Mater Dei belongs to the community of ten schools across Australia called 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 community of faith, GSE is deeply rooted in the Benedictine spirituality gifted to us by the Sisters. The Rule of Benedict, written over 1500 years ago and lived by the Sisters for over 150 years, underpins GSE’s commitment to the ministry of Catholic education. This commitment is further inspired by the Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10: 25-37) and given witness through the engagement of the schools with the ministries and works of the sisters.

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. 

Since June, 2012, GSE has assumed all rights and responsibilities associated with the governance of these ten schools.

Mater Dei is a co-educational Catholic congregational school located in the Wollongong Diocese.

Mater Dei is committed to recruiting staff in a manner that meets current industrial relations and equal opportunity principles. The organisation ensures that new staff receive effective orientation to the relevant Program(s) so that their performance enhances service development and outcomes for students and families.

We currently have over 120 staff working across a range of programs at Mater Dei. We have staff working directly with babies, children and adults with a disability as well as a broad range of people employed in supporting roles.

View our current vacancies

View positions with our NextPath and NextPath Assessment & Therapy team 

Our school is an exciting and innovative educational setting for Primary and Secondary students who have been assessed with mild to moderate cognitive disability. Offering small classes, outstanding teacher support, modern facilities and a beautiful setting, Mater Dei provides each student with an Individual Educational Program of excellence based on the principles of inclusion.

If you would like a job that offers a challenge, if you are excited by innovation and educational change and you would like the chance to develop professionally and personally, then why not apply for one of our vacant positions?

Mater Dei is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe, feel safe and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. The successful applicant will be subject to relevant child related employment screening.