices made over too many wars by Australians, my prayer this Anzac day is that young people will recognize not only the tragedy that is war, but its inherent futility. May we grow as peaceful people, following Jesus’ teaching not only to love one another, but also to be ready and willing to ‘turn the other cheek’.

Lord make me an instrument of your peace
Where there is hatred let me sow love
Where there is injury, pardon
Where there is doubt, faith
Where there is despair, hope
Where there is darkness, light
And where there is sadness, joy

O divine master grant that I may
not so much seek to be consoled as to console
to be understood as to understand
To be loved as to love
For it is in giving that we receive
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned
And it's in dying that we are born to eternal life
Amen

Prayer of St Francis of Assisi
 

Mary Fitz-Gerald

Principal

The real value of a hot chocolate

Where do students go for help with important issues?

Support from parents (82.1%) is very significant, only just behind that of friends (87.4%) and the internet (58.8%).

The high attendance and engagement of students and their parents at our recent Progress Meetings confirms this key finding from the recent Mission Australia Youth Survey.

Sian to question Constitution

March 28th, 2018

From Ranges Trader Mail, 27 Mar 2018 

"Mater Christi College student Sian Janke has been announced as one of 120 senior students to participate in the 2018 National Schools Constitutional Convention in Canberra.

The topic of the 2018 convention is 'Is Section 44 of the Constitution relevant in modern Australia?'

The students will be entrusted with reviewing the main issues of Section 44, which sets out the conditions under which disqualification as a Member of Parliament may occur.

SCSA Term 1 Sports Wrap

March 28th, 2018

Triathlon
This year’s SCSA competition began in Geelong with the Triathlon. This was the first opportunity for Year 7 students to represent Mater Christi College in inter-school competition.

Everyone participated with exceptional energy and commitment.

Principal’s Desk 28 March 2018

“I have a dream… that enough is enough. And that this should be a gun-free world.”

Familiar?  Yet these painful words were from Yolanda Renee King, the 9 year-old granddaughter of Martin Luther King at one of the many rallies of young people marching across America last Saturday to demand greater gun controls.

Palm Sunday March

March 27th, 2018

On Palm Sunday, members of the Mater Christi Community attended the Palm Sunday Rally in the Melbourne CBD.  Through the symbolism of Palm Sunday, the Rally wished to draw attention to the on-going plight of Asylum Seekers and Refugees, in the hope of achieving government policy changes.

Celebrating Catholic Education Week

March 27th, 2018

On 16 March, a group of Middle and Senior school leaders attended St Patrick’s Cathedral as part of Catholic Education Week. Around 3,000 students from 300 Catholic Primary and Secondary Schools in Victoria joined the celebration.

After Mass we attended the ‘Young Speakers Colloquium’ at the Catholic Education Centre.

ChooseMaths Excursion

March 27th, 2018

Recently, a group of Year 9 and 10 students attended the IMAX cinema to listen to some inspirational speakers from the field of Mathematics. The speakers told us about their journey from initially almost failing Maths, to loving and succeeding in their jobs that all require high level Maths.

Celebrating International Women’s Day at Parliament House

March 27th, 2018

To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, Year 12 leaders attended a breakfast at Parliament House. We ate a beautiful breakfast and had the opportunity to celebrate women around the world with 18 other schools from Victoria.

Our guest speaker was Sally Capp and she explored this year’s theme “Press for Progress”. Sally shared her journey in the workforce and most importantly, her courage to face situations where she was overlooked because of her gender.