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News & Events

Where are they now? Emily White (2002)

June 21st, 2022

Emily White is a ‘do-er’! She didn’t shy away from subjects she found difficult at school, because she recognised their benefits. She travelled from Melbourne to Ballarat each week, for a four-hour shift as a radio journalist, just to show her enthusiasm.

Mater Moments – Amy Isma

June 6th, 2022

Amy Isma has been able to combine her teaching experience with her love and passion for libraries, in her role as Head of Learning Commons at Mater Christi. She sees the Mater Christi Learning Commons as much more than a traditional library, but rather a vibrant community hub - connecting students and staff to each other, and to information and resources that create diverse learning opportunities.

Building Resilience Post Pandemic – a SchoolTV Special Report

Unfortunately, the mental health of young people has been significantly impacted by the pandemic. As many families settle back into pre-COVID routines, there seems to be a pervasive sense of optimism about what lies ahead.

Unfortunately children and teens are not immune to what is now being termed the “psychological pandemic”. Young people are at risk of not achieving the primary demands of developmental tasks such as procuring independence, identity formation, as well as obtaining and maintaining peer relationships.

Mater Moments – Sarah Owen

May 24th, 2022

A lifelong love of Dance is fulfilled in Sarah's role at Mater Christi, where she draws on the high bar set by her own secondary school teachers. Sarah aims to do, for this generation, what her teachers did for her - creating a dynamic, engaging classroom where students are challenged and supported - setting them up for success beyond the walls of Mater Christi.

Never shy of a challenge

May 2nd, 2022

Facing up to challenges and seeking assistance when needed lead to the best outcomes for Emily.

A confident and enthusiastic student, Emily tackles every challenge head on, even when things get tough.

She says, building strong relationships with her teachers and asking for help when she needed it, allowed her to achieve the best outcomes.

Independent and self-disciplined

April 28th, 2022

While self-sufficiency has served her well, Sarah recommends taking advantage of the support and guidance of teachers, which is readily available at Mater Christi.

Sarah is an independent learner who prefers to approach tasks by herself.

A perfect combination

April 7th, 2022

For Sylvia, Mater Christi offered the perfect combination of an inclusive and beautiful learning environment, supportive teachers and varied subject choices.

Sylvia is known for her optimism and creativity.  She is capable of overcoming challenges and uses her creative side to calm and centre herself.

The importance of wellbeing

April 7th, 2022

Throughout her high school journey Melissa discovered that by simply looking after our own wellbeing, everything else tends to fall into place.

Focusing on her personal wellbeing and seeking support when she needed it, has been the key to a successful secondary school journey for Melissa.

Family Trivia Evening

April 7th, 2022

Our annual, student led, Trivia Evening will be held on Friday 20 May, in support of Caritas Australia's Project Compassion.

This is one of our favourite fundraising events of the year, drawing our Mater Christi Community together in a shared vision for a more just world and the dignity of all people.