About Mater Dei Catholic Primary School

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Mater Dei Catholic Primary School is a Prep to Year 6 school that combines academic excellence with a strong sense of community and belonging. Here, we foster an inclusive family-style environment where every student is seen, heard, and celebrated. 

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A close-knit community

As you step into our school, you'll immediately feel the warmth and connection that sets us apart. Our intimate size ensures that each student receives the attention they deserve. We pride ourselves on knowing the name of each of our students, and our dedicated teachers take a genuine interest in your child's growth and development. We believe in the power of allowing students to mix and make friends across all age groups, allowing for informal mentoring opportunities that build confidence and foster a sense of unity among our students.

A serene haven in the heart of the city

Nestled in a tranquil green setting, Mater Dei provides a peaceful oasis that promotes well-being and a profound connection with nature. Our inner city school exudes the charm and ambiance of a rural community, offering a serene environment where your child can flourish both academically and personally.

Safe, caring, and free to be themselves

Creating a safe and nurturing environment is our top priority. At Mater Dei, your child will feel secure, supported, and empowered to be their authentic selves. We celebrate diversity and provide a welcoming space where students can express their individuality, fostering a sense of belonging that allows them to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

Enriching opportunities

We offer an extensive range of extracurricular activities designed to ignite passions and unlock hidden talents. Whether it's sports, visual arts, instrumental music, drama, dance, chess club, yoga​​​ or robotics, our range of extracurricular activities gives your child the opportunity to explore their interests and excel in their chosen areas.​

Building confident, global citizens

We foster the development of strong self-belief, confidence, and a holistic worldview. Our students graduate as well-rounded individuals who embrace challenges, think critically, and have the courage to make a positive impact on the world. They become strong all-rounders, unafraid to step outside their comfort zones and take on new opportunities.

Nurturing future leaders

Our unique confidence-building characteristics have led to the emergence of many future high school leaders. We empower our students to embrace leadership roles, fostering skills such as communication, collaboration, and problem-solving. Your child will gain the confidence and resilience needed to become a leader and make a meaningful impact.

A legacy of excellence

Mater Dei has a long-standing tradition of excellence in cross-country and producing champion runners and athletes. Our commitment to sports and physical education is unparalleled, allowing your child to develop valuable life skills through athletic pursuits.​

Strong partnership with parents

We understand the importance of a strong partnership between school and home. Our teachers and leadership team maintain open lines of communication with parents, creating a powerful support system for your child's educational journey. We believe that by working together, we can provide the best possible environment for your child's success.​

Educational excellence within reach

Your child's education shouldn't mean sacrificing financial stability. At Mater Dei, we are committed to offering exceptional value for your investment in your child's future. Our affordable tuition fees ensure that families can provide their children with an outstanding education while still maintaining financial balance. We believe that quality education should be a realistic option for all families seeking the best for their children.

Working family friendly

We understand the challenges parents face juggling all of life’s demands. Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) is available on-site, offering care before and after school and during school holidays. ​

​If you're looking for a school community where your child's educational journey will be nurtured, respected and celebrated, we encourage you to book a tour with our Principal via the link below. 

We look forward to welcoming you to our school community!

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