News & Events

On our 60th Anniversary – Principal’s message

February 13th, 2023

*photo courtesy of the Good Samaritan Congregational Archives

At the first of our 60th Anniversary celebrations last Friday, Principal Maria Haggett offered a heartfelt and inspiring reminder of why it is so important to mark such an event and continue to tell stories about the history of our College both now and for years to come.

ALWAYS A MATER GIRL – Loretta Gamley (Peterson) – 1966

As the first appointed College Captain, Loretta Gamley (Peterson)
commenced at Mater Christi in 1964. Transferring across from St John the Baptist Ferntree Gully, Loretta like many others had been eagerly awaiting the finalisation of construction of the first Mater Christi school buildings on the hill.

Celebrating Year 12 2022

December 12th, 2022


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

Highlights in summary:

15% of students attained an ATAR over 90
40% of students attained an ATAR over 80
Median Study Score of 31
30% students attained scores of 35 or higher
All VCAL students graduated and completed VET studies

At Mater Christi College we recognise that not every student’s story is told by the ATAR; we are proud that our pathways approach to learning provides a breadth of opportunities for everyone.

2022 Year 10 Personal Projects

October 25th, 2022

The Year 10 Personal Project gives students an opportunity to explore an area of interest, while learning to ‘project manage’ their time and effort independently. Each student has a teacher mentor, to guide them through the process and produces a ‘product’ to showcase their learning.

Express yourself through the Arts

October 24th, 2022


While Arts subjects may differ in their focus, from physical to visual expression, all require the development of an idea or intent, research around the different ways the intent could be expressed, experimentation and exploration of the possibilities, and an ultimate piece of work.

Let’s talk Maths!

October 24th, 2022

Let’s face it, Maths tends to get a bad rap! But talking with three of our Senior School students, Bronya, Jessie, and Madi, sheds a new perspective on the subject – the rewards it brings, its usefulness for everyday life, and why students should think twice before leaving it behind.

Mater Moments – Naomi Trumino

October 4th, 2022

Naomi’s natural spirituality, and her deep empathy and interest in people, have been the undercurrent of her life and teaching journey so far. She strives for balance - to always be present with the students and families she works with, as well as with her own family.

Term 3 Sports Wrap Up

September 14th, 2022


Our students have, as always, outdone themselves with the level of sportsmanship, enthusiasm, resilience and participation they have shown in all the inter-school sporting competitions this Term. A list of results can be viewed below.

SCSA Football - Juniors – 3rd, Intermediates – 5th, Seniors – 3rd
Basketball Championship Cup qualifiers - Juniors - 3rd, Intermediates – 5th
SCSA Volleyball -Junior A’s – 2nd, Junior B’s – 2nd, Junior C’s – 2nd, Inter A’s – 2nd, Inter B’s – 2nd, Senior A’s – 1st (best player in the grand final awarded to Olivia Ward), Senior B’s – 3rd
Victorian School Netball - Junior A’s – 5th, Junior B’s 4th, Intermediate’s – 3rd, Seniors – 4th
SCSA Sports Aerobics - Level 2 team – 1st, Level 3 team – 3rd
SCSA Soccer -Junior – 4th, Intermediate – 5th, Seniors – 3rd
Basketball Champions Cup - Seniors – 3rd
SCSA Netball -Junior A’s – 2nd, Junior B’s – 3rd, Junior C’s – 2nd, Inter A’s – 1st (best player in the grand final awarded to Hannah Coady), Inter B’s – 3rd, Senior A’s – 3rd, Senior B’s – 3rd
Gymnastics -Team results: A2 division – 1st, B1 division team 1 – 2nd, B1 division team 2 – 3rd, D division – 6th, E division – 3rd.

2023 Leadership and more…


Following today’s presentation to the College community, we are proud to celebrate and acknowledge the great potential and huge commitment of our student leaders for 2023. We wish them every success in their next chapter of study and leadership.

Drop Everything and Read – 2022 Results

September 11th, 2022

After seven weeks, our Year 7s have just finished the Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) Challenge for 2022!

The aim of the challenge was to inspire a love of reading across the year level, as well as to compete against other Pastoral Groups to see which group could accumulate the most minutes over the course of the term.