News & Events

New funding model and data collection

You may be aware of recent changes to address the inequities of 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.

Impressive achievements in maths and science

November 12th, 2018

Congratulations to the following students who achieved impressive results - a Distinction or higher - in the Australian Maths Competition and ICAS Science Assessment.


Year 7

Hannah Koolstra - High Distinction & Best in School

Jovisha Simon - Distinction

Simone Martin - Distinction

Aly-Jack Robinson - Distinction

Year 9

Angelina Lyu - Distinction

Emma Gerber - Distinction

Gabriella Petersen - Distinction

Molly Stow - Distinction


Freya Nixon - Year 7 - Distinction

Bronya Robinson - Year 8 - Distinction

Molly Stow - Year 9 - Distinction

What I took from the Invictus Games

November 8th, 2018

There was much excitement when the newly wed Royals visited Australia to open the Invictus Games Down Under.

Whilst watching some of the coverage with my children, one of whom is in cadets, I asked him what he thought of the military and his reply was “I don’t think the military look after their people well enough.

Principal’s Desk – 8 November 2018

November 8th, 2018

The contrariness of spring weather is certainly upon us at this midway mark of the final term. Our hills landscape is significantly ‘greener’ after recent soaking rains.  However, we know that many farming communities around Australia continue to experience the devastation and challenge of drought conditions.

Arts & Technology Festival 2018

November 1st, 2018

Join us for a delightful evening of live entertainment and creative expression; showcasing the innovative ideas & amazing talent of our student community.

Friday 9th November at the College:

6.00 – 6.45pm

VCE Arts Displays and Installations

Live Music
Media and Drama screenings

7.00 – 8.20pm

College Hall

Music Performances – Jazz Band
Official Opening & Welcome
Guest Speaker, Karina Doig, Mater Christi Alumna
Fashion Parade

Guest speaker Karina Doig is a proud former student of Mater Christi.

Year 10 Reflection Day strikes a cord with students

October 30th, 2018


Year 10 Reflection Day was facilitated by Fr Rob Galea, a talented singer-songwriter and a priest. Fr Rob shared stories about his broken relationships, bad decisions and depression in teenage years. His songs and stories about the strength and faith of those who loved him gave hope that no matter how messy life gets, it can always be turned around.

2018 Sports Awards Night

October 30th, 2018

Sports Awards Night recognises the outstanding achievements and performances of our girls in school sports throughout the year.

This year, the event included performances by the school cheer and sports aerobics teams, door prizes, interactive activities, slide shows and a student made video of the 2018 sporting events.

Vinnies Soup Van Support

October 29th, 2018

Taking part in the Vinnies Soup Van Program was an eye-opening and very rewarding experience.

Over the past year, groups of five students from the Catholic Action Program (CAP) class have had the opportunity to attend the Vinnies Soup Van Retreat.

SCSA Softball success

October 25th, 2018

We were extremely lucky with the weather for the SCSA Softball competition, with the heavy rain just holding off until we were packed up and on the way home in the bus.

All of our teams competed very strongly throughout the day and upheld the Mater Christi name in the finest fashion.

Developing local young leaders in Knox

October 25th, 2018

In Term 3 we attended a leadership workshop as part of the Knox Young Leaders Program.

When we arrived, along with other young leaders from local high schools, nerves were high and excitement built throughout the room. Our tension settled however, as we warmed up our social skills with some simple games such as introducing ourselves with fun facts.