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News & Events

Principal’s Desk – 7 April 2022

April 7th, 2022

What an eventful term we have had!  After two years of anything but “normal” I feel that for many of our students, particularly those from Years 7, 8 and 9, this term has been as close to normal as we have been able to get.

Mater Moments – Sara Mugridge

March 31st, 2022

Affectionately referred to as 'Muggers' by her students, Sara Mugridge is known for her caring, dedicated approach to each and every student's journey. She takes great joy in seeing the sense of pride in students as they realise their own potential and the wonderful opportunities that can arise from the VCAL and VET programs.

A perfect combination for success

The supportive learning environment at Mater Christi, as well as the benefits of the VCAL program, combined to create a recipe for success for Jess.

A confident, positive and friendly person, Jessica chose Mater Christi mainly because it offered the learning support she needed.

The power of a Personal Project

College Co-Captain Jasmine has received considerable praise for her first published research paper, regarding fauna survey work she conducted in Sassafras Creek.

Jasmine initially conducted the research and wrote the article as part of her Year 10 Personal Project at Mater Christi.

The Conflict in Ukraine – a SchoolTV Special Report

Around the world, people are saddened and devastated by the events unfolding in Ukraine. Both adults and young people alike are feeling the stresses of war from afar as they experience fear, frustration and helplessness. The 24 hour news cycle has shown us upsetting images raising many questions, especially for our young people, about what is happening.

SchoolTV Special Report – Vaping and e-cigarettes

Vaping is becoming a trendy pastime that is growing in popularity across Australia, especially amongst teenagers. It is the act of inhaling a vapour created by an electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette. Many teenagers are succumbing to peer pressure around this risk-taking activity due to the ease of accessing and hiding vapes.

Term 1 House Activities Wrap Up

March 22nd, 2022

 

Middle School Swimming

Early in the Term our Middle School students enjoyed the sunshine at Belgrave Pool, for their Middle School Swimming Carnival.  The overall enthusiasm, participation and support for peers was outstanding, in fact, the cheering could be heard all the way back to the College.

Caring teachers make a difference

March 21st, 2022

New to the College in Year 8, Jacqueline found her feet with the support of her Maths teacher, who went on to be a significant figure for her throughout her entire secondary school journey.

Jacqueline is a logical thinker, with a practical approach to her studies and life.

Learning and leadership

March 15th, 2022

A quiet achiever, Emma's love of learning and willingness to step outside her comfort zone led to an enhanced secondary school experience and exciting future opportunities

Emma loves learning and understanding the wide range of human experiences.

International Women’s Day (IWD)

March 8th, 2022

Our International Women's Day guest speaker, Hannah Priest, encapsulates everything that this day, and indeed modern womanhood, should be about. Strength, kindness, resilience and an unwavering belief that positive change is possible.

As Captain of St Kilda Football Club's AFLW team, Hannah is an elite athlete and also works as a teacher.