Student Performance – National and State-wide tests
The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. The tables below show the percentages of students who achieved particular skill bands in numeracy and the aspects of literacy.
2019 Religious Education
Each year students in Year 6 in Sydney Catholic Schools are tested on the knowledge and skills they have acquired as a result of seven years of religious education lessons. In 2019, 52 Year 6 students achieved, 8 high distinctions, 25 distinctions and 16 credits.
Creative Arts Competition – Wakakirri
Mater Dei takes part in Wakakirri, Australia’s largest performing arts event for schools, every second year. In 2018, Mater Dei won: the best comedy story, the best individual makeup and hair award, the best public speaking award and the best creative use of the signature item award.
Gifted Education – ICAS
Each year students from Years 2–6 are invited to take part in the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools, or ICAS for short, which is an independent, skills-based assessment program. ICAS recognises and rewards student achievement.
Each year, the children of our school participate in a range of sporting opportunities. All students from K–6 participate in our school Athletics Carnival. Children who are 8 years and older participate in our school Swimming Carnival
Students turning 8 years or older, who demonstrate a high level of skill in a particular sport are able to participate in a range of representative pathway sporting opportunities. Some of the sports include Swimming, Cross Country, Athletics, Soccer, Netball, Rugby League, Touch Football, Softball, Tennis and Basketball.