News & Events

When the going gets tough, turn to wonder

February 28th, 2019

Each year, Mater Christi College hosts some of Australia’s leading thinkers, authors and speakers in a series of engaging seminars for parents.

Recently, Andrea Downie from Project Thrive provided Year 8 & 9 students and parents with fresh thinking as well as practical ideas and strategies.

Response to the conviction of Cardinal Pell

The news of the conviction of Cardinal George Pell has been both shocking and disturbing and especially so for all who work in Catholic education.  The behaviour of which he has been found guilty is appalling and unacceptable for any person let alone a senior Church leader.

Getting the basics right

2018 College Dux Jessica says "There's no point half-doing jobs and I love learning new things."

Even with an ATAR of 98.5, Jess describes herself simply as a “steady, hardworking student”.

In many ways, Jess applied all of the basic principles of being an ideal student.

Year 12 Welcome Night

February 25th, 2019

On 7 February, Year 12 enjoyed our last ever Welcome Night. This included a variety of activities to help with mindfulness, a talk about careers with our Careers Counsellor Mrs Donnelly and a presentation from renowned psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg.

Year 12 Formal 2019

February 25th, 2019

The Year 12 Formal Committee began planning and organising the 2019 Formal months in advance. The group of girls worked extremely hard to ensure it was a night to remember. There was an exciting buzz when invitations were sent out and tickets were booked.

SCSA Triathlon

February 21st, 2019

It was an early 6am start on Tuesday 19 February, as 27 girls made their way to Geelong for the first SCSA sporting event for the year, the Triathlon. Spirits were high as we arrived at Eastern Beach, with all the girls keen to hit the ground running!

Seniors were first to race with Emily Du Vallon, Phoenix Whitty and Kirsten Andrich making a strong finish within the first top 20 places.

New funding model and data collection

You may be aware of recent changes in the Australian Government’s funding models for Catholic and Independent schools.

The National School Resourcing Board recently completed a review of the socio-economic status (SES) score methodology used in the calculation of the Commonwealth’s needs-based funding arrangements for non-government schools.

2018 Scholastica Awards

February 14th, 2019


As part of our High Achiever celebrations, students from Years 7 - 11 who demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence by consistently achieving excellent results across all their subjects, receive a Scholastica Award.

The recipients for 2018 were as follows:

Year 7 2018

Charlie Bakker
Danielle Cooke
Ebony Davine
Tess Grandia
Hannah Koolstra
Sarah MacDonald
Alisha McGaffin
Raquel Pospischil
Nina Price
Jovisha Simon
Sanuli Wijesingha Arachchige
Sanduni Wijjarupage

Year 8 2018

Jasmine Andrews
Anastasia Armitage
Sienna Cross
Susoen Hellier
Grace Henry
Ava Jacob
Matilda Kennedy
Catherine La Ponder
Talia Laurence
Erin McPeake
Madyson Merrett
Ruby Merrett
Megan Prass
Bronya Robinson
Alana Spiteri
Jessie Thomas
Brianna Wilcox
Madison Zapanta

Year 9 2018

Melissa Andrich
Abbey Barr
Chrysta Colpman
Indigo Crnogorac
Emma Gerber
Georgia O'Halloran
Emily Pavic
Gabriella Petersen
Keely Rodgers
Jennifer Sahely
Abbey Sammut

Year 10 2018

Jessica Cunnington
Isabelle Dowell
Lucy Fenton
Amelyn Gilbert
India Griffiths
Holly Johnson
Hayley Leach
Lillie Park Jenkinson
Louise Punturere
Brianna Smith
Emily White

Year 11 2018

Kirsten Andrich
Charlotte Buckingham Brown
Mieke Florisson
Talisha Iacuone
Lucinda Issell
Dana Kontra
Zoe Kouris
Alexandra Mai
Jessica Taffe
Ella van Kollenburg

The wisdom of youth

February 12th, 2019

Our speaker at this morning's High Achievers' Assembly was 2017 College Dux Gemma Tripp. Gemma shared her reflections on her time at school as well as her busy 2018.

There is a pearl of wisdom for everyone to contemplate in Gemma's presentation.


Good morning Mrs Fitz-Gerald, staff, students, special guests and the high achievers of 2018

My name is Gemma and I graduated from Mater Christi in 2017. Firstly, I’d just like to say a massive congratulations to the class of 2018. Your persistence, hard work and motivation has paid off and you’ve made it through the toughest year of secondary school.

Celebrating our High Achievers of 2018

February 12th, 2019

We were delighted to celebrate student achievement with parents, grandparents, guardians and family friends at our High Achievers Assembly.

Congratulations to all students who can feel proud of their achievements in learning and are looking forward with excitement and anticipation to the next stage of their education journey.