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News & Events

Zenith 2020

 

Participating in the Zenith program this year was very different from what we have experienced previously. Although most of the year was dedicated to learning online, the Zenith team still had the opportunity to be a part of some awesome activities and events.

Global Youth Advocacy Forums

On 27 and 28 October, five students from Year 9 (Olivia, Hannah, Jerusha, Charli and Ava) attended the Global Youth Advocacy Forums. We participated in discussions and workshops around issues of globalisation, how we can better ourselves and establishing collaborations with other schools.

2020 House Cup

The House Cup was arranged differently this year with the majority of events held online.

The competition began with the Middle School Swimming Carnival where students showcased their very best swimming talents and house spirit.

House Chalk Art ran in March as a paired event, with Year 7 and 10 students working together to create murals displaying the theme of environment and sustainability.

Homework Club and Maths Support

Seeking help when needed is one of the keys to success. The following options are available to students who are looking for extra guidance in their studies.

Homework Club

For students in Years 7, 8 and 9.
Wednesdays, 3.20 to 4.20pm in the Learning Commons.

Olympic Change Maker Program

October 27th, 2020

The Olympic Change-Maker Program celebrates young leaders who have demonstrated ‘Olympic spirit through leadership and driving positive change in the community”. This includes major projects through to small examples of daily positivity, such as working in teams, coaching juniors, supporting seniors, national causes or making a difference in sport and community clubs.

Principal’s Desk – 22 October 2020

As we take very tentative steps now out of full lockdown, it’s tempting to focus merely on what might have been and to grieve for the many events not held and normal expectations not reached.  What a year it has been!

And then, the conversation often goes “Bet you wish you’d finished last year?” “What a terrible year to finish on!”

Not so!  I would never have chosen to miss this one.

Where are they now? Tayla Little (2013)

For Tayla, Year 12 presented both opportunities for personal growth and significant challenges. Her message to current Year 12s is 'you will be ok'.

Wow, just like that, 7 years after graduating at Mater Christi, I count myself lucky to be following the same passion for business as I did back in Year 12, with Ms Callahan.

Year 7 DEAR Challenge

October 6th, 2020

 

Without access to the Learning Commons and the print collection, the Year 7 students have well and truly risen to the Drop Everything And Read Challenge and read for over 189,000 minutes (3,150 hours).

The objective of the challenge was to encourage students to read an additional ten minutes every day to establish good reading habits as well as broadening their interests in different genres.

Principal’s Desk – 17 September 2020

Yay!  We have finally reached the end of Third Term.  With ‘virtual’ fanfare and no reservations, I wish to congratulate our students, their parents, teachers and staff for the hard won levels of resilience and creativity demonstrated over the long wintry weeks of remote classes while in lockdown.