International Women's Day Breakfast

We were honoured to welcome over 550 women and men to the College on Friday 10 March for our annual International Women's Day Breakfast.

Each year, we welcome guest speakers to our breakfast. The College is fortunate to have such a breadth of talent and life experiences within our Alumnae community. Our guest speakers for our breakfast, Donna Johnson and Trudi Camilleri, are members of the College Alumnae.

Donna Johnson is Co-Founder of Zena Sport, Innovator of Female Sports Protective Wear, Educator and Female Entrepreneur. Donna has been actively involved with professional sport for the past 25 years. Donna, together with her business partner, decided there was a need for a protective garment in the market and felt a responsibility to educate females around the risks associated with breast injury due to contact sport. Donna's message to our students about 'having a go', never giving up and being involved in school activities was great advice.

We are also fortunate to welcome Trudi Camilleri as a performing arts staff member at MSJ this year. Trudi has spent most of the past 20 years living and performing in London. She has appeared in Off West End Theatre productions, TV commercials, and is an accomplished opera singer and recording artist. Trudi performed an amazing rendition of “Back to Before” from Ragtime the musical and had us spellbound. Trudi spoke of the crossroads in her life whereby a female role model guided and mentored her through triumphs and difficulties.

Thank you to all staff who helped organise this event and a very special thank you to Trudi and Donna who inspired and entertained us with their life stories and inspired us to believe that anything is possible and dreams do come true.

This term so far - in pictures

Swimming Carnival

Athletics Carnival

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine information for parents/guardians

From 6 February 2023, the routine two dose HPV vaccine schedule provided to young people aged 12-13 years through the National Immunisation Program (NIP) has become a single dose schedule using the same Gardasil®9 vaccine.

What is the HPV vaccine?

The Gardasil®9 vaccine protects against HPV infection, which is a common viral infection, usually affecting the genitals and spread through sexual contact. The vaccine is most effective when given before exposure to the virus, that is before a person becomes sexually active. More information about HPV and the HPV vaccine can be found here.

How has the HPV vaccine schedule changed?

From 6 February 2023, the recommended HPV vaccine schedule for most people has changed from two-doses to a single dose course using the same Gardasil®9 vaccine. There is no change to the amount of vaccine that is given in the single dose.

The schedule has not changed for immunocompromised people. A 3-dose schedule of HPV vaccine is recommended for people with severely immunocompromising conditions, regardless of their age when they started vaccination.

Why was this change made?

The change is based on advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), who have considered and reviewed the latest international clinical evidence. ATAGI support the large volume of clinical findings that a single dose of HPV vaccine provides about the same protection as two doses of HPV vaccine.

What do you need to do?

Your council immunisation service will seek your consent for vaccinations delivered to students at school as usual.

If you would like to discuss the change, or clarify any information about the HPV vaccine please contact your local council.

Further information

Better Health Channel


Updated statements were issued during the week.

The Early Payment Discount has been applied to all families who were eligible (account paid in full by 24 February 2023). If you are yet to commence 2023 payments, it would be appreciated if you bring your account up to date – please review the fees schedule on the website by following the link below.

Deduction forms (Direct Debit / Credit Card / Centrepay) can also be accessed via the Tuition Fees page on our website.

$1,225 CSEF reduction in fees

Families who have not already applied and are eligible (hold health care (HCC), pensioner concession (PCC) or veterans’ affairs gold card and temporary foster parents) are strongly urged to complete the CSEF form as it provides significant reductions in fees.

Should you have any queries in relation to your account, please contact Mrs Heather Rinaldi: or phone 8398 2000 and select option 3 when prompted.

Your continued support is appreciated.

Daniel O’Malley - Business Manager

Change of Business Hours

Please note that the College Reception hours have changed. The office will now close at 4:00pm on Fridays commencing this week, 17 March.

Catholic School Parents victoria

As we head towards the end of term and Easter, there are various opportunities Catholic School Parents Victoria are providing for parents to contribute their valued perspective in education.

In this issue they have included the following:
Advocacy - CSPV survey for parents to share what's important to them in education
Advocacy - CSPV opportunities for parent members

Wellbeing - CSPA survey for parents to share views for a national review on classroom disruption
Curriculum - MACS invitation for parents to participate in a forum to share views on technology in education
Parent Engagement - Webinar with Anne T Henderson
Child Safety - Vaping Webinar for parents
Curriculum - Premier's Reading Challenge resources

Click to download the email update - CSPV Connect