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Principal’s Desk – 29 November 2019

November 28th, 2019

These final weeks of term have been significantly ‘bookended’ by two key events, the Orientation Visit for the Year 7 Class of 2020 and the Valedictory Graduation Dinner for the Year 12 Class of 2019. In both activities, the excitement and enthusiasm of students and their families were clearly evident.

2020 Middle School Leadership Group

November 25th, 2019

Congratulations to our 2020 Middle School Leadership Group announced today.

Middle School Captains: Alisha McGaffin and Charli Hart
Social Justice and Stewardship Captains: Sarah MacDonald and Hannah Koolstra
Faith and Liturgy Captains: Kiara D'Sylva and Piper Wilson
Arts Captains: Raquel Pospischil and Emily Tyquin
STEM Captains: Simone Martin and Alicia Petersen
Sports Captains: Sami Lane and Jemma Mason

House Captains
Lyons: Charli Gardiner and Danielle Cooke
Gibbons: Ashleigh Thomson and Vanessa Bateman
MacKillop: Ava Zidek and Charli Petersen
Chisholm: Ally Smart and Tess Grandia

A Symphonic Universe

November 25th, 2019

 

Recently, over 30 girls from various music groups at Mater Christi travelled to the city to Hamer Hall – the largest concert hall in the Melbourne arts complex.

We were there to see a special performance by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and physicist Professor Brian Cox.

Update 2 – Victorian Young Leaders to China (VYLC)

 

During our last week in Beijing, we have been participating in further cultural and language activities.

Early in the week, we went to the Forbidden City where we were able to experience what living in Ancient China was like and see the collection of rooms that have been preserved from the Ming and Qing dynasties.

Year 10 Reflection Day

November 21st, 2019

 

On Year 10 Reflection Day we were joined by special guest, Father Rob Galea.

Father Rob is a priest who comes from a small island called Malta. He spoke to us about his childhood and the troubles he faced growing up. He helped us to realise how we can turn our lives around if we ever find ourselves in a difficult situation.

Update 1 – Victorian Young Leaders to China (VYLC)

 

While there were some tears and anxiety as we set off from Mater Christi at the beginning of our trip, we were ready to take on the adventure ahead of us. The atmosphere on the bus, on the way to the airport, was reflective of how we were all feeling - scared, tired, anxious, but mostly excited!

As we waited to depart from Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport, we were joined by students from the other schools involved: Auburn, Phoenix and Traralgon College.

International kudos for our Learning Commons

November 7th, 2019

Emerging technologies and access to seemingly unlimited information was seen by some as an existential threat to libraries.

However, enlightened teacher-librarians saw opportunities to transform their services, adapt to the new information literacy needs of students and to become a hub of support for wider learning.

Principal’s Desk – 7 November 2019

November 7th, 2019

Our year together is flying by.  For some, this may mean that Christmas is but seven weeks away, while others may be amazed to realise that we are in week five of this final term, past the midway mark. The many significant events – farewells to Year 12s, welcomes to Year 7s of 2020, appointment of next year’s student leaders, VCE exams, celebrations of sporting achievements, wishing our Victorian Young Leaders to China group safe travel, preparations for the final Year 9 Adventure Camp in the Grampians… tell it all; much is happening at this time for this school community!

I congratulate and thank students who have led the way across these various activities, especially those passing on their wisdom (and tips) to the next school generation.

Celebrating the Class of 2019

November 7th, 2019

 

On Monday 21 October, the Year 12 Class of 2019 celebrated completing their final year of formal schooling. The students spent the day enjoying each other's company and participating in pastoral activities with pastoral teachers for one last time.

2019 Sports Awards Night

November 7th, 2019

 

 

On 18 October we held our annual Sports Awards Night. The focus of the night was to celebrate and recognise the hard work and sporting achievements of Mater Christi students throughout the year.

Over 300 guests attended the evening to support our students.