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Principal’s Desk – 19 December 2019

As always, the school year ends amidst much excitement - celebrations of Co-Curricular activities, national basketball competitions, first place in schools national division for Cheerleading, the return of our Victorian Young Leaders to China group, and finally celebrations of VCE results and first round tertiary entrance offers.

Why we are not defined by an ATAR

Amid the excitement and media coverage with the release of Year 12 results, another story gathers more recognition each year… “you are not defined by your ATAR”.

The article below from Year13 unpacks that story in a sensible and positive manner.

Celebrating Year 12 2019

We are delighted and proud to share some highlights of the achievements of the Class of 2019.

We commend all of our students for their personal achievements over their final year of secondary education, regardless of ATAR. We recognise that each student has a unique story of individual challenges and diverse learning goals.

Final Update – Victorian Young Leaders to China (VYLC)

As our time in Nanjing comes to a close and we look back on the experience, we see all that we have achieved.

At the beginning of our time in Nanjing, our hosts Yangzi High School provided an opening ceremony where they welcomed us into their school community for the next three weeks.

Supporting young people during holidays and surviving Christmas


Holidays can take students away from friends and their usual school supports. Changes to routine can cause some young people to feel stressed, isolated or alone.

There are many excellent online resources for parents. In particular, we recommend the resources available through Headspace and SchoolTV.

SchoolTV has prepared a 5-minute video with some simple and practical reminders about surviving Christmas.

Principal’s Desk – 29 November 2019

These final weeks of term have been significantly ‘bookended’ by two key events, the Orientation Visit for the Year 7 Class of 2020 and the Valedictory Graduation Dinner for the Year 12 Class of 2019. In both activities, the excitement and enthusiasm of students and their families were clearly evident.

2020 Middle School Leadership Group

Congratulations to our 2020 Middle School Leadership Group announced today.

Middle School Captains: Alisha McGaffin and Charli Hart
Social Justice and Stewardship Captains: Sarah MacDonald and Hannah Koolstra
Faith and Liturgy Captains: Kiara D'Sylva and Piper Wilson
Arts Captains: Raquel Pospischil and Emily Tyquin
STEM Captains: Simone Martin and Alicia Petersen
Sports Captains: Sami Lane and Jemma Mason

House Captains
Lyons: Charli Gardiner and Danielle Cooke
Gibbons: Ashleigh Thomson and Vanessa Bateman
MacKillop: Ava Zidek and Charli Petersen
Chisholm: Ally Smart and Tess Grandia

A Symphonic Universe


Recently, over 30 girls from various music groups at Mater Christi travelled to the city to Hamer Hall – the largest concert hall in the Melbourne arts complex.

We were there to see a special performance by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and physicist Professor Brian Cox.

Update 2 – Victorian Young Leaders to China (VYLC)


During our last week in Beijing, we have been participating in further cultural and language activities.

Early in the week, we went to the Forbidden City where we were able to experience what living in Ancient China was like and see the collection of rooms that have been preserved from the Ming and Qing dynasties.