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News & Events

Extra study guidance and Maths support for students

March 4th, 2019

Our 2017 College Dux, Gemma Tripp recently told students, 'just because you don't understand something the first, second, third or even fourth time doesn't mean you will never understand it.'

Indeed, seeking help when needed is one of the keys to success.

Term 1 Reports and Progress Meetings

Progress Statements provide a brief overview of a student’s level of achievement and work practices in each of their subjects in Term 1. This is followed by a more detailed report at the end of Semester 1. Each reporting period is supported by the opportunity for parents and students to meet with teachers at Progress Meetings for more detailed conversations about student learning.

Hosting International Students – A wider view

March 1st, 2019

Mater Christi College and Homestay Hosts have had the privilege and responsibility to welcome, support and work with international students for over thirty years.  We have witnessed many truly amazing stories of courage, learning, struggles and success.

When the going gets tough, turn to wonder

February 28th, 2019

Each year, Mater Christi College hosts some of Australia’s leading thinkers, authors and speakers in a series of engaging seminars for parents.

Recently, Andrea Downie from Project Thrive provided Year 8 & 9 students and parents with fresh thinking as well as practical ideas and strategies.

Response to the conviction of Cardinal Pell

The news of the conviction of Cardinal George Pell has been both shocking and disturbing and especially so for all who work in Catholic education.  The behaviour of which he has been found guilty is appalling and unacceptable for any person let alone a senior Church leader.

Getting the basics right

2018 College Dux Jessica says "There's no point half-doing jobs and I love learning new things."

Even with an ATAR of 98.5, Jess describes herself simply as a “steady, hardworking student”.

In many ways, Jess applied all of the basic principles of being an ideal student.

Year 12 Welcome Night

February 25th, 2019

On 7 February, Year 12 enjoyed our last ever Welcome Night. This included a variety of activities to help with mindfulness, a talk about careers with our Careers Counsellor Mrs Donnelly and a presentation from renowned psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg.

Year 12 Formal 2019

February 25th, 2019

The Year 12 Formal Committee began planning and organising the 2019 Formal months in advance. The group of girls worked extremely hard to ensure it was a night to remember. There was an exciting buzz when invitations were sent out and tickets were booked.

SCSA Triathlon

February 21st, 2019

It was an early 6am start on Tuesday 19 February, as 27 girls made their way to Geelong for the first SCSA sporting event for the year, the Triathlon. Spirits were high as we arrived at Eastern Beach, with all the girls keen to hit the ground running!

Seniors were first to race with Emily Du Vallon, Phoenix Whitty and Kirsten Andrich making a strong finish within the first top 20 places.

New funding model and data collection

You may be aware of recent changes in the Australian Government’s funding models for Catholic and Independent schools.

The National School Resourcing Board recently completed a review of the socio-economic status (SES) score methodology used in the calculation of the Commonwealth’s needs-based funding arrangements for non-government schools.