Positive Parenting – A SchoolTV Resource

Despite the best efforts of parents around the world, the reality is, there is no such thing as the ‘perfect parent’. However, arming yourself with the right information is a good start!

Research shows, that one of the most important protective factors in the lives of young people, is a close relationship with a supportive adult.

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.

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.

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.

Principal’s Desk – 13 March 2018

This long weekend reminds us not only that the end of term is nigh but more significantly that we are halfway through Lent, with Easter only three weeks away. During this time of Lent, we as Christians are encouraged to reflect through prayer, abstinence and giving to others, on Jesus' life, his suffering and sacrifice, his death and resurrection.

Principal’s Desk – 19 February 2018

With the first cycle of classes completed and learning goals set, I congratulate students for participating enthusiastically, especially those new in Year 7, students new in other Year levels and newly arrived international students.  Following their pledge of leadership at our Opening School Mass, the commitment of student leaders has been already demonstrated energetically in presentations at the first assemblies, Ash Wednesday liturgy, Middle School Sports, Welcome Nights and the High Achievers Assembly.