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Reading Information Night
Parent Teacher Information Night
Thursday 20th February
Thursday 27th February
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Mater Dei Primary School is a Catholic, co-educational school catering for children from Prep to Year 7. 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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Understanding the Reading Journey
We invite all parents of beginning and developing readers to join Clare Perkins and Julie Henderson for an information session about Reading Development. By gaining an appreciation of the stages involved in reading development; parents will be better placed to support their child’s early literacy development. Each year we offer information for parents to provide an insight into how early readers learn to read and into the key practices and strategies used by our Early Years and Junior Years teachers that support reading development. Our focus for this year will be to highlight: the importance of reading aloud to children, the stages of reading development and we will also define for parents common terms such as reading fluency and reading comprehension. Our aim is to share information, experience and passion about the exciting literacy journey that young children undertake. The session will be held on Wednesday 12 March from 7-8.30pm in the school library. Please register your interest with Jo Noye at the office so we can adequately cater for the number of interested attendees.
School Photo Procedure
SCHOOL PHOTO DAY IS Thursday 27 February
**PLEASE NOTE: ORDER ENVELOPES WILL BE SENT HOME FRIDAY 14TH FEBRUARY**
Please take time to read the relevant information on the MSP Photography payment envelopes and remember these helpful points:
- Don't seal envelopes inside each other. You can pay for all children in one envelope however each child needs to have their own envelope on photo day.
- Family envelopes are available at the school office upon request.
- Payments can be made by credit card online, cash, or money order. In regards to cash the correct amount needs to be put into the envelopes, as the photographers do not carry change.
Students from Junior Years-Year 7 are required to wear their summer uniform. Hair ribbons/bands are to be in school colours only. Early Years students are required to wear their sports uniform as usual.
**Family photos will be taken before school in the Parish Centre between 7.30-8.30am on Thursday 27 February.
On the morning of photo day, parents are requested to arrive at the parish centre from 7.30am onwards to have family photos taken.
REPRESENTATIVE SPORT TRIALS
Please click on the links below to access current information regarding Representative Sport Trials
Classroom allocations for 2014 are indicated on area maps which you can access by clicking on the links below. These maps will show where each class is located for next year.
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).
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 are essential for students travelling to and from school they are 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.
BACK TO SCHOOL
For information regarding back to school for 2014 - including Booklists, please click here.
For up to date information regarding managing asthma in schools, please click here.