2016 – Term 4 Week 1

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Principal’s News

Over the past fortnight, I have been very fortunate to be part of the Salesian Pilgrimage in Switzerland, France and Italy. The experience has enabled me to travel in the footsteps of Saint John Bosco and to gain sight into the context in which he lived and worked. Of course, our Salesian heritage provides

October 7th, 2016|

Spring Prayer

Dear God, Spring is a metaphor for change. Some changes we eagerly await, and some we abhor. Some changes we plan and others arrive uninvited. To all these changes we ask the gift of Your perspective beckoning us to expectation, hope, and rebirth. May the sunlight and the rain be reminders that You are

October 7th, 2016|

Supporting Others

Tinnies 4 Vinnies 2016 We set ourselves a lofty goal for the number of items we could collect over the term for St Vincent de Paul Society. We were aiming for 12,000 items of donations as well as a goal of $1,500 in donations to support the “Assist A Student” appeal. The Ferntree Gully conference

October 7th, 2016|

Oustanding Achievement Awards

The presentation of ‘Outstanding Achievement Awards’ took place at the Whole School Assembly on Monday 12 September. The following is a brief extract from the assembly and a listing of all the ‘Outstanding Achiever’ recipients.  Good morning students, staff and parents,  The theme of today’s Assembly is Outstanding Achievement.  It is an unfortunate truth that

October 7th, 2016|

Variety Night

On Friday 9 September, students from Mater Christi College and St Joseph’s College came together for ‘Variety Night’. This is an annual variety music concert performed by the students for their friends and family. One of the main focuses of the evening was to raise awareness for people in need and to raise money for

October 7th, 2016|

Spring into a NEW book!

While spring has now been with us a few weeks, it is a great time to look for a new book to learn some new ideas or meet new situation and characters. Below are some recent additions to the Chieri catalogue. Three by Justin D’Ath This action packed thriller deals with the themes of

October 6th, 2016|

Vox Mundi Presentation Evening

On Wednesday 14 September 2016, our Year 10 Italian boys hosted a group of parents and students from St Jude’s Primary School, Scoresby. The evening was a celebration of the work of the Italian section of the Vox Mundi program, which has operated in our Languages curriculum at Year 10 this year. The Vox Mundi

October 6th, 2016|

Year 7 Samoan Dance Workshop

Towards the end of Term 3, our Year 7 students were treated to a special dance workshop presented by the boys of Don Bosco Technical Centre in Samoa. The students loved the experience and were entertained by the skill and talent the students from Samoa shared with them. During the workshop the

October 6th, 2016|

Year 10 Retreat

On Thursday 1 September, Year 10 students and staff went on Retreat at Don Bosco Camp in Dromana. The day was focused on building good habits for VCE and VCAL. The students’ active participation meant the day was a huge success. Ms Pagon led and organised the day. Students participated in four activities. The

October 6th, 2016|

Congratulating Student Success

At the end of Term 3, the College celebrated the academic success of one student from each year level. The recipient of the Year 10 Outstanding Achievement award was presented to a skillful, competent and burgeoning young artist who through research, purposeful practice and hard work created an oil stick pastel painting with the intent

October 6th, 2016|

Occhiena News

On Friday 16 September, I had the honour and privilege to accompany Josh Kyle (12 O’Mara) to the 2016 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students Year 12 Graduation Dinner. The Catholic Leadership Centre hosted the dinner and presentation. All students that attended were presented with an award and also provided the families with the opportunity

October 6th, 2016|