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.

The Amazing Spaghetti Machine

August 20th, 2019

'The Amazing Spaghetti Machine Competition'. The title may sound strange but, in fact, this is simply an event where schools around the state create their own machines to meet a prompt.

The competition is based on Rube Goldberg machines, which are complex, exaggerated feats of engineering designed to complete a simple task.

Year 7 STEM Day


Robotics, coding, virtual reality and a presentation; were some of the activities the year 7’s participated in at the Yarra Ranges Tech School.

The virtual reality activity was very interesting. Once you had the headset on, it was like you were in a different world! We had to guide a spider through a maze using a controller, then created our own character.


October 27th, 2017

Six Year 9 students are taking part in a new program, CHOOSEMATHS Mentoring, organised by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI).

The aim of the program is to change community attitudes and participation in Mathematics and statistics as a career choice, especially for girls and young women.