Our celebration of Mater Day occurs close to the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, the Mother of God, in whose honour our College takes its name. As an all-girls College, we seek to empower our students to become “women of faith who will participate actively and creatively” in their lives, in this world.
Our Lenten journey began this week with Ash Wednesday and all students participated in class liturgies where ashes were distributed and the Lenten season introduced. Students were reminded that:
“Lent is a time when we pray, act kindly and with mercy towards other people, give up things we enjoy and give to others, as we prepare to celebrate the great feast of Easter… (It) is a time of hope as we renew our relationship with God… (when) we are also making our journey with families around the world living in poverty, especially those who are unable to earn enough money to have the basic things they need like an education, medicine, food or clothing.
The news of the conviction of Cardinal George Pell has been both shocking and disturbing and especially so for all who work in Catholic education. The behaviour of which he has been found guilty is appalling and unacceptable for any person let alone a senior Church leader.
The College uniform policy and events on photo day have attracted the attention of the media.
The news item, written by a student journalist, contains unfortunate exaggerations and inaccuracies. I wish to assure you that no student was forced to take any actions as described in the article.
Welcome to the 2019 school year at Mater Christi College. With all students finally in attendance, there is a distinct buzz along corridors and in rooms. The excitement is palpable as our Mater Christi College community embraces new and returning members.
Amidst graduation and orientation events, it is often a challenge to remain focused on the present. With exams signaling the end of class programs, Christmas Hampers to be filled and arrangements for Co-Curricular Week at the forefront, we can easily find ourselves distracted and inattentive to regular expectations.
Amidst the joys of spring, as we face our final school term, we prepare to celebrate the contributions ordinary and extraordinary of students across the curriculum and co-curricular activities. Of course, throughout our year, we have enjoyed the images of many of these successes across our social media platforms.
Can you have too much of a good thing? It doesn’t seem so if a snapshot of College life over the last two weeks is anything to go by.
Amongst a busy academic program and excursions for several Year level groups, students and staff alike have enjoyed plenty of opportunities to learn and have fun together.
During the recent break, many Christians recognized and celebrated the feast day of St Benedict of Norcia. Mater Christi College, as part of Good Samaritan Education, uses his Rule to inspire and guide us to live out Jesus’ teachings of love, forgiveness and justice for all.
This Sunday, we celebrated the feast of Pentecost, most graphically presented in this week’s gospel readings, with images of the disciples, hiding away in rooms, dismayed and confused. Jesus has left them. What to do? Then together, they discover and feel the Holy Spirit amongst them, as a powerful energy force inspiring them.