You may have heard that for WA schools, the initial implementation of NAPLAN Online has now been deferred to 2018, with an aim for all schools to be administering NAPLAN Online by 2019.

It was recently determined by our State that the technical systems required for NAPLAN Online testing were not yet ready and there was a risk that problems could arise during the assessment period. This decision was made with the best interests of all students in mind.

We value and appreciate the efforts of our teachers and support staff in preparing our students for the online transition. This leaves us well prepared for the 2018 implementation of NAPLAN Online. NAPLAN 2017 tests will be carried out with pen and paper as they have been in previous years. 

If you are interested, you can still access the ACARA public demonstration site for an overview of how the online platform will work: 

The scheduled dates for NAPLAN 2017 are 9 – 11 May.

Tamara Boyer

Deputy Principal Teaching and Learning 

Mater Dei Inter-House Athletics Carnival 

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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 - look out for new items including hot home-made soup made fresh daily and new healthier slushies coming in all the time.

With cold weather fast approaching, real cocoa hot chocolate is ONLY $2.00 a cup or try the COMBO (toast and hot chocolate) for $2.50, you can’t beat that for value!! 

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.

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. 

New Froyo2go frozen yoghurts all are Gluten Free except one, (cookies and cream). Sesame snaps, sultana and apple packs, Goulburn Valley fruit cups with a variety of fruits are now available, a great light snack, along with other GF snacks and food items.

We have a huge range of different cool drinks, new iced teas, a selection of life juice from EMMA & TOMS and more. 

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


Student Success

Seekara Wilson (Year 7) competed in the Junior State Swimming Championships on the first weekend of school holidays. 

Seekara won four state medals at these championships, taking out Silver in the 50m and 100m Breaststroke along with Bronze in the 200m Breaststroke and the 12 year-old girls 200m Medley Relay.

This is a fantastic achievement and we congratulate Seekara on her efforts. Well done.

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Merit Certificates

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Zahli Moore, Year 7 from Benedict House.



Term 2 Theme: Create. Recess and Lunch breaks – origami, mindful colouring, Lego.

 Term 2 theme Newsletter


Week One Weekly Inspiration Commemorating ANZAC day.      

ANZAC Newsletter                                                               

Chalkboard artist Ms Donna Meagher.

Chalkboard Newsletter


Careers Corner

The University of Notre Dame Australia

Course Information Evening

Notre Dame’s Course Information Evening gives future undergraduate students the opportunity to find out more about the wide range of courses available on our Fremantle campus, chat with academic staff and current students, and find out how to apply to our 5-star national university.

Course Information Evening

Wednesday 17 May, 5.30pm Expo, 6:15pm Presentations

Drill Hall (ND25), corner Mouat and Cliff Street, Fremantle

To register, visit or contact the Prospective Students Office on 9433 0533


Edith Cowan University

Are you currently in Year 11 or 12 and looking at applying for University? If so then grab your parents and join us for our Year 11 & 12 Parent Information Evening and Pizza Night!

Whether you're an ATAR or Non-ATAR student, ECU offers pathway options for the courses you wish to study. We'll explain these pathway options to ECU and outline the variety of courses we offer - all whilst you enjoy the free pizza and refreshments on us!

Where: ECU Joondalup Campus
When: Monday 1 May, 6.00pm 

You can register your attendance to this event by visiting our Future Student Events page.

The building and room number will be emailed to you, along with a registration confirmation a few days before the event.

If you have trouble finding the room location or if you would like a security escort, please call 6304 3333.





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:



Term 2: Week 2 -10

Monday 8.00am -11.30am

Thursday 12.30pm - 4.00pm


Please be advised the Uniform Shop online store is closed for Maintenance until further notice.

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

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.