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Administration Holiday Hours

18/09/2018

Administration Holiday Hours

September/October Holiday Office hours

The College administration will be closed during the first week of school holidays and will reopen during week 2 (1-5 October) from 9.00am to 3.00pm.

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. 

Calendar

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Upcoming events

MATER DEI COLLEGE LAPTOP PROGRAMME

Twenty first century Laptop Programmes are part of an international move towards individualising education. Using personal digital learning technologies, these programmes aim to increase independent and self-initiated learning in students and extend their learning beyond the classroom. By engaging students in this way, students take greater pride and ownership over the knowledge they create and are encouraged to become lifelong learners.

The Apple MacBook range of laptops comes with a range of software and learning tools designed to make teaching and learning easier and more engaging. 

Students are able to use any of the current Apple MacBook range, 13” MacBook Air, 12” MacBook, 13” MacBook Pro or 13” MacBook Pro Retina with at least 256GB of storage (recommended but 128GB acceptable).

The MacBook comes as a complete hardware-software package with a range of educational applications not available with PCs and Windows Operating systems. It comes with the OS X operating system which is designed for ease of setup and use.

The benefits to the student include:

  • Access to technology anywhere in the College
  • Technology is available on or off campus at all times
  • Access to the tools they need to create information and media-rich work and share this work with their teachers and peers

To find out find more about the Laptop 1:1 programme and the ICT Policies please view the links below:

Purchasing your MacBook

  • Buy direct from Apple using this link to the Apple online store: Alternatively, if you wish to go to the Apple store in Perth or Booragoon you will receive the same pricing along with advice. You need to mention the k12-discounted_802577 code.
  • Buy from MacWorx, Joondalup, with this offer link Mater Dei College Apple Bundle Offer.
  • Buy from JB Hi-Fi online store https://www.jbeducation.com.au/byod/? Use code MDC2018. This pricing is only available online
  • Buy from any other Apple reseller.

Guides, Policies and Laptop Requirement Information.

Process for existing Students to complete before the start of Term 1 2018

With the rollout of the CEWA Leading Lights project we are changing the way that we setup our student MacBooks.

We therefore need to restore all existing student MacBooks to factory settings. You will need to follow the BYOD Programme Erasing MacBook and performing Internet Recovery Guide As this process will erase all data on the MacBook you may wish to backup any data using the BYOD Programme Backing Up and Restoring Data Guide

To learn more about the use of Mac's in the classroom please view

Parents and students make the best decisions about learning tools when they understand  the products and services they're using and how their information is handled, to learn more about the built in privacy features please follow the link

If you are experiencing financial hardship and need to hire a laptop then you will need to contact the IT Department. To email the IT Department please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone on 9405 4777

IT Support

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AppleCare for Education

AppleCare offers end user support for all members of the Catholic Education of Western Australia ‘Mac’ community. This is a 24-hour 7-days a week support service, that covers ALL Apple hardware and software issues, accounts and settings. It is available for staff, students and families, regardless of the AppleCare coverage currently on their device.

If you are experiencing problems with a device or software then contact:

AppleCare for Enterprise – CEWA End User Support

Phone – 1300 760 237

PIN – 2933