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Principal’s Welcome

As the Principal, I am delighted to offer you a warm welcome to Mater Dei College. I am thrilled to be leading the College at this exciting time in its history.

Whether your child joins us in Year 7 or at a later stage, our staff are excited to be part of your child’s secondary educational journey, which lasts a lifetime.

I look forward to assisting you in the most important decision you will ever make as a family, the education of your child.

It is an honour and a privilege to be the Principal of this wonderful College and I look forward to sharing our story and the achievements of our community with you.

Mater Dei College offers a rich program in the Marian tradition of Catholic Education based on the pillars of Faith, Community, Service and Learning. These pillars are the foundation of the College as we strive for a culture of personal excellence based upon high expectations.

As Principal, my focus is across four broad areas:

  • Enhancing Community Engagement

The spirit of community and goodwill is strong at Mater Dei College. Positive relationships are key to a successful school and creating an environment where all members of our community feel safe to develop is incredibly important.

  • Driving the Academic Endeavour

Our College environment enables students and staff to always be on a journey of exceptional learning and teaching. My vision is that all students and staff strive to achieve personal excellence, not achieved through academic results alone, but rather through the culture within the school and the community and relationships that support it.

  • Providing Strong Pastoral Care

Mater Dei College prides itself on its pastoral care, specifically nurturing each individual and providing a complete educational experience for all students. Our teachers are committed to your child’s journey and focus on encouraging and affirming them so they can achieve their goals.

  • Diverse Learning and Co-curricular Opportunities

 There is something for everyone at Mater Dei as we offer a broad selection of programs in all areas, such as Academic, Sports, Dance, Drama, Music, Creative and Design Technologies. Our students have a wide selection of clubs in the before and after school Co-curricular program, which enhances their school experience with like-minded peers and staff.

I hope you enjoy visiting our website and trust it provides you with a snapshot of the opportunities our College offers and a glimpse of life at Mater Dei. Please get in touch if you would like further information or would like to book a tour of the College.

On behalf of the staff and students at Mater Dei, I welcome you.

God bless.

Mr John Laurito

Mater Dei College Principal