With tender compassion and transforming power you come among us, O God,
making us members of your household,
“built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets
with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone.”
Strengthen us in faith;
expand our vision and fill us with the hope of your Spirit that together we may build up your dwelling place, ourselves becoming its “living stones.“
Let the house which rises be a “living witness, that all people may be lifted up
by the hope of a world made new.”
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God forever and ever.
As per the College calendar, the 2017, Mater Dei College Awards Night will take place on Wednesday, 29 November from 7pm. To reserve your seats, please RSVP here.
OLNA SUPPORT SESSIONS
Results from the September round of OLNA have now been released to students and parents. After-school OLNA support sessions will take place throughout this term to assist students preparing for the next round in March 2018. These sessions are strongly recommended for students in Years 10 and 11 who are still required to pass one or more OLNA assessment areas.
Literacy Support (Reading and Writing)
Wednesdays 3.30pm to 4.30pm in MCC13-18 (Report to English Office)
Thursdays 3.30pm to 4.30pm in MCC13-18 (Report to English Office)
Other times may be negotiated directly between individual students and their English teacher. For further queries please contact Head of English, John Crooks: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesdays 3.30pm to 4.30pm in MCC7
Other times may be negotiated directly between individual students and their Mathematics teacher. For further queries please contact Head of Mathematics, Peter Roberts: email@example.com
For all other OLNA queries please contact Mrs Tamara Boyer, Deputy Principal Teaching and Learning: firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 12 Macbook Software Removal
Year 12 students are reminded to bring their MacBook to the IT Department by Friday, 1 December for software removal. Please ensure you have backed up your MacBook as it will be restored to factory settings.
If you have any questions relating to this please e-mail the IT Helpdesk email@example.com with the Subject Year 12 MacBook Exit Image.
On the 26th of October three year 11 students entered the WorldSkills competition. This competition is a Worldwide skills based competition, including skills such as cooking, bricklaying, hairdressing, floristry and woodwork just to name a few. Haydn Lawson, Shinah Fife and Vivian Ataya all competed in the VETiS Commercial Cookery section. This required them to cook two serves each of a three course meal for the judges. The competition this year was held at the North Metro TAFE Joondalup, in their commercial kitchens. All three students had to meet Commercial Cookery standards and had a detailed judging criteria to meet. The students were judged not only on their cooking techniques, taste and plating but on their energy usage, recycling and innovation. The students were competing for a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal and the chance to compete at Nationals next year in Sydney. The Regional awards ceremony will be held on the 21st of November. I am very proud of all three students for their hard work and outstanding achievements on the day. Congratulations to you all.
Ms Peta Brown
2017 PALS AWARD: Student Engagement and Community Participation
2017 has been another busy year for our PALS projects. PALS, (Partnership, Acceptance, Learning, Sharing) is run through the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage. They provide grant money to run and foster Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture within Western Australian schools. This year Mater Dei College was lucky enough to win the category, Student Engagement and Community Participation. The projects involved 2500 cookies created by Ms Brown and her Hospitality students which were infused with Indigenous ingredients and packaged into 600 boxes. A large mural of Eddie Mabo, an animation of Eddie Mabo’s life and participation in the City to Surf Fun Run under the umbrella of Run4Reconciliation. Selected students and staff will attend the 2017 PALS award ceremony in the state library. They will be presented the award by the Hon Ben Wyatt MLA, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs. A special thank you to Mrs Bradley for her continued support in this area.
Congratulations to all involved.
2017 Results for ICAS Spelling, ICAS Writing, and ICAS English
Students from Mater Dei College participated in various competitions associated with the English Learning Area throughout 2017. Year 7 students participated in the ICAS Spelling Competition, and students from Years 7,8,9 and 10 competed in the ICAS Writing and the ICAS English competitions. The competitions are run by UNSW Global, and involve students from a number of countries in the region. We achieved some excellent results, with nine students attaining a Distinction. Thank you to all participants, and congratulations to all of those who received awards.
Credit – Ethan Bennett-Bremner
Merit – Harrison Cole
Distinction – Ella McPhail
Credit – Layla Albonico
Merit – Catia Fernandes; Pascal Stuart.
Distinction – Faye Doherty, Emily Ekers, Zayan Hansrod, Joel Matta, Ethan Turkovic.
Credit – Courtney Atkins, Mia Biglane, Summer Bradley, Max Cannon, Stella Corboy, Ashlee Harwood, Ava Martin, Katelyn Matthews, Chloe Pibworth, Tayla Ray, Taylar Roccheccioli, Harman Singh, Connor Smith.
Merit – Eliza Bennett, Koby Clarke, Danielle Collopy, Kaelan Majekodunmi, Abigail Pedley, Jade Safy.
Distinction – Caitlin Barnard
Credit – Skyla Wolken, Georgia Middleton, Jordan Moscarda
Merit – Stephanie Ambrosini, Paris Endersby, Athena Route, Jacob Sheppard, Erin Maitland.
Credit – Haylee Hobbs, Selam Kumlachew, Aiysha Wigley
Merit – Olivia Strong, Thomas Webster
Credit – Layla Albonico, Ethan Bennett-Bremner, Michael Loftus, Pascal Stuart.
Distinction – Maya McKinnon
Credit – Koby Clarke, Stella Corboy, Zayan Hansrod, Abigail Pedley, Taylar Roccheccioli.
Merit – Eliza Bennett, Bree Dunjey, Emily Ekers, Ashlee Harwood, Keenan McMahon
Credit - Caitlin Barnard, Elizabeth Devlin, Joshua Li, Euan McLoughlin, Athena Route, Sklyla Wolken.
Merit – Kurt Andersen, Tahli Arbuckle, Isabella Brozek, Isaac Demarte, Jordan Moscarda.
Distinction – Olivia Strong
Credit – Keeley Bennett, Lucy Branch, Josh Hobley, Andrea Keyer, Yasmine Rock
Merit – Meghan Daly, Nicholas Dykstra, Ciara Fegredo, Faith McKay.
Caitlin Easton (Year 12) was selected, as one of five finalists, from 40 entries, in the solo drama category to perform at the grand final of the Youth On Health competition at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on Friday 27th November.
Caitlin was awarded the first prize, sharing the title with another student. This is the first ‘tie’ the competition has had in the 20 years it has been operating.
Caitlin gave an outstanding performance of “Give it up for Eveleen Blythe” a stand-up comedy routine that jokes about a very serious topics. Claudia Siciliano accompanied Caitlin and was judged highly on her introduction of the performance, which contributed toward Caitlin’s success.
We are very proud of the success Caitlin has achieved, it is testimony to her talent and commitment to performance.
Daniel Fazari (Yr. 9) x1 merit certificate
Kai Jacobs (Yr. 8) x1 merit certificate
Congratulations to the following Year 11 students who are recipients of Merit Certificates for Outstanding Attitude and Effort.
|Sophia Amonini||Merit Certificate - Certificate III in Visual Arts|
|Tarik Arbuckle||Merit Certificate - Physical Education Studies ATAR|
|Tegan Banks||Merit Certificate - Human Biology ATAR|
|Tegan Banks||Merit Certificate - Modern History ATAR|
|Keegan Barnard||Merit Certificate - English ATAR|
|Keegan Barnard||Merit Certificate - Religion & Life ATAR|
|Keegan Barnard||Merit Certificate - Mathematics Applications ATAR|
|Gabby Bassanelli||Merit Certificate - Physical Education Studies ATAR|
|Gabby Bassanelli||Merit Certificate - Biology ATAR|
|Matthew Chong||Merit Certificate - Certificate II in Visual Arts - Digital Graphics|
|Alyssa Clark||Merit Certificate - English ATAR|
|Madeleine Clarke||Merit Certificate - Literature ATAR|
|Ebony Cleland||Merit Certificate - Chemistry ATAR|
|Sharni Cresswell||Merit Certificate - Indonesian: Second Language ATAR|
|Sharni Cresswell||Merit Certificate - English ATAR|
|Bevan Deasy||Merit Certificate - Mathematics Methods ATAR|
|Alicia DeLorenzo||Merit Certificate - English ATAR|
|Alicia DeLorenzo||Merit Certificate - Mathematics Methods ATAR|
|Claudia Desveaux||Merit Certificate - Religion & Life ATAR|
|Guy Di Domenico||Merit Certificate - Certificate II in Business|
|Shinah Fife||Merit Certificate - English General|
|Shinah Fife||Merit Certificate - Certificate II in Hospitality|
|Molly Fletcher||Merit Certificate - Children, Family & the Community General|
|Eva Gauntlett||Merit Certificate - Geography ATAR|
|Eva Gauntlett||Merit Certificate - Children, Family & the Community ATAR|
|William Gordon||Merit Certificate - Drama ATAR|
|William Gordon||Merit Certificate - Materials Design and Technology General|
|Thomas Grady||Merit Certificate - English ATAR|
|Thomas Grady||Merit Certificate - Japanese: Second Language ATAR|
|Kiara Griffiths||Merit Certificate - Religion & Life General|
|Dana Grubisa||Merit Certificate - Design - Photography General|
|Dana Grubisa||Merit Certificate - English General|
|Lachlan Heeley||Merit Certificate - Certificate II in Information, Digital Media & Technology|
|Ally Holman||Merit Certificate - Religion & Life General|
|Niamh Jelley||Merit Certificate - Mathematics Applications ATAR|
|Niamh Jelley||Merit Certificate - Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation|
|Doreen Kujji||Merit Certificate - English General|
|Jessica Langdon||Merit Certificate - Human Biology ATAR|
|Ella McKinnon||Merit Certificate - Religion & Life General|
|James Munro-Clinton||Merit Certificate - Materials Design and Technology General|
|Breeanna Paice||Merit Certificate - Mathematics Applications ATAR|
|Breeanna Paice||Merit Certificate - Accounting and Finance ATAR|
|Alan Pryce||Merit Certificate - Mathematics Essentials General|
|Alan Pryce||Merit Certificate - Certificate II in Hospitality|
|Alan Pryce||Merit Certificate - Outdoor Education ATAR|
|Jessica Ravi||Merit Certificate - Mathematics Essentials General|
|Cameron Rowsell||Merit Certificate - Certificate II in Visual Arts - Furniture|
|Jacob Ryland||Merit Certificate - Design - Technical Graphics ATAR|
|Eloise Sampson||Merit Certificate - Visual Arts ATAR|
|Valeria Shaykhislamova||Merit Certificate - Economics ATAR|
|Ethan Smith||Merit Certificate - Religion & Life General|
|Luther Tamin||Merit Certificate - Human Biology General|
|Bridie Timmons||Merit Certificate - Mathematics Essentials General|
|Trinity Westlake||Merit Certificate - Media Production & Analysis ATAR|
|Layne Wilson||Merit Certificate - Certificate II in Sport & Recreation|
Murdoch Year 12 Horizons Summer School – A new three week university experience designed especially for students transitioning between Years 11 and 12 to complete a university-level subject at Murdoch while you’re still at school.
ConocoPhillips Science Experience - This science camp from the 11-14th December 2017 is an opportunity for Year 9 and 10 students to explore the vast array of science courses and experiences available at university, through four days of engaging and interactive sessions, workshops, lectures and games.
Notre Dame Cultural DeCoding Program
Monday 22-Wednesday 24 January, 2018. We would like to invite your current Year 10 and 11 students to be part of this wonderful experience.
Academic staff from the Schools of Philosophy and Theology, Arts and Sciences, Law and the Library will be presenting the students with intellectual and spiritual material that will challenge their gifts through archaeology, local history, iconography, philosophy, art history, theology, legal history, politics, theatre and a library treasure hunt using old and new technology. They will pursue philosophical notions that ask questions such as “What kind of society constructs a prison as their first official building?” They will de-code who we are today through exploring ideas and life detail from our history. They will engage in interfaith dialogue with an expert panel.
BEYOND SCHOOL: STUDY GUIDE
The Department of Education and Training (DET) has produced the Beyond School study guide - the Guide is a digital resource for Year 10-12 students providing information about Australian Government assistance so they are able to make informed choices about their future studies. There are nine resources included:
o Three tertiary education explainer infographics:
a. Higher education or VET? – Provides information about each sector so that students can understand what type/level of qualification they may need to get to the career they want.
b. Pathways to university – Provides examples of ways that students can access higher education (e.g. bridging course; VET/sub-bachelor studies; ATAR; principal recommendation scheme) and points them to apply for uni via their relevant TAC.
c. Choose your own higher education adventure – A flow chart for higher education students to select options that apply to them and find which HELP loan is most suitable for their study choices.
o One HELP loan comparison ‘cheat sheet’ – a table to compare each different loan and provide information about when a student might access each one.
o Five fact sheets – one for each of the four HELP loan schemes (HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP, OS-HELP, SA-HELP) and one for the VET Student Loans program, that provide basic information about each.
You can access the guide here: Beyond school study guide
Year 7 2020 Enrolments –if you have not enrolled siblings for Year 7, 2020 please contact the Enrolments Officer. Interviews for Year 7 2020 will start in March 2018
For further enquiries please phone our Enrolments Officer, Ang Lourens on 9405 4777 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
UNIFORM SHOP HOURS
Term 4: Week 2 -10
Monday 8.00am -11.30am
Thursday 12.30pm - 4.00pm
(During school term only)
In addition to visiting the Mater Dei College Uniform Shop and placing your uniform order in person, Matrix Uniforms (supplier of Mater Dei College Uniforms) now offers the convenience of online ordering.
Matrix Uniforms Contact: 0435 751 963
Please note this phone is only operated during school uniform shop hours. If we are unavailable, please leave a message and we will call you back.
For urgent queries over the school holidays please email email@example.com
Purchases can now be paid with Cash, Eftpos or Credit card. Student Card will no longer be accepted in the Uniform Shop.
Treetop Café Blog
The summer menu can be found on the school website and will be sent out via email each day, so have a look and check out the new items. The new Keri Fruit blends have arrived and are very tasty!!
CHILL J 100% natural squeezed fruit juices, Rippin’ Raspberry, Groovy Grape, Chillin’ Cola and Blastin’ Blackcurrant are still only $2.00. To beat the heat on those hot days, grab a $2.00 slushie; we try out new flavours all the time.
NEW: PROUD & PUNCH Yoghurt icy poles, NO ADDED SUGAR, SIMPLE INGREDIENTS and very low CALORIES.
NEW: PROVITAL fruit cups Two Fruits, Fruit Salad and Peaches.
Breakfast is on from 7am each day, you can enjoy omelettes, egg and bacon muffins, freshly baked banana bread, French toast, thick cafe raisin toast or a berry, yoghurt muesli cup. Real cocoa hot chocolate is also available and ONLY $2.00 a cup or try the COMBO toast and hot chocolate for $2.50 can’t beat that for value!
The espresso machine is performing well, serving all your favourite coffees, from cappuccinos, flat whites, chai latte to long macs or even try a DIRTY CHAI, with a choice of hazelnut, caramel or vanilla syrups. Coffee is only available to senior students (Years 10, 11 and 12), so come down and check it out.
For lunch, there is a different hot food choice each day including: ciabattas, focaccias, paninis, a daily specialty salad, along with vegetarian and gluten free options and of course the old favourites.
Please come and talk to us and let us know what you would like us to supply, you never know if you don’t ask, and it may be a simple thing to do.