Small School Achieving Big Things

​​August was a triumphant month for Mater Dei Catholic Primary School as our Senior Primary students clinched top spots in two Brisbane Catholic Education events. 

At the 3rd Annual Brisbane Catholic Education Pitch Festival, the Mater Dei team outshined tough competition from eight other BCE schools, securing first place. Their groundbreaking idea, 'My Robo Buddy,' brings hope to the vision impaired, providing a solution to those with allergies, and addresses the increasing costs associated with raising guide dogs. 

The school's winning streak didn’t end there. Just a few days later, students participated in the Brisbane Catholic Education STEM Mad competition. Competing against 96 teams from BCE schools, Mater Dei's entry titled 'Out of this World' secured the prestigious Executive Director's Award. This innovative concept aims to tackle the pressing global issue of space junk and earned the team a place in the Catholic School’s STEM MAD National competition in November. 

​Mater Dei Catholic Primary School Principal, Donna Jones, said these achievements are reflective of the school’s ethos and mission.  

“At Mater Dei, we are committed to achieving academic excellence, but more importantly, we aim to instil a profound sense of responsibility within our students.”  

“Both of these projects resonate deeply with Catholic Social teachings and align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.”  

​“By addressing global challenges, from environmental sustainability to peace and justice, we're not just educating — we're paving the way for a brighter, more sustainable future for everyone." ​

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