Physical Education is valued at Mater Dei as an integral aspect of each child's development. There is a strong emphasis on skill development through a physical education program that is based on fine and gross motor skill development. The skills taught in the PE area comprise one of three strands in the Health and Physical Education syllabus. Therefore, it should be noted that 'sport' is only one component of the school's Physical Education Program.
In Terms 1 & 4 children (Years 1-6) participate in swimming lessons conducted by qualified swim instructors. Prep children swim in Term 4 only.
In Terms 2 & 3 qualified PE teachers conduct lessons with all classes to develop a range of skills. The students are encouraged to have a healthy and positive attitude towards participation and competition. Children have the opportunity to represent the school in a wide range of sporting competitions. Children from Years 4-6 have the opportunity to take part in School sports, Catholic Zone sports, District and State carnivals. Sports offered include Swimming, Athletics, Cross Country, Netball, Soccer, Touch Football, Softball and T-Ball.
Sports uniform is worn Mondays & Fridays.
Mater Dei school attends the Taylor Range Country Club for swimming. The children are instructed by qualified swimming instructors. Students in Years 1-6 attend swimming lessons during 1st and 4th terms. Prep children swim in Term 4 only. Costs for pool entry, instruction and bus hire are funded from school fees. Children are to bring their swimming cap, goggles and sunscreen. Children are also required to wear a sun shirt and swimming cap.