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2021 Term Dates

Term 1

Monday 1 February - Year 7 &12 students and Peer support Leaders return

Tuesday 2 February - ALL students return

Thursday 1 April - End of Term 1

Term 2

19 April - ALL students return

2 July - End of Term 2

Term 3

21 July - ALL students return

23 September - End of Term 3

Term 4

12 October - ALL students return

9 December - End of Term 4 (students finish at 12pm)


2021 College Calendar

A printable Calendar can be downloaded HERE.


Mater Dei College Bus Services

Mater Dei College operates two private Bus Services for it's students. In 2019. Horizon will introduced a tap on/tap off technology implemented for the bus service at Mater Dei. Bus fares must be paid for through an online ticketing system with a minimum deposit of $40.00 - this equates to 25 bus rides or two weeks.

Parents are now required to register online for the bus service and approve for the College to provide Smartrider details to Horizon Bus Service prior to use. Please click on the “How to Guide” which walks you through the sign-up process; as well as adding your child and funds to the account.

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.

Mater Dei College Bus Service T & C’s

The Mater Dei College dedicated bus service is offered as a service to the community to assist students travelling to and from the College on a daily basis. The two routes that are currently offered are the Landsdale Bus Service and Banksia Grove Bus Service. The Terms and Conditions of the bus services are below:

• Please ensure you have signed up to the e-ticketing platform and added credit to your account. Refer to the How to Guide for E-Ticketing and Bus App which is located on the College website.

• Download the bus tracking app to ensure you are aware of any disruption to services.

• It is imperative that your child is at the desired stop no less than 5 minutes prior to the scheduled stop time.

• Any abuse of the privilege of travelling on public transport while associated with the College may result in the privilege being withdrawn. Offending student or students may have to negotiate private travel arrangements in these circumstances.

• Please ensure your account remains in credit. The College will contact parents directly should insufficient funds be available. Frequent insufficient funds may result in students being unable to continue using the service and being required to negotiate private travel arrangements. 

Public Transport

Transperth run a dedicated 'School Bus' service from Whitfords Station to Mater Dei College - look out for bus route 778 and 779.

To plan your individual journey to Mater Dei College please follow the link to the TransPerth Journey Planner.


Transport - School Drop-off and Pick-up

The College has two 'kiss and drive' drop-offs for students, one off Treetop Avenue and the other off Pioneer Drive. Parents are asked not to park in the staff car parking bays.


My Student Accounts and Smart-rider recharging

Students use the school's existing ID card as a debit card to make purchases within the school. Through the Web Portal, parents can view purchases, set spending limits and dietary or allergy alerts, ban items from sale, and top up the balance on the student account. 

My Student Account Set Up

How to recharge a TransPerth Smart-rider


Information Collection Notice

The College collects personal information, including sensitive information about pupils and parents or guardians before and during the course of a pupil's enrolment at the College.  The primary purpose of collecting this information is to enable the College to provide schooling to the pupil and to enable them to take part in all the activities of the College. To read more...



If your child is unwell and unable to attend school please notify the College administration by phone; 9405 0599. It is also required that a follow-up written confirmation be submitted to Student Services. A standardised absentee form can be found here, on completion the form can be handed in at Student Services. Alternatively all absentee notifications can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. without additional written confirmation.


Explanation for Absence form

Should your child be absent from school or late arriving or need to leave school early, then the school will require written notification. A standardised form can be found here, on completion the form can be handed in at Student Services.


Application for Extended Student Absence

Parents are strongly discouraged from applying for extended student absence during Term time. Opportunities for holidays exist through the more than 12 weeks of scheduled school holiday time. If absent during term time, students miss out on valuable learning experiences and possibly assessments. If parents deem it absolutely necessary to remove students from school for any purpose then adequate prior written notice must be given. The Principal will review the information provided and consider whether the absence is Approved or Not Approved. In the case of a student absence that is Not Approved it will be deemed as non-completion or non-submission of any assessment tasks scheduled during this time of absence in accordance with the College Assessment Policy.

The Application for extended Student Absence during Term time can be found here on completion the form can be handed in at Student Services.


Change in Parent Details

Should your contact details change then the College needs to be notified as soon as possible. You may download the form here. Once it is completed, please scan the document and email Student Services. Alternatively, the form can be printed, completed and then handed in at Student Services.


Medication Administration Request Form

If a student requires medication during the school day then a Medication Administration Request Form must be completed and handed in to Student Services along with the medication. Students are not to self-administer. A form can be downloaded HERE.


Period Times during the week

Each school day starts at 8.35 am and concludes at 3.20 pm. 


Extra Curricular Clubs & Activities 

Please find below the list of Extra-Curricular Clubs and Activities currently on offer at Mater Dei College during 2019. It is the responsibility of the student to attend these clubs/activities should they choose.  This list may be updated at any time and all enquiries must be directed to the teacher in charge. 

2019 Extra Curricular Clubs & Activities