Principal’s Desk – 7 March 2019

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.

Response to the conviction of Cardinal Pell

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.

Uniform – Our response to media reports

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.

Principal’s Desk – 7 February 2019

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.

Principal’s Desk – 18 December 2018

I am delighted and proud to share some highlights of the achievements of the Class of 2018. Our Year 12 students have again achieved some excellent results across a broad range of academic and vocational programs with outstanding personal achievements and a median study score of 32.

We commend all students in the Class of 2018 for their personal achievements over their final year of secondary education, regardless of ATAR. We recognise that each student has a unique Year 12 story of individual challenges and diverse learning goals.

Principal’s Desk – 29 November 2018

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.

Principal’s Desk – 18 October 2018

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.

Principal’s Desk 23 August 2018

 

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.

Principal’s Desk 23 July 2018

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.

Principal’s Desk 24 May 2018

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.