There are a number of Faith filled programs that students can involve themselves with:
The Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) is a national gathering of Catholic young people established by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC). It exists to provide young people with opportunities to deepen their relationship with Jesus, be empowered to be disciples in the world today and encounter and celebrate the vitality of the Church in Australia. ACYF is a biennial event. Mater Dei Catholic College sends students from Years 10 and 11 to the event.
Nagle Education Alliance of Australia Student Conference
The Nagle Education Alliance of Australia (Inc) is an organisation of schools committed to the Presentation charism and the legacy of Nano Nagle. The NEAA believes that the Presentation charism has lasting value. The continued relevance of the Nano Nagle story is an inspiration for Presentation People to make a difference in their world and in the way we live the Gospel. NEAA undertakes a biennial Schools Student Leadership Conference and Mater Dei students from Year 10 attend the biennial conference.
Staff and Parent Faith Formation
As a Catholic learning community staff and parents are encouraged to:
- Follow the example of Christ through our Founders and House Patrons, developing a culture of community and service.
Continue to tell the stories of our House Patrons, Christian Brothers. (Edmund Rice) and Presentation Sisters (Nano Nagle) and live out our charism.
Promoting and supporting discipleship, modelling Mary the mother of God, as a way of being in community and living our vocation. Centering on the work of Fr Anthony Gittins, staff are immersed in four elements that embrace Jesus’ ministry; Table Fellowship, Footwashing, Boundary Crossing and Encounter.
Develop a restorative practise that continues the charism founded in our House Patrons, Christian Brothers and Presentation Sisters.
Build on the College community’s response to social justice issues, immersing staff in opportunities.
Provide experiences that enable a transformation of heart which translates to actions that make a difference within our community and the wider world.
- Develop a faith story and witness induction process for new staff.
Programs are offered through the College, Catholic Schools Office and Catholic Organisations to support staff and parent faith formation.