Yeronga Uniforms Closed for Stocktake
21 June, 2017
Yeronga School Uniforms' Camden Store will be closed for stocktake from Saturday 1 July 2017 and will reopen on Monday 10 July 2017. Please viit their website (http://www.yerongauniforms.com) during this closure to place orders.
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!
Parent Handbook 2017
2 March, 2016
To download a copy of the 2017 Parent Handbook, please click here.
Transition to School Workshops
24 August, 2017
The Mater Dei Early Intervention Program invites its families to a Transition to School Workshop presented by Pamela Templeton, Directory of Services.
You have a choice as the workshops will be presented on the following days:
- Monday 18 September 2017
- Tuesday 19 September 2017
- Wednesday 20 September 2017
- Thursday 21 September 2017
- Friday 22 September 2017
- From 12:15pm to 2pm
How do families navigate to the most appropriate Kindergarten placement for their children?
RSVP Friday 15 September 2017 on 4654 8726 or by emailing our team as limited places are available.
Ex Student Reunion
22 August, 2017
This year's Ex Student Reunion will be held on Sunday 15 October 2017 commencing at 10am in the Mater Dei Chapel. As in past years, this will coincide with the annual Mater Dei Country Fair.
Mater Dei School Newsletter
11 August, 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
Canteen Resumes For T3!
8 August, 2017
Canteen will resume for Term 3 on Friday 11 August 2017
The Canteen dates for this term are:• Friday 18 August - Canteen• Friday 25 August - NO CANTEEN - PUPIL FREE DAY• Friday 1 September - NO CANTEEN - Mater Dei Feast Day Mass• Friday 8 September - Canteen• Friday 15 September - Canteen• Friday 22 September - Canteen (last day of Term 3)
The Canteen Menu for Term 3 is the same as Term 2 and is available online.