News & Events

Belgrave Community Art Project

August 30th, 2022


Throughout Term 3, an exciting art project began taking shape in our Wednesday Art Club sessions, following an invitation by VicTrack for Mater Christi students to create a community artwork, to adorn the current construction site at Belgrave Station.

Building Belonging Post Pandemic – A SchoolTV Special Report

August 24th, 2022

Having a sense of belonging involves more than simply knowing other people. It is also focused on gaining acceptance, attention and support from others, as well as having the opportunity to provide the same to other people.

When the pandemic interrupted our lives and changed the way we live, this meant that suddenly many of our young people’s main sources of connection with peers and extended family members was removed overnight without warning.

Mater Moments – Graham Balderstone

August 22nd, 2022

It’s hard to believe that Graham began his career in the IT sector. As all who know him would attest to, he is well and truly called upon to be a teacher. His students love him, he ignites passion and a sense of belonging in them.

Mater Day 2022 – Fundraising Links

August 17th, 2022

Tomorrow the Mater Christi College community will come together to celebrate Mater Day and raise money for communities in need.

We are asking families and friends of the College to sponsor the event with funds raised going towards the work of the Good Sams.

Where are they now? Monique Bast (2019)

August 10th, 2022

Monique Bast (2019) has lived by the advice she shares with current Mater Christi students - ‘If you have a passion, or something that gives you inspiration to get up each day, then follow it as hard as you can!’

Her journey from a ‘quiet and awkward’ teenager to a successful business owner demonstrates how being ‘all-in’ when it comes to your passions can lead to wonderful things!

In the early years of secondary school Monique felt reluctant to share her interest in wildlife for fear of being judged.

Year 7 DEAR Challenge 2022

August 3rd, 2022

Our Year 7s have now begun the Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) Challenge for 2022.

Students were initially asked to respond to the 'Who am I as a reader?' survey. We encouraged them to tell us what they love and what they find challenging about reading.

Knowledge Week – Rewrite Renew Reimagine

August 1st, 2022


Knowledge Week in the Learning Commons is all about celebrating our wonderful learning space and the possibilities it can offer. With the theme Rewrite, Renew, Reimagine, we invited students to challenge their perceptions of themselves, their community, and the future.

Where are they now? Pippa Criss-Chisholm (2016)

July 19th, 2022


Pippa Criss-Chisholm’s story echos beautifully, the iconic Ernest Hemmingway quote: ‘It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end’.

Pippa is true to herself and recognises her own strengths and limitations.

2022 Production – Tickets NOW on sale


Our hills will soon be alive with the 'THE SOUND OF MUSIC' as our combined production with St Joseph's College draws nearer. We are all very excited and can't wait for the show!

Performance dates include:

* Wednesday 3 August - 7:00 - 10:00pm

* Thursday 4 August - 7:00 - 10:00pm

* Friday 5 August - 7:00 - 10:00pm

* Saturday 6 August - 2:00 - 5:00pm & 7:00 - 10:00pm

Where: Burrinja Cultural Centre, Upwey


Farewell Julie Feeney

June 24th, 2022

As Term 2 draws to a close, we say a very fond farewell to our Deputy Principal – Staff and Students, Julie Feeney.

Julie’s life has been intertwined with the Mater Christi community – first as a student, then as a parent and staff member.