News & Events

The emergence of Blended Learning

August 21st, 2018

The last time you planned a holiday, considered a major purchase or taught yourself a new skill, you probably spoke with friends, consulted someone with more experience and spent some time online.  Welcome to Blended Learning!

We will hear a lot more about Blended Learning over the next few years simply because it reflects the reality of how most of us gain new skills and knowledge.

Principal’s Desk 23 August 2018


Can you have too much of a good thing? It doesn’t seem so if a snapshot of College life over the last two weeks is anything to go by.

Amongst a busy academic program and excursions for several Year level groups, students and staff alike have enjoyed plenty of opportunities to learn and have fun together.

A celebration of student creativity – 2018 Art Show opening

August 20th, 2018


A month-long exhibition of some of our students’ most creative work will be officially launched this Friday 24 August, at Burrinja Cultural Centre.

The opening event kicks off at 7pm at Burrinja’s Inner Gallery, with an address by French/Australian artist Jessie Yvette Journoud-Ryan.

Don’t miss your chance to see the Wedding Singer!

August 2nd, 2018

Opening night of our combined production The Wedding Singer is Wednesday 8 August!

Get your tickets now!  Available online from Burrinja Box Office: website.

Student performers Alex and Chelsea talk about what being involved means to them and what you can expect from this classic 80's show.

Principal’s Desk 23 July 2018

During the recent break, many Christians recognized and celebrated the feast day of St Benedict of Norcia.  Mater Christi College, as part of Good Samaritan Education, uses his Rule to inspire and guide us to live out Jesus’ teachings of love, forgiveness and justice for all.

Outreach experience challenges perceptions

July 23rd, 2018

For one week of the July holidays, students and teachers from Good Samaritan schools participated in the Ministry Outreach program in Sydney.

The program gave us an opportunity to help people who are in need and to learn how we can make a difference to the people who are facing daily challenges like poverty and homelessness.

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Young voices shaping the future

July 23rd, 2018

Throughout this year Jessica McDowell, Estella Greenwood, Alannah McPeake, Zoë Evans from Monash University, Sean Duguid from Emerald Secondary, and I worked together to create a Bill to debate in YMCA Victoria’s 2018 Youth Parliament.

Youth Parliament is an apolitical program for 16-25 year-olds.

5 reasons why you should consider VET studies

Schools around Australia have offered Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs to students for over 20 years, yet misunderstandings and uncertainties remain in the minds of some students and parents. At Mater Christi College, we believe that VET programs offer practical opportunities for all students to consider.

Where are they now? Melanie Shears (2003)

It’s hard to summarise my journey from Mater Christi student to malaria research scientist in a few paragraphs.

There were so many alternative paths I could have taken. My academic and professional career path has not been a straight line, but it led me to where I am today - living overseas and working in an area of science that I find meaningful and engaging.

Delivering the Casserole

June 28th, 2018

The Mater Chef Team Challenge brings together the some of the best features of MYP, the Design Process and the values of a Good Samaritan Education.
The Challenge:
You are required to work in teams of two or three to cater for a small local community event or to raise money for a community group by selling food you produce.