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PALS Award


PALS Award

Partnership Acceptance Learning Sharing Award

Congratulations to all the staff and students involved in the Whadjuk Gift Project. The project, initiated by Mr Toby Hurd, has been awarded the Student Engagement and Community Participation 2018 PALS Award by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. On 28 March, 340 Year 5 students from schools that included; St Luke’s CPS , Whitford Catholic PS, Francis Jordan CPS, John Paul II CPS and St Anthony’s School attended the Whadjuk Gift day at Mater Dei College. The students wore T-shirts that they had designed to represent 14 different Noongar nations including, Torres Strait, Yamadji and Yirriganydji nations. The day started with a traditional Welcome to Country and a Smoking Ceremony, along with a short, impromptu lesson on the didgeridoo. Students then moved through the College grounds, escorted by Mater Dei College student leaders, to view the 3m tall mural of Eddie Mabo, then onto sporting activities.

Hawks AFL Academy success


Hawks AFL Academy success

 Hawks AFL Academy success

We are very proud of the recent success of the Hawks AFL Academy program. On Sunday 29 July, the Senior Girls football team played in the Moore Division finals, versing John Septimus Roe College at Optus Stadium. The final score was; MDC 2.3.15 to JSR 0.0.0. Emily Bennett’s talent was recognised and she received the ‘best player’ award. This follows the recent success of the MDC Senior Boys team who won the 2018 Jackovich Premiership Cup when they defeated Comet Bay (MDC 3.3.21 to CB 1.4.10). These are fantastic achievements and we look forward to seeing your football careers develop.


25th Anniversary


25th Anniversary

This year marks 25 years since Mater Dei College first opened its doors on February 4, 1993 to 108 students. Since then, a number of significant changes have occurred:

  • In 1993, Archbishop Barry Hickey and Director of Catholic Education, Therese Temby officially blessed and opened the College to 108 students and seven staff, with Mr Bernie Boss as the foundation Principal.
  • In 1994, the School Board was elected by the community for the first time. Stage Two of the building program was completed. Stage Three construction of Science Lab additions and a new Administration Block commenced and the Year 11's hosted exchange students from Edogawa Gakuen Toride High School in Japan for the first time.
  • In 1997, enrolments had climbed to 810 students, with 52 teaching staff and 10 support staff.
  • In 1999, the College was a maximum six stream school with an accredited Vocational Education Course and catered for students with disabilities. Construction commenced on the hall and gymnasium, which we now know as The Bernie Boss Hall, named after the Inaugural Principal.
  • In 2003, vertical homerooms were introduced into the House System and the Board developed a Capital Development Plan to enhance the learning environment for the students.
  • By 2007, alterations to the Salvado Block and extensions to Music and Technical Arts rooms were completed, with construction beginning on extensions to the Yellagonga Building.
  • In 2009, Mater Dei was recognised as a Centre of Excellence in Languages and a dedicated Languages facility was incorporated into the College.
  • In 2010, Year 7 students became part of the Mater Dei Community for the first time, with two new Houses formed. 

Now, in 2018, the campus holds 840 students, 105 staff and a substantial curriculum shift has taken place with the enhancement of already existing programmes and the introduction of several new initiatives.

Although the College has definitively changed in the 25 years since its inception, the spirit of community and good will is something that is still very strong at Mater Dei. It is this spirit that identifies Mater Dei in the community and we look forward to sharing with our families in years to come.

The College will be celebrating this 25th Anniversary milestone event throughout the school year with a special program of events that we look forward to sharing with you.

Annette Morey


Bus Service


Bus Service

Mater Dei College operates two private Bus Services for it's students. Tickets are available from Student Services and must be purchased prior to boarding the Bus. A book of Ten Bus trips may be purchased or a Term Pass, purchased tickets are not transferable to another term.

To download a copy of the Landsdale Bus route, please click HERE.

To download a copy of the Banksia Grove Bus route, please click HERE.

Tickets are available from Student Services and must be purchased prior to boarding the Bus. A book of Ten Bus trips may be purchased or a Term Pass, purchased tickets are not transferable to another term. 

Please see below for both of the bus routes:

Banksia Grove




AFL Academy


AFL Academy


The Australian Rules Football Program at Mater Dei College (MDC) aims to provide talented students with an opportunity to further develop their footballing ability, with an emphasis on skill development and gameplay strategies and tactics.


The application form for the AFL Program can be downloaded here and for more information regarding the Program, please download our flyer  or contact Mr Hendricks or Ms Wheeler:

Mr Luke Hendricks – Head Coach and Football Program Coordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ms Jessica Wheeler – Sports Coordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Enrolment Enquiries


Enrolment Enquiries

To enrol at Mater Dei College you need to complete an Application Form (Expression of Interest) for each child and lodge at the College, the cost of applying is $50. To download an Application Form, please click on the image below.

Once completed please bring it to the administration office, along with the supporting documents. If you have any other enrolment enquiries, please contact our Enrolments Officer on 9405 4777 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Open Afternoon

Come along to our Open Afternoon on Monday 10 September 4.00pm - 5.30pm. Mater Dei College will be open to allow prospective familes to view the facilities and learning area activities. To register your interest in attending please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To download a flyer, please follow the LINK. 


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General Policy Guidelines

  1. Mater Dei College is committed to the nurturing of the whole person. The education and development of young people and in particular to their full human formation, is the focus of the College. The educational endeavours of Mater Dei College require a commitment on the part of parents, students, staff and Board of Management for the objectives of the College to be maximised and realised for each individual student.
  2. Parents are expected to be supportive of the general aims and policies of the College and to assist, where possible, in the attainment of the educational objectives of these policies.
  3. Parents are expected to participate in those functions organised for the total College community and in those functions specific to the educational programme of their children (eg. Year Meetings/Teacher Nights, Parents and Friends Association, Canteen and Busy Bees).
  4. Students are to support the College programme and to develop an understanding of their particular responsibilities as they progress through the College. In signing the Statement of Support for College Policies the students commit themselves to the College policies and practices, and agree to support the regulations which are made or which may be made, from time to time, for the good management of the College. 

Enrolment Capacity and Priority

i. Year 7 Enrolment

The College as a six stream secondary school will enrol approximately 200 Year 7 students each year.

ii. Enrolments Years 8 – 12

Applications for suitable vacancies are received throughout the year with preference based on need and the order of priority detailed below.

iii. Priority of Enrolment

Applicants need to consider how their qualities, interests and skills will benefit the College. Because of the Catholic and community nature of the College, subject to paragraphs, (a), (b) (c) and (d) priority will be extended to:

  • Siblings of students currently enrolled in the College.
  • Catholic children from Catholic Primary Schools in the Region

- Francis Jordan Catholic Primary School, formerly Currambine Catholic Primary School

- Liwara Catholic Primary School, Greenwood

- Padbury Catholic School, Padbury

- St Andrews Catholic Primary School, Clarkson

- St Anthony’s Primary School, Wanneroo

- St Elizabeth's Catholic Primary School, Hocking

- St Luke’s Primary School, Woodvale

- St John Paul II Catholic Primary School, formerly Banksia Grove Catholic Primary School

- St Simon Peter Catholic Primary, Ocean Reef

- Whitford Catholic Primary School, Craigie

  • Catholic children from other primary schools in the Region
  • Other Catholic children
  • Children of other faiths from Catholic primary schools
  • Children of other faiths from other primary schools
  • Special cases at the discretion of the Principal.

Should the number of applicants in (i) exceed the number that can be accommodated, then precedence within this category will be on a ‘first come’ basis, subject to the provision of (a) and (b). 

Enrolment Procedure 

Application for Enrolment (Expression of Interest)

The Application for Enrolment form needs to be completed and returned to the College for future placements. A registration fee of $50 per student is payable upon application for enrolment. This fee covers administration costs and is non- refundable. Documents required are outlined in the pdf document below.

  • Parents and students meet with Principal in an interview.
  • The policy of the College is that every application will receive an interview.

Interviews for enrolment in Year 7 occur during the year in which the child is in Year 5. Interviews are conducted by early June each year. 

Enrolment Application Forms

Application for Enrolment Editable Application for Enrolment Form

Parish Priest Reference Form or School Reference Form

To learn more about the Fees please, follow this LINK.

To learn more about the Scholarships, please follow this LINK.


Offer of Enrolment.

It is anticipated that the Letters of Offers for current Year 5 students will be finalized by the end of Term 3. Applications can continue to be submitted for places and for other year groups. 


Return of Acceptance of Offer

The Confirmation of Enrolment form needs to then be completed by Parents and returned with a non-refundable and non transferable Deposit of $600. This amount will be deducted from the first Fees Account in the student's final year of schooling if ultimately the student does attend.


For further enquiries please phone our Enrolments Officer on 9405 4777 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.