Dei to Dei Newsletter

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

A good deal of information has been evident in the media this week regarding future funding levels for schools in all systems across our country. It would seem that there is still considerable uncertainty surrounding the actual impact that changes to Australian Government funding will have on individual schools. Although I have had access to a ‘funding calculator’ made available by the Federal Minister, advice from our Catholic Education Office is that for our system, these calculators bear little resemblance to the actual funding changes for individual schools. As discussions continue between Catholic Education authorities and the government, I am hoping that in the coming weeks I will be in a better position to advise parents what the actual impact will be on schools such as Mater Dei College.

Please note that our Year 7/8 social this evening has been postponed due to insufficient numbers – I trust parents have received this message via other communications. Next Friday is our school photo day, parents and students are asked to ensure that a special effort is made on Friday to ensure students are well presented for their respective photos.

I take this opportunity to wish all mums in our school community a very Happy Mothers’ Day for this Sunday. We hope that we never lose sight of everything that our mothers do for us and the unconditional love that is shown by them.

Regards and God Bless,

John Aldous

Acting Principal