Mater Dei Primary School is a Catholic, co-educational school catering for children from Prep to Year 6. At Mater Dei, we aim to cultivate a welcoming and positive climate in which students, staff, parents and parishioners feel a true sense of belonging and commitment to a living, faith community. In light of our vision “To teach as Jesus did” the growth of each student is fostered through love, tolerance and justice. Learning takes place in a climate of respect for each person’s dignity and acceptance of their uniqueness. Through an atmosphere of academic and pastoral care, students are equipped with the learning and personal skills necessary to help them take their place in the twenty-first century.
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Booklists for 2015 have been sent home and online ordering is available directly through Browns Office Choice. Your requirements will be packaged for you to collect. PDF copies of the booklists are also available on our Back to School page.
DANIEL MORECOMBE FOUNDATION VISIT
In week 8 of Term 4 we had the pleasure of hosting Bruce and Denise Morcombe to talk to our community about child safety. All our students and staff attended with a number of our parent body attending to be part of the audience as well. The message delivered was clear to everyone:
Recognise – your feelings if someone is making you uncomfortable or asking you to do something you don’t want to do.
React – by yelling or running away to a safe place or safe adults.
Report – by telling one of your five adults on your Safety Network.
SKOOLBAG APP - ANDROID NOW AVAILABLE!
Our school has purchased the SKOOLBAG app as another form of effective communication between home and school. We have decided to continue with this app as we have had lots of positive feedback from parents. Please download the app from i-tunes (further instructions here) or google play to receive immediate updates on your phone or device. You can also access most of the information and functionality of the App in the skoolbag communication centre below.
* Please note that we are not using the email functionality of skoolbag.
Thank you to those parents who have taken on a representative role in our school, helping to keep other parents 'in the loop' and co-ordinating upcoming events. Contact details for our parent representatives can be found in our password protected parent portal area.
Our school has a subscripton to Michael Grose's Parentingideas Magazine. These magazines contain fantastic articles designed to support us to 'raise exceptional kids.' Please click on the link to read more.... (this section is protected in our parent portal by username and password).
Our school uses FLEXISCHOOLS, an online ordering system for tuckshop. Click on the link above to get started. Please also check out our tuckshop page for further instructions and a video demonstration of how the system works. No more hunting around for loose change!
Please be aware that all phones, ipods etc are not recommended to be brought to school. If parents decide that one of these electronic devices is essential for students travelling to and from school, it is to be checked in at the office upon arrival at school and collected on the way out of school. No phones, ipods, cameras etc are to be in the playground or classes at any time.
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