When a passion becomes a career

July 29th, 2019

A lifelong love of animals and a desire to protect them will soon launch a career for Year 12 student Monique, thanks to opportunities she gained through the VCAL Program.

Following volunteer and work experience opportunities at a local wildlife shelter, Monique discovered a particular interest in reptiles.

VCAL City Camp

May 27th, 2019

On 13 May, two Senior School students showcased their leadership skills by running a VCAL Camp in the city.

We stayed at the Nunnery in Fitzroy, a good location that made it easy to get around.

On the first day we went to the Melbourne Museum to complete a ‘Road to Zero’ experience.

VCAL Mother’s Day Gifts

May 27th, 2019


In 2019 the VCAL class have been working on Small Business projects. This year we decided to create Mother’s Day gifts, selling them to local primary schools for their Mother’s Day stalls.

Within the class, we split up into groups and created dreamcatchers, potted plants, bath bombs and diffusers.

VCAL sparks a passion for learning

2018 Year 12 student Amber says choosing VCAL was the best decision she has made.

During her last two years as a VCAL student, Amber completed Certificate II in Small Business, Certificate III in Allied Health, Certificate II in Public Safety as well as Responsible Serving of Alcohol and Barista Certificates… and was awarded 2018 Upper Ferntree Gully First Year Firefighter of the Year.

Do you have an old mobile phone to donate?

April 4th, 2019

As part of Intermediate VCAL we will be running a phone drive for Werribee Zoo. We will be collecting old phones and donating them to the Zoo so that they can recycle the parts to help prevent gorilla extinction.

Our target is to get as many phones as we can.

The wisdom of youth

February 12th, 2019

Our speaker at this morning's High Achievers' Assembly was 2017 College Dux Gemma Tripp. Gemma shared her reflections on her time at school as well as her busy 2018.

There is a pearl of wisdom for everyone to contemplate in Gemma's presentation.


Good morning Mrs Fitz-Gerald, staff, students, special guests and the high achievers of 2018

My name is Gemma and I graduated from Mater Christi in 2017. Firstly, I’d just like to say a massive congratulations to the class of 2018. Your persistence, hard work and motivation has paid off and you’ve made it through the toughest year of secondary school.

Celebrating Year 12 2018

December 14th, 2018

Download our Year 12 2018 Results Brochure

We are 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. The strength of these results is best indicated by the fact that 39% of the group attained an ATAR above 80, almost twice the State and National figure.

VCAL 2018 Main Event

June 28th, 2018


Last week, we held our VCAL Main Event.

We learn to work as a team in VCAL and to meet particular competencies. Our Main Event is an opportunity for us to organise a complex project.

In the past, VCAL students ran Main Events to raise funds for bigger organisations like White Ribbon and Make A Wish.