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Principal’s Desk – 3 May 2017

It has been a hectic but welcome return to school for me this term, following time spent recently in busy Shanghai meeting families and future members of our International Student Program, then a week in Japan at the International Baccalaureate Conference, coinciding with the glorious cherry blossom season, capped off finally with a short family holiday in Vietnam.

13 Reasons Why… we should talk

Many parents – and teachers - are now aware of the significant interest of our young people in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.  If your daughter has not viewed this series (and those younger than 15 ought not be considering it), my guess is that at the very least, she and her friends are talking about it… and so therefore, must we! (more…)

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NAPLAN 2017

Year 7 and Year 9 students across Australia will sit the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) on 9-11 May. (more…)

DISCOVER: Adventure in the Grampians

DISCOVER: Adventure in the Grampians

Adventure is just one of the five DISCOVER experiences for Year 9 students at Mater Christi College.

The Adventure experience includes a focus on Geography, Outdoor Education and Health and Physical Education. The Adventure project requires the students to investigate, plan, experience and reflect on an outdoor environment and a journey with minimal environmental impact.

Writing your story

Adapted from an address to Senior School students by Julie Feeney, Deputy Principal.

A quick show of hands… How many of you are Facebook users? Messenger? Pinterest? Instagram? (more…)

SMART Goals

Goal setting is not a new initiative in schools, however, our recent work with students has shown that developing SMART learning goals is making a real difference for many girls.

The theory of goal-setting is well known. Goals help us to sort out what is important, create focus, assist motivation and inspire us to take responsibility.

Local interpretation of the Good Sam Story

Local interpretation of the Good Sam Story

We heard that today you’re exploring the Good Samaritan story, so we thought we’d share our thoughts with you.

Now this story – as it happens – is rather extreme. To be a Good Samaritan you don't have to wait until someone’s half dead on the side of the road to do something - although if a classmate has to get lunch from Cafe Bene - they are very much at risk of dying from boredom in that long line!

We can never know what other people are thinking.

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Principal’s Desk – 28 February 2017

Our Lenten season begins with Ash Wednesday, and just like the start of each school year, provides a special time for us to ‘reboot’, to stop, reflect and choose a good life, rather than to simply tumble along driven by random or external forces.  Prayer and acts of kindness provide a certain way to God.