Dei to Dei
Dear Parents, Guardians, Students and Staff of Mater Dei College,
The atmosphere in the yard this week has been very positive with many events taking place during MADD Festival Week. The range of music, drama, dance and art has been very impressive. It is fabulous to witness the talent of our students and the encouragement of their peers. Thank you to all students and staff involved. It has been an uplifting start to the term. My particular thanks to Mr Brian Morison, Head of Arts Learning Area for his coordination of MADD week.
On Tuesday evening I met with the Parents and Friends Committee at the scheduled P&F meeting. Parent committees are an essential link between the College, parents and families. I urge parents to engage with members of the Parents and Friends at future events to enhance the sense of community in our College.
This week our College welcomed 8 students and 3 staff on Japanese exchange for a two week immersion and homestay experience from the City of Kagoshima. Thank you to the families who have support this invaluable educational experience and to Mrs Rosanne Jacobs for her coordination and organisation of the exchange program.
My sincere congratulations is extended to Deputy Principal Mrs Teresa Cosgrove on her appointment as Deputy Principal at Emmanuel Catholic College commencing January 2018. Mrs Cosgrove will be missed by the staff and students at Mater Dei. It has been a difficult decision for Mrs Cosgrove to move to a school closer to her home as she clearly has a love for the Mater Dei College students and community. The staff and students will have an opportunity to farewell Mrs Cosgrove at the end of Term 4.
As a result of Mrs Cosgrove’s departure, the College will advertise for a Vice Principal in the next few weeks to enhance the leadership of our College into the future.
In closing, the College newsletter will be distributed on a fortnightly basis from this week.
We are now taking sibling enrolments for all years.
For further enquiries please phone our Enrolments Officer, Ang Lourens on 9405 4777 or email: email@example.com