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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 HAWKS, AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL ACADEMY

The Australian Rules Football Academy 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.

BREEDING A CULTURE OF SUCCESS

Mater Dei College holds a strong reputation within the Footballing Community backed by the support of the West Perth Football Club and WestAustralian Football Commission. Our Program serves its players, as a Talent Pathway in progressing to elite football, with the potential to achieve WAFL/AFL selection.

THE ACADEMY

The belief within the Mater Dei College Football Academy, is that individuals must first develop the strength of character essential in emerging as leaders within their College community, and therefore, transforming them as leaders on the field. The Four Pillars of Mater Dei College, comprised of Faith, Learning, Community and Service sets the scaffolding upon which we operate to fulfil our goal of developing our students in to respectful well-rounded people. We believe that in order for students to be successful as players, they must be successful as students.

The Academy works within the structure of a Specialised Physical Education (SPE) class, consisting of two Practical Lessons and one Theoretical lesson per week. With the goal of providing students with a holistic footballing education, players of the Academy will also have the opportunity to achieve a Level 1 Certificate in Sports Training, Certificate I in Sport & Recreation, Level 1 Coaching Accreditation as well as a Level 1 Umpiring accreditation. The Program consists of a Year 9 class of each gender and a Year 10 girls class only with the intention to grow and involve other year levels in future years.

It is essential that all students who are selected, respect and value their position in the Academy. Our selection process is stringently designed to ensure that only deserving students who meet all criteria gain selection in to the MDC Hawks Australian Rules Football Academy. Students must continue to strive for the highest possible standard of performance in all areas of their College life and our system ensures that they are committed to this task.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH

Throughout the year, keynote speakers from the West Perth Football Club, West Coast Eagles Football Club and Fremantle Dockers Football Club will feature in delivering leadership coaching to students on and off the field, goal setting, sports nutrition advice and other important areas of the game. In addition to the playing aspect of the game, students will be led through umpiring and coaching principles to encourage involvement in other roles of our game and supporting the growth of Australian Rules Football. Experts within the Sport Science industry will aid in the deliverance of Strength & Conditioning training programs which incorporate Cardiovascular Endurance and Strength & Power training to meet the demands of the modern day player. Rehabilitation/Recovery methods necessary in developing the professional habits required at an elite. Players and Coaches involved at WAFL and AFL levels of the game will feature in Skill Development Training comprised within the Program.

TOURS AND EXCURSIONS

During the course of the Program, students will engage with various aspects of the WA footballing community. Excursions to the West Perth Falcons, West Coast Eagles and Fremantle Dockers training facilities feature in the calendar year. Our Year 9 students will have the opportunity of travelling to Melbourne to experience the rich footballing culture of Victoria. Students will attend an AFL fixture, MCG Tour, visit the Hawthorn Football Club’s training facilities and play an exhibition game against a Melbourne-based College. Year 10 students will have the special experience of a trip to a Rural community as selected each year, upon where they will offer coaching and umpiring to primary school students within that community.

FOOTBALL/COACHING STAFF

The MDC Australian Rules Football Program is committed to providing players the highest standard of coaching and teaching. All Physical Education staff involved in the program are accredited with a National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) Level 1 AFL Coaching Qualification, led by our Football Program Coordinator & Head Coach, Mr Luke Hendricks with an NCAS Level 2 AFL Coaching Accreditation along with experience played at an elite level.

Hendricks Luke Website

   Director of Football & Head Coach

   Luke Hendricks

 

 

 

  • WEST PERTH FALCONS PAST PLAYER
  • WA STATE REPRESENTATIVE 16’S - NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYER
  • WEST AUSTRALIAN AMATEUR FOOTBALL LEAGUE STATE U23’S SQUAD
  • SYDNEY SWANS FOOTBALL CLUB - RECRUITER

FURTHER INFORMATION

The application form for the AFL Academy 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 – Director of Football & Head Coach: 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.