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The co-curricular clubs and activities at Mater Dei College complement the day-to-day curriculum and offer students further opportunities for skills development, creative expression, teamwork and cooperation.

The co-curricular clubs and activities at Mater Dei College complement the day-to-day curriculum and offer students further opportunities for skills development, creative expression, teamwork and cooperation.

A quality education demands a balance between every aspect of school life. At Mater Dei College we believe in the nurturing of the whole individual. The College recognises its role is not solely one of curriculum delivery, but an investment in raising quality individuals who are both encouraged and prepared to actively engage in every aspect of their life.

The College endeavours to provide co-curricular opportunities that complement the teaching and learning program and provide holistic development of our students. These clubs and activities are offered at various times throughout the year, both before and after school, and are regularly advertised through the College communication channels.

By fostering a spirit of involvement, students will become active, confident and positive members of the community.

There are several key areas that provide the platform for student involvement in co-curricular activities. These include:

  • Academic
  • Languages
  • Performing Arts
  • Service
  • Sport
  • Technologies

Learn more about these areas below.

To view the current list of clubs offered during the term or to find who to contact to get your child involved, please refer to SEQTA.


For students seeking extra academic opportunities to extend and reinforce their learning in the classroom or for students who require extra support to clarify curriculum and concepts delivered in the classroom, Mater Dei College offers a variety of academic clubs and activities.

These include:

  • Chess Club
  • Homework Club
  • Maths Help/OLNA Numeracy
  • Maths Tables and Skills
  • Science Tutorials
  • Maths ATAR Study Club
  • STEM Club
  • Writing Club


At Mater Dei College we aim to prepare our students for life in a global community. Part of achieving this vision is to provide co-curricular opportunities for students to engage with different cultures and experiences.

As part of Languages, Culture Club is held after school for all students wanting to learn about Japanese and Indonesian cultures.

Students have opportunities to talk online with other students of similar ages from both Japan and Indonesia, to learn how to cook traditional dishes and learn more widely about the two cultures.

Performing Arts

Mater Dei offers a diverse and exciting range of co-curricular opportunities in performing arts for students across Junior and Senior School. With outstanding drama productions and performances, an eclectic range of co-curricular music ensembles and instrumentals as well as competitive dance troupes/teams. There is something for everyone at Mater Dei College.


There are five co-curricular music ensembles students may join: the Mater Dei College Concert Band, Rock Band, Woodwind Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Band and the Choir.

These ensembles are run before and after school and allow students to practice their musical talents and collaborate with other musicians. We offer many opportunities for our students to perform throughout the year, giving them a purpose behind their practice and experience playing in front of an audience.


The College produces a Production on a bi-annual basis.

Auditions are open to all Year 7 to 11 students, as well as incoming Year 6 students who are enrolled at the College for the following year. Not only do students have the opportunity to grace the stage, but they also can apply for a position in the backstage crew, or audition to play in the Band.

Successful auditionees in the cast also enjoy a three-month rehearsal period which commences with a three-day Production Camp before the commencement of the school year.

The College Production for 2023 is Back to the 80s!


There are two dance teams students may wish to join: the Senior Dei to Dance Team and Junior Dei to Dance Team.

These teams represent the College at numerous performing arts events and competitions throughout the year.


The Mater Dei College community seeks to place value around the philosophy of never seeing a need without doing something about it.

Through the College Social Action Group, students are given the opportunity to reach out and help people in need by supporting Catholic organisations who fulfill this role in the community. This support mainly comes from fundraising.

Belonging to the Social Action Group ensures that students not only demonstrate compassion for those less fortunate than themselves, but also provides an excellent opportunity for personal growth. It is a fantastic way for students to become proactive leaders in their own community and foster a culture of service to others.

In Term 1, the focus for the Group is on supporting Project Compassion during Lent by conducting a face painting stall on Foundation Day.

In Terms 2 and 3, the Group runs a sausage sizzle during the Inter-House Athletics Carnival and a Homeroom gold coin donation drive to support the St Vincent de Paul Society.

Throughout Term 4, the Group coordinates the Christmas Hamper Appeal, where they sort and wrap hampers and gift vouchers donated by each Homeroom to pass on to St Vincent de Paul and other local charities the College supports.


Co-curricular sporting programs at Mater Dei College provide opportunities for students to develop positive attitudes towards physical activity. By offering an extra range of sporting activities we encourage all students to enhance their physical and mental wellbeing.

We endeavor to promote sporting excellence through our affiliation with the Associated Catholic Colleges of Western Australia (ACC) and School Sport Western Australia (SSWA), as well as independent sporting organisations.

Associated Catholic Colleges

The Associated Catholic Colleges (ACC) is one of the largest independent school sporting associations in Australia. The aim of the ACC is to promote the ideals of Christian education among the students attending member schools by encouraging mutual respect and acceptance through the provision of sporting, social and recreational activities.

Our participation in the ACC member school includes:

  • Traditional carnivals in athletics, cross country and swimming
  • Lightning carnivals and participation-based events
  • Weekly summer and winter Inter-School sport through Coastal Associated Schools (CAS)
  • Representative and All-Star teams and tours
  • Inclusive sport program for students with disabilities.

School Sport WA

School Sport WA (SSWA) is an association of government and non-government whose principal purpose is to promote, organise and coordinate sporting competitions for school students at a local, regional, interstate and international level. SSWA caters for all students and encourages maximal participation in a range of quality sporting programs. The extent and intensity of the competition is varied and based on the experience, skill level, maturity and interest of the student.

Mater Dei College offers representative teams in the following sports:

  • Australian Rules Football
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Touch Rugby
  • Athletics
  • Swimming
  • Cross Country

The College also offers a wide range of non-competitive recreational physical pursuits with a focus on fun, friendship and cooperation. These sports include:

  • SkyPlay Basketball
  • Social Volleyball
  • Net Club (Tennis, Badminton, Table Tennis)
  • Learn to Surf


For students wanting to push their creativity, the College offers a range of clubs and activities in the creative arts the technologies space. These include:

  • Art Club
  • Gaming E-Sport Competition
  • Woodwork Club
  • Anime Club
  • Gaming
  • Robotics
  • Coding