Dei to Dei

Dear Parents, Guardians, Students and Staff of Mater Dei College, 

Media and Enterprise week has been celebrated at the College this week with many and varied activities for the students and staff to enjoy.  Our technology savvy students have enjoyed making lego movies, using green screens and making mini movies.  My thanks to Mr Cartmell and staff for providing the opportunities for our students.

The thank you dinner with the Japanese exchange students and staff from Kagoshima and our Mater Dei families was lovely last Friday evening.  Our College chef, Mr Andrew Watson, produced a first class Australian meal for all to enjoy.  My thanks to Mrs Rosanne Jacobs, Mr Andrew Watson and all staff and families for your support of the Japanese exchange program.

The College Swing Band, Concert Band and Pink Ladies were a great hit with the students at St Anthony’s Wanneroo and St Luke’s Woodvale last week. Our talented students and staff entertained the primary students with music and a small excerpt from the College Production “Grease”. Well done to all involved and thank you to Mr Vince Basile for coordinating the visits.

Athletics training has commenced for the ACC B Division Carnival. It is a great achievement for the College to compete in B division. Congratulations to the team and I look forward to their commitment and effort to training in the lead up to the carnival.

This week our Year 12 ATAR students had the opportunity to meet with Mr John Nelson from Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA).  Mr Nelson provided some handy hints to our Year 12 students about maximising their school marks and ways to work towards increasing their final ATAR. My thanks to Mr Nelson and I look forward to seeing our Year 12 students put some of the handy tips into action.

The planning for the College 25th anniversary in 2018 has commenced this week.  A planning committee has been formed which includes current parents represented from the Parents and Friends Committee, College Board, Executive and past members of our community including foundation Principal, Mr Bernie Boss, and foundation staff member and Deputy Principal, Mrs Liz Williams.  More information will follow during Term 4.

The congestion at the front of the College at the end of the day is quite concerning. I ask parents to please consider collecting your son/daughter ten minutes later at approximately 3.40pm in an attempt to reduce the traffic congestion and to ensure student safety.

This week the students have been reminded to wear their uniform appropriately and with pride.  I ask parents to please support the College in ensuring your son/daughter is attired neatly. In particular girls are asked to refrain from rolling up the College skirt which is to be worn to the top of the knee. Boys are reminded the College shirt is to be tucked in neatly. Excellent personal presentation sets a positive tone in the College.

God Bless

Annette Morey

11 August