Mater Dei College Notices


Last week at the College we celebrated a beautiful Ash Wednesday Liturgy in the Bernie Boss Hall ably led by our Year 12 Student Executive. This signified the beginning of Lent in the Church’s Liturgical calendar. Ash Wednesday is also the beginning of Project Compassion in our College. Each Homeroom has a Project Compassion box in their tray and the students are encouraged to donate what they can to help others in need. Each week we will hold a ‘bring in a dollar’ day. Next week it will be Tuesday 14 March. The students are notified through the daily notices in homeroom. Some of the money raised will support the work of Caritas Australia and some money will support our mission in Kenya. I have included a link below to the Caritas Australia outlining the launch of the 2017 Project Compassion ‘Love your Neighbour’.

I would like to invite each of you to attend our College Foundation Day Community Mass which will be held on Friday 24 March in the Bernie Boss Hall starting at 8:45am. This celebration provides us with an opportunity to grow in our journey of faith and provides active witness to the sacramental life of our College. You do not have to be Catholic to attend. All are welcome.

Mrs Wendy O’Neill 

Acting Faith and Liturgy Coordinator



MDC Cricket

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Mater Dei finished the group stages of the Graeme Wood Shield with another emphatic win, this time over Belridge Secondary College 2nd XI.

Belridge SC won the toss and sent Mater Dei in to bat. The game was all but won after the first 11 overs which saw openers Michael Hammond (77) and Tristan Hobley (77*) take the score past 120 for the loss of no wickets.

Daniel Holland (35*) came to the crease after the loss of the first wicket to play a pivotal role in getting the score past 200. Mater Dei completed their 20 overs with a score of 1/201.

Belridge never looked like chasing the total down after Joshua Collins’ opening spell of 1/13 off 3 overs, provided an early wicket for the MDC team. Elliot Morris swept through the middle order with a devastating spell of 2/8 off 3 overs, taking 2 wickets in consecutive deliveries. Thomas Snelson cleaned up the tail in the last over claiming 2/0 off his one over. Belridge completed their 20 overs well short of the target at 8/99.

The Mater Dei College Cricket team finished in 1st place after the group stages and will play Greenwood College next week.

Tristan Hobley

Inter-House Cross Country Carnival

The Inter-House Cross Country Carnival is on Friday 17 March, for further information please download the flyer HERE.


Inter-House Swimming Carnival Results

The Inter House Swimming Carnival was held on Friday 17 February and the results can be accessed HERE.




Careers Corner

University of Western Australia Year 12 Information Evening

Wednesday 22 March from 7:00pm-8:30pm 

For many Year 12 students and their parents, applying for university can be a daunting process.

The University of WA offers free information sessions providing advice on UWA courses, admission requirements and key dates for 2017. Their Future Students team will be available to answer your questions after the presentation. Register online:


Notre Dame University Prospective Students Team

The Prospective Student Advisor team at The University of Notre Dame is available for campus tours, school visits, presentations, as well as course and application advice. 

Contact the Prospective Students Office at or by phone (08) 9433 0533.


Murdoch University Parent Information Evening 

Thursday 23 March at 7:00pm- 8:15pm

Is your child the first in their family to consider studying at Uni, or has it been a while since a family member attended Uni?

Guest speaker Associate Professor Sarah O’Shea from the University of Wollongong, will address the common questions and concerns raised by students and their parents, and will provide insight on how these students can be supported and advised during their transition to university. For more information and to register, please visit:


ECU Campus Tours

Mount Lawley Campus on Tuesday 11 April from 11:00am-12:00pm


Joondalup Campus 

on Thursday 20 April from 11:00-12:00pm 

For more information and to register for these events please visit:


Mrs Tara Hill  -  Careers and VET Co-ordinator




Student Success

Hobley Tristan

Tristan Hobley

Following a successful hit out at Murdoch Cricket Oval on Friday 3 March we would like to congratulate Tristan Hobley (Year 12) who was selected to represent the ACC cricket team against the combined Government Schools on Wednesday 8 March at the WACA. Tristan was also privileged to be named team captain of this squad.  We wish Tristan all the best and congratulate him on his outstanding achievements.




When reading’s a challenge – or mission impossible.



With friends at school and READ school stories!  See the display in the Library.

Mrs Janine Boyle

Library Coordinator




Term 1, Weeks 6 - 10

Monday:  8.00 am - 12.00 pm 

Wednesday:  8.00 am - 9.30 am

Thursday:  8.00 am - 12.00 pm & 12.30 pm - 4.30 pm