Mater Dei College Notices

Annual College Community Meeting

The Annual General Meeting for the College Board and the P&F Committee will be held on Tuesday 21 February at 7.30pm in the College Administration Building. This is a great way for parents to contribute to the school community, to support children in their education and to meet other parents. All nominations need to be submitted by Friday 17 February. 

To nominate for a position on the College Board, please complete this online formHERE.

Or if you wish to print a nomination form, please download one HERE and return to the administration.

To become involved in the P&F Committee you can complete an online formHERE.

Or you can download a form HEREand return this to the administration.


Protecting and Managing Your Children’s Online Behaviour

The world of social media & technology is fast becoming the centre of our children’s universe. It can be a challenging task for parents to stay on top of the dangers of social media and technology, while monitoring their child’s online behaviour and finding balance.

We are offering a workshop for parents to learn more about managing children’s technology use, including an introduction into the most popular social media platforms and practical tips for keeping kids safe online. We will also cover information on setting boundaries around technology, online behaviour management, and tools for managing technology both in and outside of the home. 

If you’ve ever struggled with getting your kids off their games and into bed, worried about knowing what your child is accessing online, or felt concerned that your child was spending too much time in the digital world, this workshop is for you!

This event is open to parents of both Prendiville Catholic College and Mater Dei College. Presented by the Director of ySafe - Social Media and Cyber Safety Experts, Jordan Foster (Psychologist: BA Hon, MPsyc (Clinical).

Please register for this event by following the link provided. This is an important school event for all parents to attend.


7PM - 8PM


Parking on the tennis courts - first entry on the left as you turn onto Prendiville Avenue off Marmion Avenue.

FREE – In order to ensure seating please use the trybooking link below to reserve your seat, please book HERE.



Homework Club

Homework Club begins this Wednesday (Week 3) in the Library from 3.20-4.30pm. All are welcome.


Ms Scott


Book of the Week

The Boundless Sublime by Lili Wilkinson 

[Lili is Ms Meagher's daughter-in-law!]

Ruby Jane Galbraith is empty. Her family has been torn apart and it's all her fault.

The only thing that makes sense to her is Fox - a gentle new friend who is wise, soulful and clever, yet oddly naive about the ways of the world. He understands what she's going through and he offers her a chance to feel peace. Fox belongs to a group called the Institute of the Boundless Sublime - and Ruby can't stay away from him. So she is also drawn in to what she too late discovers is a terrifying secretive community that is far from the ideal world she expected.

Can Ruby find the courage to escape? Is there any way she can save Fox too? And is there ever really an escape from the far-reaching influence of the Institute of the Boundless Sublime?

The Boundless sublime 

Weekly Inspiration


Chalkboard artist:  Molly McConnell, Year 10.


This week the students have been connecting with Lego, jigsaw and wooden puzzles from the Yallingup Maze!

Mrs Janine Boyle
Library Coordinator



Careers Corner

Australian Taxation Office: Tax File Number

A tax file number is a unique nine-digit number issued to individuals and organisations to help administer tax and other Australian Government systems. Students need a TFN before they can start any type of paid work. 

For information on how to apply visit:


SAE Perth Campus

Interested in Sound Engineering, Film making, Animation or Gaming

SAE Perth is conveniently located within walking distance of the CBD, Swan River, great cafes, affordable accommodation and public transport. View their facilities, available courses and upcoming events on the SAE website:


Skills One

Skills one is a video platform with over 1500 short video stories about getting a trade or skill.


HIA Apprenticeships

HIA Apprenticeships are leaders in the selection, management and training of apprentices in the home building industry. Those interested in a HIA Apprenticeship can submit a General Application online here:


Build a Career with REECE

Reece and Murray Mallee Training Company Ltd have developed an Australian School based Apprenticeship Program (ASbA) offering exciting employment, training and career opportunities for students in Years 10 or 11 continuing to Year 12.

This National Program, which is also promoted and supported by State and Commonwealth Governments, provides the opportunity for students to combine their studies with part time work at local Reece stores.

Visit the website to search and apply for a position in your area:


Defence Force Recruiting Information Sessions

For upcoming information sessions in the month of February. Of note, DFR are running sessions specifically focusing on the Defence University Sponsorship, Gap Year Opportunities and ADFA (Defence’s own university campus) which would be of particular interest to students towards the end of their schooling. To download a flyer click HERE.


Nursing Work Experience for Year 10’s

If you are interested in doing work experience in Year 10 ONLY in the area of Nursing Please read info below and see Mrs Hill if you have any questions of need help filling in application

Applications for GREaT are now live and can be accessed via the following link:

Applications will close March 10.  We do not start downloading and looking at applications until that date and therefore no preference is given to applications submitted earlier than others.

Last year we had over 800 applications and expect 2017 applications numbers to be even greater.

You may notice that the application form has changed slightly from previous years to make the shortlisting process more efficient and transparent.  We endeavour to make the selection process fair and equitable, however with so many applications we do know that unfortunately some very good students will miss out.  Due to the expected large number of applications we are unable to provide feedback on individual applications.

Successful students and their schools will start to be notified via email during the week commencing 20 March and expect this process to be completed by Friday 31 March.   Placements start in Term 2 and occur at different dates throughout Terms 2-4 (no school holidays). Students who have been successful with placements earlier in the year will be notified first to enable them to gather the required information quickly.  Those students who have not been successful will be notified in the week commencing April 3.  Please ensure that students are aware that all email addresses on the applications are to be correct otherwise emails will not be received by the intended recipients and students may miss out on a place that has been offered.  It is imperative that students respond via email ASAP to accept a placement or at the very least within the 2-week timeframe, otherwise the placement will be offered to another student.  Consent documents need to be sent in with the acceptance email.   It is up to the individual student to ensure there are no school, work or holiday commitments that may clash with the placement date as we are unable to offer an alternative placement date.

The process for shortlisting includes but is not limited to:

  • First preference of location (some sites are more popular than others)
  • Completed applications.
  • Spelling, grammar and succinctness of responses to the question asked.
  • Close adherence to the word limit.

Due to the different services offered by our public hospitals there are very limited opportunities for students to be involved in maternity services and therefore placements such as King Edward Memorial Hospital are hugely popular and very competitive.  Please make your students aware that if they are only interested in midwifery they may not get the experience they are hoping for.

 Please be mindful that the program is only available for YEAR 10 students only  


Student Success

Briggs Fletcher 

Fletcher Briggs

Fletcher Briggs in Year 7 has previously won Gold at the 2014 & 2015 State Judo Championships and is rated 7th in Australia for his weight division in 2016.

This year Fletcher will be representing WA at the 2017 National Judo Championships which are held on the Gold Coast. We wish him well and congratulate him on this amazing achievement.




Term 1, Weeks 2 - 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