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Opening Mass Reflection

February 11th, 2019

Our Opening School Year Mass coincides with the church feast day for St Scholastica, which is in the Church calendar for yesterday.

St Scholastica offers us a brilliant example of being fully woman and yet living within a society where social and indeed religious conventions gave much lesser participatory roles for women than today.

9 ways to support girls commencing secondary school

February 6th, 2019

The move from primary to secondary school is a social and educational shift that opens up new experiences. Students are likely to go through a range of emotions, display varying levels of confidence and feel a bit uncertain at times. Secondary school is a complex place
– usually a bigger school community with more opportunities.

Principal’s Desk – 7 February 2019

Welcome to the 2019 school year at Mater Christi College. With all students finally in attendance, there is a distinct buzz along corridors and in rooms.  The excitement is palpable as our Mater Christi College community embraces new and returning members.

Welcome Evenings 2019 – It’s all about girls

Save the date!
We are looking forward to again hosting some of Australia’s leading thinkers, authors and speakers.

This exciting series of seminars offers fresh thinking, expert advice, new perspectives, ideas and strategies across a range of age-related topics.

Secondary School vaccinations in 2019

The Secondary School Vaccine Program offers free vaccines to Year 7 and 10 students. These vaccines provide protection against:

Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) – one dose for year 7 students
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) – two doses for year 7 students
Meningococcal A,C,W,Y – one dose for year 10 students

Parents/guardians of Year 7 and 10 students should look out for the vaccine consent card booklet coming home with students.

Fire Danger Day Procedures

Due to the College’s unique location in a richly forested area, it is important that parents be familiar with the precautions we take on days of total fire ban and in the event of a bushfire in the area.

Our main perceived threats are an emergency situation on-site (e.g. fire on the property) or a bushfire in the area.

Conveyance Allowance 2019

Students travelling to Mater Christi College may be eligible to claim financial assistance in the form of a conveyance allowance.

In summary, to qualify for the conveyance allowance, a student must reside 4.8km or more by the shortest practicable route from the College.

Melinda Tankard Reist’s recommended resources

January 15th, 2019

Melinda Tankard Reist's recommended resources for parents to help children/adolescents navigate a sexualised world

BOOKS

How to Talk to Your Kids About Pornography (Educate and Empower Kids, 2016)

Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-proofing today’s young kids (Kirsten Jensen and Gail Poyner, Glen Cove Press, 2014).
Exposure to pornography is inevitable.