Semester One Reports and Progress Meetings

Progress Meetings play an integral role in the communication between home and school and provide an opportunity for students to reflect on their learning, seek input from parents and teachers, and set goals for the term to come. Students are encouraged to lead the discussion, with the support of their teachers, as we believe that they are more likely to grow if they take responsibility for their learning.

General Excellence Scholarships 2020

Open to Year 9 2019 students
Each year Mater Christi College awards a number of full and half scholarships to students entering Year 10 who have demonstrated excellence in their studies and their school life.

The three-year scholarship is designed to support students who wish to complete their Year 10 and VCE studies at Mater Christi.

5 things to remember about NAPLAN

It’s almost NAPLAN time and as the community debate re-commences, students and teachers at Mater Christi College are at the ready.

Students nationwide in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will complete four tests covering reading, writing, language conventions and numeracy between 14 – 16 May.

Opportunity to host a Japanese student

We are looking for expressions of interest from families able to host a Japanese student for Term 3.

The College has accepted 4 short-term students from Japan to join our community for a cultural and language development experience.  The girls are aged 15 – 17 years and are capable, enthusiastic and very excited about the prospect of learning more about Australia.

2020 and 2021 Enrolments

Places for Year 7, 2020 are almost filled.

We understand that occasionally in the busyness of life, some general life admin gets overlooked. For example, have you enrolled your younger daughter for next year? If not, please contact Kylie Lee, Registrar asap.

Scoliosis in schoolgirls

The Spine Society of Australia has asked that we provide parents and students with access to an important Self-Detection Fact Sheet that includes information on how to self-assess for scoliosis.

Scoliosis (spinal curvature) is an important health problem for adolescent girls.

Principal’s Desk – 2 April 2019

Here we are, in the final week of this first term.  I suspect that we all, students, parents and staff, share an equal sense of wonder and achievement at this news.  Wonder that our time shared as community in educational pursuits has gone so quickly and achievement as a consequence of all that has been accomplished within such a short time – settling in for new students and leaders, getting underway in sporting events and production rehearsals and stepping through challenges such as in Zenith, Personal Project, Adventure Camp, VCE Outdoor Education and the Yarra Ranges Tech School.

Grief and Loss – A SchoolTV Resource

Grief is a natural response to loss. It might be the loss of a loved one, relationship or even a pet. The more significant the loss, the more intense the grief is likely to be. Students and adults grieve differently due to their developmental stage, and this can prove difficult for parents to understand.

Response to the Christchurch Tragedy

The shocking events in Christchurch are confronting and distressing. It is impossible to fully understand the impact of this horrific crime on ourselves as well as upon Muslim communities.

As adults and parents we may struggle to explain or even discuss this tragedy with children.

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.