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PALS Award

05/11/2018

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

01/02/2018

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

20/09/2017

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

Principal 

Bus Service

15/09/2017

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

 

Landsdale

 

AFL Academy

28/08/2017

AFL Academy

MATER DEI COLLEGE HAWKS, AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL PROGRAM

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.


FURTHER INFORMATION

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

14/06/2017

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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Upcoming events

Mater Dei College recognises that as a quality education provider, the overall formation of our students is the product of a community of committed people.

Placing value on Community by cultivating a sense of belonging among our staff, students and parents is key to fulfilling our mandate to nurture the whole individual and cause them to thrive in every sphere of their life.

The College is committed to providing as many opportunities as possible for all members of the Mater Dei Community to collaborate, contribute and celebrate together.