Director of Continuous Learning
25 May, 2017
Following an exhaustive recruitment process conducted by TrakSearch, I am delighted to advise that Tennille Bertram has been appointed as Director of Continuous Learning at Mater Dei.
Tennille joins Mater Dei with considerable experience dealing with young adults with disabilities particularly in the field of acquired brain injury. Tennille has worked at the Royal Rehabilitation Centre in Sydney, the Liverpool Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit, Mid Western Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program, Royal Private Rehabilitation and Westmead Brain Injury Unit. Her passion is to improve the lives of people with a disability.
Tennille is a qualified Speech Pathologist having completed a BA in Applied Science (Speech) and a Masters of Health Science majoring in Research, both from Sydney University.
Tennille's most recent position was with the Sydney Catholic Education Office working with teachers to develop evidence based interventions for students with additional learning support needs.
Tennille brings a warm and engaging personality to Mater Dei and a capacity, commitment and imagination to bring to life this important initiative in the life of Mater Dei and young adults who have completed their compulsory schooling.
Tennille's appointment to this new role marks an exciting time in the evolution of programs offered by Mater Dei that currently include an Early Intervention Program and a K-12 School Program.
I envisage that the emerging opportunities in the Mater Dei post school program will differ from existing programs in that they will be;
- Focused on continuous learning including specific skill development.
- Evidence based.
- Informed by best practice models locally, nationally and internationally and
- Driven by the principles of self determination.
I am confident that Tennille is committed to animating these principles in the planning of Mater Dei's post school options. I am delighted that Tennille has joined the community of Mater Dei and I warmly welcome her and assure her of our confidence and support.
Tennille will take up her appointment commencing Monday 28th August.
2017 School Term Dates
19 May, 2017
2017 Term Dates
Term 1 - 30 January > 7 April (10 weeks)
Term 2 - 26 April > 23 June (9 weeks)
Term 3 - 17 July > 22 September (10 weeks)
Term 4 - 9 October > 15 December for Years K-10 (10 weeks)
9 October > 8 December for Years 11 & 12 (9 weeks)
Students will return on Tuesday 30 January 2018 for Term 1Please click here to go to the School Calendar page.
19 October, 2016
19 October, 2016
We are now using the Skoolbag App which is loaded on to smartphones and mobile devices. This App will enable users to read the school newsletter, update contact details, call the school and send emails directly from the App.
For instructions on how to download the app, please click here.
Please send us an email and let us know what you think of the App!
8 March, 2016
Monday Wednesday & Thursday 9am to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 1pm
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85-91 Argyle Street
Phone: (02) 4655 5839
Parent Handbook 2017
2 March, 2016
To download a copy of the 2017 Parent Handbook, please click here.
Mater Dei School Newsletter
19 May, 2017
Mater Dei News, the school Newsletter, will be sent home every second Friday.
If you would like to receive a copy of this newsletter by email, please contact Katrina on (02) 4655.7481 or by email.
Please click here for the latest edition of the Newsletter
To view previous Editions pleaseclick here
3 May, 2017
Canteen will resume for Term 2 on Friday 5 May.
The updated Canteen Menu is now available online.
Latest edition of Matters
1 May, 2017
Our latest edition of our Matters Magazine is available now!
Enjoy reading our wonderful Magazine online by clicking below
23 June, 2016
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will conduct a hearing from 11-22 July 2016. The Mater Dei School in the 1990s will be part of the focus of the hearing.
We are mindful of the pain felt by victims and their families and we join with the Congregation of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan in expressing deep regret for the lives that have been damaged through tragic events such as the abuse of vulnerable children and adults.
Members of the school community, past and present, are welcome to contact the Principal.
You can read the statement from the Sisters of the Good Samaritan here.
You can read the letter from the school principal to the Mater Dei community here.