Parent Handbook 2019
11 April, 2019
28 January, 2020
With children, students and young adults returning this week, parents of children and young adults who have had contact with a confirmed case of novel Coronavirus are being urged to keep them at home and monitor for symptoms.
NSW Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerry Chant explained that any person who has been in contact with a person confirmed as having novel coronavirus must not attend school or childcare for 14 days after the last contact with the infected person.
“14 days represents the internationally recognised incubation period for the disease,” Dr Chant said. “After this time the child is considered to be not be at risk of infection.”
Children and young adults who have travelled to Wuhan and Hubei during the school holidays can return to school but should be carefully monitored for symptoms of coronavirus infection.
“The most common symptom is a fever,” Dr Chant said. “Other symptoms include, cough, sore throat and shortness of breath.”
Anyone who exhibits these symptoms should be isolated immediately from other people and seek medical attention as soon as possible.
If you develop a fever, a cough, sore throat or shortness of breath within 14 days of travel to Wuhan or Hubei or contact with a person with confirmed coronavirus, you should immediately isolate yourself from other people. Contact your GP or your emergency department or call the healthdirect helpline 1800 022 222 and seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Minister for Health, Brad Hazzard explained that NSW Health has processes in place to identify any close contacts of cases confirmed in Australia.
“Advice about not attending school would be provided to these close contacts,” he said.
As at the time of writing, there are currently four confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in NSW. All cases had travelled to Wuhan, China or had contact with a confirmed case in China.
Parents with concerns can contact their local Public Health Unit on 1300 066 055 for advice or visit the dedicated NSW Health information page at
Please contact the school on 4655 7481 if you have any questions or concerns regarding this information.
Click on the links below to download the relevant information flyer from the Australian Government Dept of Health:
* Information for Parents
* Information for Schools and Early Childhood Centres
2020 School Term Date
12 December, 2019
The Term Dates for 2020 are:
Term 1 - Thursday 30 January > Thursday 9 April (11 weeks)
Term 2 - Monday 27 April > Friday 26 June (9 weeks)
Term 3 - Monday 20 July > Friday 25 September (10 weeks)
Term 4 - Monday 12 October > Thursday 17 December for Years K-10 (10 weeks)
Monday 12 October > Friday 11 December for Years 11 & 12 (9 weeks)
Please click here to go to the School Calendar page to see all the important school dates for 2020.
Yeronga Uniforms Xmas Trading Hours
11 December, 2019
To download a printable copy of the above information, please click here.
Mater Dei School Newsletter
2 December, 2019
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 School Newsletter
To view previous Editions please click here
Enrolment Open Day
21 November, 2019
We invite you to come along to our Enrolment Open Day on Saturday 22 February 2020. It will be a wonderful chance to see the broad range of opportunities we provide for our students.
To download a printable version of the flyer, please click here.
For general information about enrolling at Mater Dei, please go to our Enrolment Section.
14 November, 2019Mater Dei is located in a rural area with exposure to bushfires. We have a well-prepared emergency plan to cover three possible scenarios:1) Pre-emptive closure of the school for the next and perhaps following days after notification of impending bushfire danger2) Evacuation during the school day to our offsite emergency evacuation point as instructed by emergency servicesIn the event that 1 and 2 are not possible then3) Lockdown within Mater Dei following instructions from emergency services until the danger passesYou will be notified by text message through our messaging services. Please do not call the school as we will be dealing with an emergency. You will be kept informed throughout the process as far as possible and notified when it is safe to pick up your child. Updates will also be posted on our website.
Latest edition of Matters
30 September, 2019
Our latest edition of our Matters Magazine is available now!
Enjoy reading our wonderful Magazine online by clicking below
Ex Student Reunion 2019
17 September, 2019
The 2019 reunion will again take place on the same day as the Country Fair. Those who attended the Reunion last year really enjoyed having the opportunity to go to the Fair after the Reunion and mix with fellow ex students in the dedicated tent. The date of the reunion and Country Fair is:
SUNDAY 20th OCTOBER 2019
The Reunion Liturgy will be held in the Mater Dei Chapel and you are welcome to come at 9.30am.
Our Country Fair
14 August, 2019