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The Year 9 and Year 12 Dance students recently performed at the ACHPER Secondary Dance Festival. The Year 9 students performed “Greed” a contemporary routine that was choreographed by the students as part of the Dance Course with Mrs Emanuele. A section of this routine will also be performed at the Catholic Performing Arts Festival in Term 3.


The Year 12 students performed “Envy” which will also feature in a section of Catholic Performing Arts. The girls were a standout on the night, once again receiving compliments from both audience members and organising staff. Well done girls!


Recently we had Hip Hop Specialist, Dante conduct a workshop with students interested in performing a section of Hip Hop for the Catholic Performing Arts Festival. Dante worked with students from Year 7 -12, and choreographed the “Wrath” section of our routine. We loved him so much that we have asked him to come back for our R U OK week later next Term.

Dance 3

I think all students involved will be very excited to perform this section at the Festival. Look out for upcoming ticket sales to CPAF, where Mater Dei Dance Team will perform 7 SINS.

Wendy Martin / Lydia Emanuele

Dance Teachers

ACC Schoolgirls Cup

Congratulations to the Year 10 Girls AFL team who won the inaugural ACC Schoolgirls cup at All Saints College. The team was undefeated and represented Mater Dei College with exceptional Sportsmanship and skill.

Best players on the day were Abbey Turner, Martina Bossert and Zoe Jones, however it was a team effort to bring home the shiny new cup. 

Well done girls.

 yr 10 afl College Notices


Ken Wyatt Cup

Last week, the year 7 and 8 Girls AFL teams participated in the Ken Wyatt Cup. 

Students played games alongside other schools associated with the David Wirrapanda foundation.  Along with some hard-fought games, students also spent time with career councillors involving women in the workforce.

The students displayed some excellent skills and we look forward to seeing what they can achieve in the future. 
Mrs Martin, Miss Wheeler, Mr Hendricks 

 Ken Wyatt Cup

Year 11 Dinner Dance

It was finally here, the evening we had all been waiting for. Weeks and months of planning, not to mention the slow week of school work that dragged on prior to the special night.

The tall trees were lit up by the glimmering fairy lights in the dim sunset tones as we pulled up to Bridgeleigh Reception centre. All the year 11s, handsome and glamorous filtered in to find their tables and even the teachers looked incredible.

Amongst all the excited chatting, giggling and complimenting each other about how beautiful everyone looked, was an evening filled with delicious foods, dancing, singing and photos, oh my goodness, everyone was taking so so many photos!

Y2017R11DINNERDANCEThe dancing didn’t really kick off until we were fuelled by an entre of crispy, golden spring rolls, fish, chips, squid and samosas dipped and dunked in aioli and sweet chilli sauce. We joined hands in prayer and thanked God for this wonderful night.

We all danced to the DJ’s grooviest tunes until we were presented with a main of lasagne and a desert of rich, decadent chocolate pudding and ice-cream, just to sweeten the night. We also sang (very much off key and out of tune) a big happy birthday to Kayla who was celebrating her 16th.

Before the night was over there was more dancing, (and the removal of more high heels off feet), and singing (we even made up lyrics to the songs we didn’t know). Thankfully the questionable dance styles of some were disguised by the evening darkness.

Not many of us left the dance floor to be honest. The DJ attempted to play a slow song for the love birds in the house, but everyone groaned and so romantic was replaced by rap.

Sadly, all good things must come to an end and the disco lights were switched off just after we all gathered to cheer on a flash-mob sort-of-thing organised by some of the boys.  At 10:30pm we all collected our purses and put our heels back on, hugged our friends’ good-bye, complimented each other once more and reluctantly dragged ourselves off to our cars to rest our aching feet and tired legs.          

We all wished this night would last forever. It had all come to an end too soon. If this was a preview of what’s to come for the ball, it’s surely going to be nothing short of amazing!!

On reflection all the year 11 students are so grateful and would like to say a massive THANK-YOU to all the teachers and organisers of the event, the DJ’s, chefs and waitresses, and photographers for this awesome evening. We had a great time and can’t wait to see all the photos!

Gabby Bassanelli 

Merit Certificate

Merit CertificateJune 23

Danielle Collopy (Yr. 8) from Siena x 3 merit certificates


Student Success

Congratulations Ava Doherty, Chloe Coutinho and Valeria Shaykhislamova

The following three students have been accepted into the Visual Arts or Film and Video short course for credit program at ECU.

This week-long specialist course in Visual Arts will give them the opportunity to develop their existing interest in drawing. They will experience a range of problem solving projects and be introduced to the analytical and expressive approach to drawing. 

  • Produce drawings using traditional and contemporary materials and processes
  • Develop observational drawing, expressionist and gestural language techniques
  • Experience materials demonstrations, illustrated lectures and work on studio projects  
  • Engage with the art and craft of contemporary screenwriting, and complete a short script to a professional standard.

Ava, Chloe and Valeria will have the opportunity to expand on skills that support their school work and come to discover that university is an option they might not have considered before. Importantly, students who pass the requirements of these courses will receive Advanced Standing (credit) for a first/second year unit once gaining successful admission to an applicable ECU undergraduate course.



Year 12 Individual Advisory Sessions

11 – 13 July, 2017

10AM – 7.30PM

The Future Students team at UWA are hosting Year 12 students and their parents on our campus in the July school holidays with Individual Advisory Sessions. Families will have the opportunity to have a one-on-one consultation with the Future Students team in order to gain more knowledge on:
• UWA courses
• Admission requirements
• Direct Pathways into postgraduate courses
• Important dates for YR12 students
• The TISC application and offer process
• The UWA student experience
Registrations are now open and bookings are essential. Please head here to register: https://study.uwa.edu.au/events/year-12-individual-advisory-sessions 


Experience the Notre Dame difference

For Year 10s, 11s and 12s

14 July, 2017

Register now

Venue: The University of Notre Dame Australia, Drill Hall (ND25),
corner of Croke and Mouat Street, Fremantle ( map ).
Time: 9.30am – 2.30pm

Come to Notre Dame in Fremantle and get a taste of what uni life is like in Freo’s West End.
You can take part in lectures and activities (without the assessments!), join a campus tour, and meet current students and academics.

Register below for your areas of interest. You can choose from a range of study areas including Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Law, Nursing, Philosophy and Physiotherapy. Once registered you will receive a personalised timetable for the day.

Year 12s, you can come to the application workshop at 2.30pm-3pm. Advisors will take you step-by-step through the application form and answer all your questions about applying. Bring along your application to have it reviewed or hand it in, if you are ready.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Questions? please contact us at future@nd.edu.au or 9433 0612.

Activities on the Day include:

  • Education - How are you intelligent? Exploring multiple intelligence theory
  • Physiotherapy session
  • Nursing - Could you do it?
  • Journalism - Write is might: Journalism at Notre Dame
  • Business - What's in a name? Why Marketers help create logos
  • Politics & International Relations - Ahlan Wa Sahlan - Welcome to the Middle East
  • Law - Trial by media: how much do you really know about the world's most notorious criminals
  • Film and Screen Production – Short Films, Big Ideas: Screen time at Notre Dame
  • Nursing - So you think you've got what it takes to be a Nurse?
  • Philosophy- What is true happiness?
  • Law - 'What Coins?' Bitcoins: The Virtual Legal Reality
  • Behavioural Science - Mind Games
  • Biomedical Science- Unlocking the secrets of the human brain
  • Business - e-Business in the Not-for- Profit Sector
  • Exercise & Sport Science - Athlete Selection for Sport
  • Medicine - Problem Based Learning
  • Study Abroad Information Session
  • Preventive Health - What's in a drink?
  • Arts & Sciences (History) - Historical Sleuths: The "Detective" Work of Studying the Past
  • Business - Let's work in a famous recording studio

Register now


 Year 10 Girls Focus on Mining Camp (FREE)

Come on an adventure and discover the world of mining in the historical town of Kalgoorlie!

There are all sorts of exciting jobs for girls in the mining industry. 

Girls’ Focus on Mining Camp is an opportunity to visit different mine sites and participate in a range of university and career workshops.

  • Travel to Kalgoorlie on the Prospector with a bunch of like-minded girls and get a real life insight into what working in the mining industry is like.
  • Visit the Curtin WA School of Mines (WASM) which is ranked #2 in the world for Mineral and Mining Engineering and find out what university life on campus is like.
  • Stay at the Kalgoorlie camp school, explore the historic town, meet WASM students and women working in the industry.

WHEN:  Monday, 25 September to Friday, 29 September (school holidays)

WHO: Open to girls in Year 10 in WA schools

COST:  Nothing!  The camp is sponsored by mining companies and the WA School of Mines.  All travel, meals and accommodation is provided.

‘Focus on your future: Focus on Mining’


  • This camp is open to individual students and not school bookings.
  • Participants of the program must commit to, attend and complete all aspects of the program.
    • Full camp attendance - 5 days of exploring Mining Engineering and Sciences in WA 
    • On-camp video report 
    • Post-camp review evening 
  • Program places are limited. 
  • No personal details will be shared with any other organisation. 
  • Places are limited and close Friday, 7 July, 2017
  • Interviews will be carried out late July
  • Selection decisions are final


Applications close Friday, 7 July, 2017


If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact:

Tanya Croft, Science Outreach Officer

Email: tanya.croft@curtin.edu.au

Phone: 08 9266 5274



AusAppPathways is a new app that helps students at the beginning of their career research to explore the many apprenticeship and traineeship pathway options.


AusAppPathways is available for both Apple and Android devices.

The app allows students to browse from general industry options to apprenticeship and traineeship occupation information, saving and sharing their ideas as they go.

Students can search for occupation and training descriptions that are suited to Australian School-based Apprenticeships and filter results by State and Territory.

The AusAppPathways app also provides information and helpful links on job hunting and career research as well as contact information for local Apprenticeship Network providers and a link to Group Training Organisation listings.

AusAppPathways’ content is dynamically drawn from the Australian Apprenticeships Pathways website (aapathways.com.au). The resource is managed by the Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service, an initiative funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

You can watch a short video presentation on the AusAppPathways app on YouTube by clicking here



We are now taking enrolments for siblings starting Year 7 in 2019 and all other years.

For further enquiries please phone our Enrolments Officer, Ang Lourens on 9405 4777 or email: enrolments@mdc.wa.edu.au



Term 2: 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 please email sales@matrixuniforms.com.au

From Term 2, 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 winter weather is here and so is the winter menu at the Treetop Café. The menu is available on the school’s website and the daily menu will be distributed each day via email. There are always new items to look out for and hot, homemade soup daily.

With these cold mornings, lots of people have discovered the breakfast menu. You can enjoy omelettes, egg and bacon muffins, French toast, thick café 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, you can’t beat that for value!! 

We have a huge range of different cool drinks including: NEW Natural MILKS NO ADDED SUGAR, from Brownes dairy (flavours are Strawberry, Vanilla, Chocolate and Banana), new slushie flavours including apple and blackcurrant and watermelon, iced teas, a selection of life juice from EMMA & TOMS and more. 

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.


Chef Andrew