Student Review

The College has just completed its Student Review process, producing Semester 1 Reports for each student. The Semester 1 Reports are now available to view on SEQTA.

To access your son’s/daughter’s Semester 1 Report, log on to SEQTA Engage

http://www.mdc.wa.edu.au/home/sign-in/

then click on the “Reports” icon. If you are having trouble logging on to SEQTA Engage please email our Receptionist Ms Sam Munro who will assist you.

Samantha.munro@mdc.wa.edu.au

An opportunity exists to meet teachers at the Parent/Teacher/Student Meetings to be held in the Bernie Boss Hall on Tuesday 18 July 2017 commencing at 10.30am and concluding at 7:30pm with a break in the middle of the day to allow for teacher professional development and a dinner break. To arrange an interview for that day, please access the Parent-Teacher Online (PTO) booking facility via the sign-in page on the College website.

http://www.mdc.wa.edu.au/home/sign-in/

The Parent-Teacher Online (PTO) facility is available for booking appointments with teachers from now until 3.00pm on Monday 17 July. 

To log in to PTO click on "Obtain PIN/Password" and follow the instructions.

Full instructions are provided to you after log in but please note the following points:

  • When you log on, the system displays only your own child/children. Bookings are made by family (and alternative family if applicable).
  • You will be given the opportunity to select multiple teachers and a starting time, after which the system will calculate optimal booking options. This way multiple bookings can be made all at once.
  • You can also switch to manual mode (and back if you wish) in which you will only see timeslots that are available at the time you are using the system. As time slots are booked for teachers, those timeslots are no longer displayed as available. PTO prevents double booking of teachers or parents/guardians.
  • When you have made all the bookings you require, you can print a report of your bookings in time order. You can log in and change bookings any time up to 3:00pm on the day before the interviews.
  • If you see an exclamation mark on a yellow background displayed alongside the class name, it means this teacher requests that you book an interview.
  • Other parents may be making bookings at the same time that you are using the system. It is possible, though unlikely, that a timeslot is displayed to you as available, but is then booked by another parent shortly afterwards. If you then attempt to book this timeslot it will not be available and a message will be displayed to indicate this.

 

If you encounter any problems using PTO please contact Ms Sam Munro who will assist you.

Samantha.munro@mdc.wa.edu.au

Please note that some teachers will not be available for interviews the whole day at the Parent/Teacher/Student meetings due to being part time or being on leave at that time. If you cannot manage to book an appointment with a teacher due to them being unavailable, would you please email the teacher directly to arrange an alternative date and time suitable to you both.

We hope you find that the Semester 1 Report provides useful feedback and stimulates conversations with your son/daughter and we look forward to seeing you at the Parent-Teacher Meetings on Tuesday 18 July 2017.

Yours sincerely

John Sullivan                                                   Teresa Cosgrove

Deputy Principal - Students                            Deputy Principal - Students

 

Academic Honours

Congratulations to the following students who have achieved outstanding academic results this semester and have been awarded Academic Honours for attaining two thirds or more A grades on their reports! (see attachment)

Merit Certificates

Well done to the following students who have been presented with Merit Certificates for Outstanding Attitude and Effort in their courses this semester. (see attachment)

 

Facebook

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

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Junior Boys Football

Match Report – MDC vs. Ocean Reef

Results – MDC (5.5.35) to Ocean Reef (4.1.25)

For the last round of the ‘season’, it just so happens that MDC and Ocean Reef finished top of the table, suggesting that both teams were guaranteed a spot in the Grand Final Game the following week, therefore an imminent rematch

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It was a great opportunity to identify Ocean Reef’s strengths/weaknesses in preparation for the Grand Final and to also consolidate ourselves as a force to be reckoned with. The game was dynamic, exciting and proved to be a challenge for the respective teams, as it was very evenly matched. However, Mater Dei were too strong and Daniel Fazari captained the team to a passionate victory. There were some stand out performers for the match, with special mentions going out to Saverio Marafioti, Isaac DeMarte and Noah Farrow, although it was truly a team effort.

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Mr Wells and Mrs O’Neill

 

Junior Girls Soccer

The Junior Girls played their last game in the Round Robin Competition on Tuesday 27 June, away to Woodvale. Four of our regular players were out sick and we were kindly helped out by Bree Dunjey Year 8, leaving us with 12 players.  Unfortunately, during warm up Emily Bicknell rolled her ankle again and was unable to play; so we hit the ground with 11 players and no reserves. With this inauspicious beginning we were a little nervous and knew we had to fight hard for a win.  Midway through the first term Taneesha Baker finally put one in the net and we started to believe we could do this!  Taneesha scored 2 more and we finished half time 3-0 up! The half time excitement faded somewhat when we realised Faye Doherty had also sustained an injury and would not play the game out; so we were heading into the second half, one man down. 

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Early in the second term Woodvale scored and looked to be on the comeback!  Our defence in Emily Bennett, Kutchkoon Akech and Anna Daley-Graham worked tirelessly in clearing the ball for our forwards and Andrea Moyo, fresh out of the goals as keeper, scored 3 goals and Destiny Cooke took the goal of the day with a high kick in to the right corner of the net for us to finish the game with a resounding win of 7- 1! Congratulations girls, you looked like a team of winners!  A big thank you to Bree Dunjey for filling in, Esperanza Lopez-Navarro for coming along as a supporter even though she was sick and also for being lineswoman along with  Miss Karen Graham – thank you!  Thank you once again to Tiana Parin for assisting me with coaching and to all the parents who braved the cold to support us – thank you!  We are hopeful we have done enough to go through to the finals which will be played early in Term 3.

Mrs Janine Boyle

Junior Girls Soccer Coach

 

Smarter than Smoking Inter school Squash Tournament

A massive congratulations is in order for our Senior Girls Squash Team who competed at the Smarter than Smoking Inter school Squash Tournament comprising of Georgia Charles (Y12), Pascale Louka (Y10) and Mykhaela Winchester (Y12) on a EPIC win. The girls won every game by a huge margin against some tough opposition and demonstrated outstanding skills. The girls competed against Manjimup, Kennedy Baptist College, St Stephens, Leeming, Willeton, Rossmoyne, Shenton College and John Wollaston Anglican Community Schoo

The Senior Boys also held their own and played extremely well coming 4th overall.

Senior Girls

Georgia Charles (Yr12)

Pascale Louka (Yr12)

Mykhaela Winchester (Yr12)

 

Senior Boys

Nathan French (Yr12)

Kane Jaran Holman (Yr12)

Giordan Comito (Yr12)

 

HASS happenings – Term 2

It has been a busy term in the HASS department.

We have had three groups of Year 8’s getting their entries ready for the Name the Antarctic Icebreaker Competition held by the Australian Antarctic Division. They spent time researching the work Australian scientists do in Antarctica and how supplies reach the remote research base. We wish them all the best and fingers crossed that at least one group win a trip to Antarctica!

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Year 10’s have spent time at the State Parliament on their Civics and Citizenship excursion. One lucky group even managed to find themselves in the background of the evening news bulletin. Down by the beach another group of Year 10’s have been exploring coastal geography and environmental issues. A big thank you to Mr Clarke and Mr Murray for arranging these opportunities for the students and giving them an insight into the types of field work they will be doing in the upper school. We also welcomed an Indigenous speaker who gave first hand historical context and empathy to a group of students who have been studying the Civil Rights history topic. 

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Over the holidays a selection of Year 9’s and 10’s will be preparing their entries for the Premier’s ANZAC Tour Competition. They are answering the question – What attributes sustain in adversity? They will be looking for Western Australian examples of resilience, mateship and endurance during times of conflict. More information can be found on the Seqta page and at the following website http://www.det.wa.edu.au/curriculumsupport/anzac/detcms/navigation/current-tour/

Wishing everyone a pleasant break and looking forward to a refreshed start to Semester 2 when everyone will be ready to explore the world and our place in it!

  

Student Success

Congratulations to Emily Bennett who has been selected to participate in the 2017 Jetstar Little Athletics Australian National U15 Camp in October. The camp will be held at the Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra. Emily was selected based on her results from the State Championships earlier in the year.

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All staff and students are encouraged to come in to the Library before the end of the week to return or renew any outstanding resources and to borrow some holiday reading!

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Careers

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 of:
• UWA courses
• Admission requirements
• Direct Pathways into postgraduate courses
• Important dates for Year 12 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’

 PLEASE NOTE:

  • 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

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/register?orderid=f419d3e04be011e78f5b0e4bf7d0da22&client_token=82a55dd8cd384fe0b46691e4f9c5933d&eid=35031217314 

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

http://scieng.curtin.edu.au/outreach

 

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

 http://www.ausapp.com.au/

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

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We are now taking sibling enrolments for all years.

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

 

UNIFORM SHOP HOURS  

The uniform shop will not be open during the holidays.

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.

https://www.matrixuniforms.com.au/174-mater-dei-college

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.