VCAL sparks a passion for learning

2018 Year 12 student Amber says choosing VCAL was the best decision she has made.

During her last two years as a VCAL student, Amber completed Certificate II in Small Business, Certificate III in Allied Health, Certificate II in Public Safety as well as Responsible Serving of Alcohol and Barista Certificates… and was awarded 2018 Upper Ferntree Gully First Year Firefighter of the Year.

Unwavering commitment to a dream

2018 Year 12 student Claire has never wavered from her dream of joining a circus, even when faced with training four hours a day in addition to her VCE studies.

Last November, Claire’s dream became a little more real when she was offered a highly treasured place at the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA). Claire’s commitment has been extraordinary.

More than academic success

2018 Year 12 student Madeleine says she grew in confidence as well as academically at Mater Christi

While Madeleine regularly enjoyed academic success, she identifies her personal growth as equally significant during her time at Mater Christi.

Prioritising the important things

During the busyness of Year 12, 2018 College Co-Captain Sophie had a simple but effective approach - “I prioritised the important things – health, study, family and friends and had a great year”.

Sophie maintains a healthy perspective on life and her studies and always tries to “find ways to enjoy each day”. She looks with great affection and satisfaction on her time at Mater Christi and her final year as College Co-Captain.

The best of both worlds

2018 Year 12 student Nicki is in the enviable position of being offered her first preference course of Criminology & Psychological Sciences alongside her budding football career.

When Nicki moved to Mater Christi in Year 10, she was seeking “more focus on studies and more opportunities and challenges”. She quickly settled into the College and felt welcomed and supported.

The complementary nature of music and science

2018 Year 12 student Clancy hit the perfect balance between two passions,
music and science.

Watching the movie Finding Nemo when she was four years old sparked Clancy’s passion for nature and the sea and set her on an unwavering path to becoming a Marine Biologist.

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.