About Mater Dei
Based in the Macarthur and established as a special school in 1957, Mater Dei is an organization that provides therapy services and education for babies, children and adults with an intellectual disability or developmental delay.
The underpinning philosophy for all that we do at Mater Dei is inclusion into the wider community. Inclusion is based on the dignity and uniqueness of each person, self-esteem, respect, equity, independence, interdependence and responsibility.
Mater Dei School is a Catholic, Congregational school located in the Wollongong Diocese and is a proud member of the ten Colleges who together comprise Good Samaritan Education (GSE). Established in 2011 by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, the mission of Good Samaritan Education is to sustain and nurture our Catholic schools as Good Samaritan Benedictine communities of learning.
As a school and ministry of Good Samaritan Education, Mater Dei continues to be guided by the Good Samaritan Philosophy of Education and shaped by its commitment to the values of our spiritual tradition, including stewardship, mutuality, prayer, hospitality, humility, discernment, justice and peace.