Mission to Mars


Zenith students recently enjoyed a hands on experience as their final activity for the year.

On Monday 15 November, the Zenith team travelled to The Victorian Space Science Education Centre to learn about Mars and the different aspects of space travel.

Science Week 2021

September 14th, 2021

Science Week 2021 at Mater Christi was a huge success! This year’s theme was Food: Different by Design and it was an opportunity for students to choose their own activities and to get involved in science in a variety of ways.

While lockdown may have moved our Science Week online, the STEM Hub provided a daily quiz and experiments to get involved with over zoom, including making DIY lava lamps and tasty sherbet fizz, plus many more!

We would like to congratulate Lilly Ziino, Sasha Neilson and Claire Pierce for being the winners of the daily quiz and Madison Zapanta for winning the science Kahoot!

The Education Perfect Global Science Championships are always a highlight in Science Week and we are so impressed by all the students who got involved and contributed to Mater Christi College achieving 11th place out of all the 413 Victorian schools who entered.

The benefits of a mentor

August 26th, 2021

As part of the Girl Power in IT and Engineering Program at the University of Melbourne, Jessie has been mentored by a current university student - an experience she highly recommends to others considering a future in STEM.

The Girl Power in IT and Engineering Program at the University of Melbourne aims to inspire high school students with an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and promote the involvement of girls in engineering and IT degrees and careers.

Why we love STEM

April 27th, 2021

Hey everyone! We are the Senior STEM Captains, Bronya and Cassidy!

As you can imagine, we are both really passionate about all things Maths and Science. We are also curious and love learning about the world around us.

A taste of aviation


Last Term, I was lucky enough to be accepted into the Work Experience Program at the RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) Base in East Sale. Through this program, eight other students and I had the opportunity to live two normal days being part of the Air Force.

Education Perfect STEALTH Challenge

December 3rd, 2020

Education Perfect offered an interdisciplinary competition in Term 3, during remote learning. Students had the opportunity to work independently, in a group, with a partner or in pairs, on the STEALTH Challenge. This challenge was about researching the problem of plastics in our oceans and coming up with an innovative solution.

Science Week

September 8th, 2020

National Science Week was held across Australia from 15-23 August. Things were a little different this year due to remote learning, however the STEM Leaders and Science Team put on a great event throughout the week.

The theme for 2020 was “Deep Blue: Innovation for the future of our oceans”. At Mater Christi, we focussed on this aspect of National Science week as well as having fun with the various planned activities.

Does the STEMDER Gap matter?

A reflection from Science Week 2019.

In recent years there has been a steady call for girls to be more actively involved in Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM).

Women are significantly under-represented in science and engineering disciplines with only 16% of STEM qualified people in Australia being female.

Girl Power in Engineering & IT

September 10th, 2019

Before this program, we only had a basic understanding of what engineering was and that it involved STEM-based creation and design. Now we realise that engineering employs critical thinking and problem-solving skills in order to make the world a better place.