OLNA Support 

The following after school OLNA support sessions are being offered by English and Mathematics teachers throughout Term 3. These sessions are strongly recommended for students in Years 10 and 11 who are still required to pass one or more OLNA assessment areas, and compulsory for Year 12 students to attend one session per week for each relevant OLNA assessment area.

Literacy Support (Reading and Writing)

Wednesdays 3.30pm to 4.30pm in MCC13-18 (Report to English Office)

Thursdays 3.30pm to 4.30pm in MCC13-18 (Report to English Office)

Other times may be negotiated directly between individual students and their English teacher. For further queries please contact Head of English, John Crooks: john.crooks@mdc.wa.edu.au

Numeracy Support

Wednesdays 3.30pm to 4.30pm in MCC7

Thursdays 3.30pm to 4.30pm in MCC7

Other times may be negotiated directly between individual students and their Mathematics teacher. For further queries please contact Head of Mathematics, Peter Roberts: peter.roberts@mdc.wa.edu.au

Students who would like a hard copy of any of the OLNA practice booklets may obtain them from outside the Learning Support office.

For all other OLNA queries please contact Mrs Tamara Boyer, Deputy Principal Teaching and Learning: tamara.boyer@mdc.wa.edu.au


Health Advice

This time of year, Chicken Pox and Whooping cough are circulating in the general community. So that we can keep our students safe, we would urge you to check your child’s immunisation status and also be aware of the signs and symptoms of these diseases. See the link below for information regarding Pertussis (Whooping Cough) and Varicella (Chicken Pox). Please note, that if your child is not immunised, you will need to be particularly vigilant at this time of year.

If you have any concerns, contact your family General Practitioner and if your child is diagnosed with either of these diseases, please contact the student services staff and follow the recommendations of your Doctor regarding exclusion from school.

Thank you for your support.




Junior Girls Soccer

The Junior Girls made it through to the first round of the Knockout Finals in the Champion Schools Football Cup.  We took on Irene McCormack at home on Tuesday 25 July. In the first half the game was very intense with each team trying to make a mark and establish their dominance, in the knowledge that the losing team would be knocked out and their 2017 campaign coming to an end. 


Irene MCC had many attempts at goal and Andrea Moyo, our first half keeper, was a safe set of hands blocking numerous attempts at goal.  Just before the end of the first term, Irene MCC finally slipped one into the net. The girls headed into the second half eager to catch up with Irene MCC but it was not meant to be.  Taneesha Baker did manage to get one in the net but Irene MCC fought back with another 2, winning the match 3-1.  


A big thank you to the parents that came to support us, Mr Moyo and his son who were linesmen, Jamie West our referee and Mr Moyo, Mr Mackin and Mrs Cooke who assisted me with the pack up.  Congratulations to all girls for a terrific season.

Mrs Janine Boyle

Junior Girls Soccer Coach.

Student Success

Caitlin Barnard

Caitlin Barnard (Yr 9) has been selected into the 30 athlete squad for the 2017 HEAT academy (u/16) with the WA Hockey High Performance Team. This is a program for the elite hockey players of WA to further develop their skills and talent and selection is based off performances within the WA Hockey Pathway, 2016/17 National Championships and Club Hockey Performances.

Well done, Caitlin! 

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Cody Bingham

Cody Bingham (Yr 9), recently attended the CupNo1 soccer tournament in Denmark with his Club team Subiaco u15 NPL. The team had an amazing week in Frederikshavn, Denmark going through the Group stages unbeaten and setting the tournament record for the biggest win, beating Sparta Moscow 16-0.

Subiaco needed to beat the Bremerhaven team from Germany 2-0 to advance into the semi-finals and won that game 6-0. They then beat the local Frederikshavn team 2-1 to advance into the Grand Final where they faced a very spirited Skandia United team from the USA.

Cody opened the scoring with a goal that curled in from his corner kick, and then two more goals later on sealed the victory 3-0. It is the first time that the Subiaco club has made into the finals at the tournament, let alone win it.

They are currently in Gothenburg, Sweden where they are competing in the World Youth Cup otherwise known as the Gothia Cup, which attracts over 1700 teams from around the world.

Well done, Cody!

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Term 3 Theme: Communicate.

Communciate Newsletter

Communicate with friends in the Library!

Weekly Inspiration 


Dr Seuss.

Book of the Week

Frankie/ Shivaun Plozza: Frankie Vega is angry. Just ask the guy whose nose she broke. Or the cop investigating the burglary she witnessed, or her cheating ex-boyfriend or her aunt who's tired of giving second chances. When a kid shows up claiming to be Frankie's half brother, it opens the door to a past she doesn't want to remember. And when that kid goes missing, the only person willing to help is a boy with stupidly blue eyes and secrets of his own. Frankie's search for the truth could change her life, or cost her everything.

~ Shortlisted for the Childrens’ Book Council of Australia, Book of the Year: Older Readers 2017. ~

Coming events

  • Sign up now for the Chess Competition in Weeks 4&5, 2 finalists through to Human Chess in Wellbeing Week, Week 7.
  • Travel Poster and Postcards Competition to celebrate the ‘Escape to Everywhere’ theme of Children’s Book Week 2017.
  • English & Book Week - Week 6.


WACE Revision Sessions at ECU
Monday 25 to Friday 29 September @ Joondalup and South West Campuses
Prepare for Year 12 exams, guided by experienced secondary teachers with WACE marking experience. And it’s FREE!
Register Joondalup

Curtin University Social Work Info Evening
Wednesday 30 August – 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Are you interested in finding out more about a career in social work? Are you curious about what a social worker does and what a typical day looks like?
Find out more and register now
Curtin University Psychology and Speech Pathology Info Evening
Tuesday 12 September – 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Our psychology information evening provides a great opportunity to speak to the experts about your options in undergraduate psychology.
Find out more and register now
Murdoch University Pathways and TISC Info Evening
Perth Campus – 30 August @ 6pm
Learn about the TISC process and how to structure your preferences, hear about OnTrack, OnTrack Sprint and FlexiTrack which are fee-free enabling programs making you eligible to apply for any course at Murdoch with an indicative ATAR of 70.00, and hear about the pathways and options available to you if you don’t quite get the mark you hoped, fall short in your ATAR English subject of if extenuating circumstances mean you can’t complete the ATAR.
Find out more

Murdoch Scholarship Information – Learn more about the Murdoch First Scholarship, which rewards high-potential first-year students who receive an unadjusted ATAR score of 80.00+, and the Dean’s Scholarship for Scientific Excellence, rewarding high achieving students interested in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Mineral Science with a scholarship valued at up to $20,000.

Open Day – Campus will come alive this Sunday 30th July between 9-3pm for Murdoch’s annual Open Day. With live music performed by Thelma Plum, the opportunity to win one of five double VIP passes at Perth Arena and over 250 activities for you to get involved with; this will be a day you don’t want to miss! 

ECU Pizza Night for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students
Tuesday 8 August – 6pm to 7pm
Join us for pizza and a yarn about uni entry pathways, courses and plenty more.
Mount Lawley Campus
ECU Counter Terrorism, Security and Intelligence Info Morning
Saturday 26 or Sunday 27 August – 9am to 12pm @ Joondalup Campus
Considering a career in Counter Terrorism, Security or Intelligence? Chat to course coordinator, Jeff Corkill, about ECU’s Counter Terrorism, Security and Intelligence courses, the flexible study options and your career goals. It’s a great opportunity to chat with your future lecturer and meet students currently studying the course.
Register now

UWA Open Day
Visit us on Open Day to explore our amazing campus, witness the student experience firsthand, chat to current students as well as our world-class teaching and research staff, and take part in the huge variety of entertainment, activities, tours, displays and information sessions on offer over the day.



Future Students
Open Day 



Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Engineering Information Session - Early Offers and the Pursuit Scholarship



Future Students
TISC Information Evening



Future Students
Campus Tour


Scholarships UWA Engineering

We are delighted to announce that the UWA Engineering Pursuit Scholarship has been increased to $25,000 for 2017 school leavers. Students who achieve an ATAR of 96 or higher in their WACE exams will be eligible for the scholarship. More information is available at uwa.edu.au/engineeringpursuit

Engineering early offers

Applications for early offers into the Engineering Direct Pathway for 2018 are now open.

You simply need your mid-year report showing A or B grades for four WACE ATAR subjects or a predicted ATAR of 92.00 or higher. You’ll be offered a place at UWA and you can accept before your WACE exams. Your offer requires you to achieve an actual ATAR of 90.

Students can apply at uwa.edu.au/early

The Young Endeavour Youth Scheme

is a not for profit organisation which provides young Australians with a unique, challenging and inspirational experience at sea. Our voyages increase self awareness, develop teamwork and leadership skills and create a strong sense of community responsibility amongst members of the youth crew. 

Young Endeavour undertakes around 20 voyages each year, mostly along the east and south coasts of Australia. Each voyage we embark 24 young Australians - the youth crew - and nine specially trained Royal Australian Navy crew, usually for an eleven day adventure at sea.

To sail in Young Endeavour apply for our ballot (which is like a lottery). The ballot opens twice each year, in January and August - you've got to be in it to have a chance to sail!

For more information        http://www.youngendeavour.gov.au/


We’re opening the doors of our campuses (Perth) on Saturday 5 August (and Adelaide on Wednesday 9 August) 2017.

If you’re considering studying creative media, now is the time to speak to our experienced team, and pursue your passion in this dynamic and expanding industry.

Come and experience our amazing facilities, talk to our staff and students and learn all about the life of a creative student both while studying and after graduation.

On the day there will be interactive activities showcasing our facilities, informative sessions with lecturers and students, food, entertainment and a lot of fun!


Study Assist

Provides Information for students about government assistance for financing tertiary study. The amount of fees you pay for your course depends on a range of factors, including the type of student you are (international or domestic), the type of course you are undertaking (e.g. Bachelor, Master, Diploma etc) and the type of provider you are attending (public university, private provider, VET provider etc. and whether your enrolment is subsidised by the Australian Government or a state or territory government.

Find out more at the following website




Mater Dei College had launched a new Official Facebook page. Please ‘Like’ and ‘Follow’ us at  Mater Dei College, Edgewater, WA or @MaterDeiCollegeWA



Term 3: 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 over the school holidays please email sales@matrixuniforms.com.au

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 continuing with quite chilly winds and hopefully the winter menu at the Treetop Café can warm you up. The menu is available on the school’s website and the daily menu will be distributed each day via email. New things are always on offer so come down and have a look or just get on line and browse the menu.

You may have noticed LOLs are no longer available as they’re not being manufactured any more. A replacement product is now available as ‘CHILL J’ 100% natural squeezed fruit juices, Rippin’ Raspberry, Groovy Grape, Chillin’ Cola and Blastin’ Blackcurant, these are still only $2.00

NEW, Natural MILK, NO ADDED SUGAR, everyone enjoyed a FREE giveaway at the end of last term, we gave out an amazing 900 bottles, so hopefully you liked them and now they’re on sale at the café, a big thank you to Brownes dairy, the flavours are Strawberry, Vanilla, Chocolate and Banana, have a go!!!

With these cold mornings, lots of people have discovered the breakfast menu, you can enjoy omelettes, egg and bacon muffins, freshly baked banana bread, 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 can’t beat that for value!

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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