News & Events

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.

Introducing our College Principal from 2021

Following the announcement of Maria Haggett as College Principal from 2021, we are delighted to now introduce and welcome Maria to the Mater Christi community.

Maria was introduced to students at our Zoom Assembly this morning. She is excited and very much looking forward to taking up her new role.

2021 Leadership and more…


For a long time, I thought leaders had to be fearless.  But now, I know that true courage comes not from doing things without fear, but from doing things in spite of it.

As a College leader, I would not only work to continue what the previous leaders have achieved, but listen to your views and opinions on how we can enhance this great community even more.

VCAL Small Business Project

September 10th, 2020

During the pandemic this year, I decided to make masks and learn about running a small business.

I asked  Mrs Mugridge if she could  help me do the activity using the skills we are learning in our Certificate II Small Business class and arrange to have the money I raise donated to St Vincent de Paul.

SoJuSt Week


Recently, as a school community, we participated in Social Justice & Stewardship (SoJuSt) Week. Students engaged in a variety of challenges that focused on creating something in the areas of sustainability and environmental awareness.

Year 7 Humanities


Year 7 students have been exploring the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals in Humanities.

As an introductory exercise, students created pic collages around various forms of inequality. We then narrowed our focus to Goal Number 5 - Gender Equality, examining challenges that many girls and women face around the world.

Science Week

September 8th, 2020

National Science Week was held across Australia from 15-23 August. Things were a little different this year due to remote learning, however the STEM Leaders and Science Team put on a great event throughout the week.

The theme for 2020 was “Deep Blue: Innovation for the future of our oceans”. At Mater Christi, we focussed on this aspect of National Science week as well as having fun with the various planned activities.

Mater Day – 2020

Friday 14 August marked our annual Mater Day. On this day we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption where Mary was raised to heaven.

Mater Day 2020 was different to previous years. Instead of being together physically, were came together in spirit and online.

Celebrating Father’s Day – A SchoolTV Special Report

For many years now, the role of fathers has changed and evolved. During the industrial revolution, fathers were often considered detached and distant due to working long hours in factories. However, today things have changed dramatically with many dads being celebrated for being sensitive, caring and more hands-on.

Where are they now? Courtney Sombekke (2014)

A series of internships throughout her tertiary studies gave Courtney a clearer view of the advertising world and helped her land her first job. 

After completing VCE at Mater Christi, I went on to study a Bachelor of Communications, majoring in Advertising at RMIT.  

During my time at RMIT I did a number of internships.