Principal's Message

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Welcome and thank you for visiting the Mater Dei Catholic Primary School website.                                   

Mater Dei is a co-educational catholic primary school catering for children from Prep to Year 6 where everyone is welcomed, nurtured, known by name and encouraged to grow in the footsteps of Christ. 

Opened in 1951, by the Sisters of Charity, Mater Dei has educated generations of children from the local community and beyond. In light of our school motto: “Caritas” (caring) our hope for our students is that they are able to continually demonstrate "Caritas” to guide them in their life journey. 

Mater Dei’s place in the Ashgrove community is well-regarded, and is characterised by a strong sense of community which is readily evident by parent involvement across the school in our active Parents and Friends Association, Class Parent Representatives and support of our parish, being just a sample. 

Our teachers are passionate and qualified professionals, dedicated to the holistic learning environment which caters for each child’s academic, physical, social and emotional development within a balanced and excellent educational program based on Catholic values.

Mater Dei focuses on assisting students to reach their full academic potential, develop the Catholic faith and acquire social confidence and responsibility. In our school, families become part of the community which seeks positive Christian values for their children. It is a place where lasting friendships develop.

Mater Dei Catholic Primary School is renowned for:

  • being a warm friendly environment

  • promoting a nurturing but challenging learning environment

  • reaching out to our local communities and beyond

  • focusing on ​teaching our rich Catholic traditions

  • empowering students for the future

We hope our website provides you with the information you need to learn about our amazing school and community.  If you have any further questions or queries, please make contact with our school's office on (07) 3514 4100 or send an email to 

Every blessings​

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Mrs Donna Jones