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Principal’s Desk – 30 October 2017

October 30th, 2017

“It’s time we listened to girls…” Thus began The Dream Gap report of Australian girls’ views around gender equality.  In addition to girls identifying that they were not being treated equally with boys, this survey identified a worrying consequence, where many girls reported a lack of confidence which significantly impacted on their future ambitions.

Chinese Excursion

October 30th, 2017

Last week, our Year 10 Chinese class visited the Queen Victoria Market to apply our language learning. We went on a scavenger hunt with different missions communicated to us through the app GooseChase. We had to ask shop owners about prices in the target language and record our conversation.

CHOOSEMATHS Mentoring

October 27th, 2017

Six Year 9 students are taking part in a new program, CHOOSEMATHS Mentoring, organised by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI).

The aim of the program is to change community attitudes and participation in Mathematics and statistics as a career choice, especially for girls and young women.

Year 10 Reflection Day “Go and Make a Difference”

October 27th, 2017

During this week’s Year 10 Reflection Day “Go and Make a Difference”, we explored the complexities of the issues around homelessness. The girls chose a mix of practical and prayerful initiatives and toward the end of the day, were asked to respond to the statement: Homelessness is not just about a lack of shelter.

Real-World Social Justice

From Ranges Trader Mail 23 October 2017

In a partnership between Mater Christi College and the Food Security Network, Mater Christi College students have been engaged in the real-world application of social justice through the school’s Year 11 and 12 Catholic Action Program.

Principal’s Desk – 23 October 2017

It’s fourth term, and our days are markedly different… warmer and lighter thanks to daylight saving time yet also busier and more focused as final assessments loom along with farewell and graduation events.  For students in Year 12 classes, the calendar uncompromisingly commands their immediate attention, with performance exams already over for some, and final ‘swotting’ the rule for all.

Traffic Management

Traffic Management and Safety around the College is a priority – for drivers, pedestrians and local residents.

For travelling to and from school, all drivers are asked to:

Travel with utmost care – observe 40 kmh zoning
Enter Bayview Road from the South end (not the Belgrave end) during peak times
Avoid double parking
Use the drop-off zone on Bayview Road, school side ONLY
Obey all parking signs – Council Parking Officers are often in the area

Thank you for your cooperation.

Principal’s Desk – 18 September 2017

Celebrating student leadership

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”   Keely O’Halloran, Leadership Speech, August, 2017

Over this past week, we have been privileged to celebrate and witness the fervour of young people seeking and expressing leadership aspirations in a variety of ways.

Summer uniform

As we end the term, it’s a good opportunity to check that summer uniform items fit well, are in good condition and meet College expectations. (more…)

Principal’s Desk – 13 September 2017

Looking back on Term 3 2017

Welcome to students, parents, visitors, staff, to everyone here today for our Term 3 College Assembly.

I like you, am very aware, there is only one more week of term to go, and what a busy time we have had.

While today, we are here to celebrate the particular and outstanding achievements of some, in terms of school leadership and learning excellence, I would like to offer a great vote of thanks to every student who has ‘participated actively and creatively in the affairs of this community’ over this third term.