News & Events

Term 3 2020 Progress Statements and Meetings

Progress Statements provide a brief overview of a student’s level of achievement and work practices in each of their subjects in Term 3. This is followed by a more detailed report at the end of Semester 2. Each reporting period is supported by the opportunity for parents and students to meet with teachers at Progress Meetings for more detailed conversations about student learning.

Music lessons online

The Mae Collard School of Music is now 100% online for music lessons at Mater Christi College.

We offer joyful and quality online lessons via the Zoom platform and through this, students are able to continue their musical practice. We are so glad to be able to support our music students in continued music learning while at home.

Where are they now? Emma Ryan (2007)

From Melbourne to Darwin and then to Beijing - teaching across different cultures has given Emma a unique perspective on the opportunities she has to inspire and change lives.

When I left Mater Christi at the end of Year 12, I worked for a year to support myself so I could attend the University of Ballarat.

Where are they now? Adriana Bonanno (2013)

Studying in Paris and London, working on fashion events in Mexico and Sydney, high profile photo shoots, music clips and a runway feature for Melbourne Fashion Week. In just seven years Adriana has an impressive list of achievements in the Fashion world.

Where are they now? Bridget Backhouse (2013)

When her chosen university course wasn’t the right fit, 2013 College Captain Bridget didn’t panic. She trusted her instincts, remained open to new possibilities and eventually found her passion in natural health. 

I graduated from Mater Christi College in 2013 as College Captain, all set to begin university with my first preference.

Principal’s Desk – 3 August 2020

It was a rare and now special moment…visiting a class last week, where a few Year 11 students were physically present, participating in their Reflection day and composing a letter of support to perhaps a health worker or refugee.  We chatted for a while, considering the relevance of these letters and identifying social justice concerns, especially in the light of the coronavirus.

VCAL Giving Back

August 1st, 2020


In Semester One, Year 11 and Year 12 VCAL students completed a community-based project focused on giving back to the less fortunate.

Every fortnight, we either made healthy sweet treats or reusable bags from donated fabric. During Term 1, we passed the treats and bags on to Mr. Sarris who donates his time to help out the Vinnies Soup Kitchen.

Where are they now? Meg McKernan (2011)

Emergency nurses are at the frontline of most medical emergencies, but Meg says nothing prepared her for COVID-19. She draws on some of the core values she learnt at Mater Christi and the courage and determination of her colleagues, to see her through these uncertain times.

Homework Club and Maths Support

Seeking help when needed is one of the keys to success.

Did you know Homework Club and Maths Support are available via zoom to students who are looking for extra guidance in their studies?

Homework Club

For students in Years 7, 8 and 9
Wednesdays, 2.00 to 3.00pm via zoom.