Principal's Message

Welcome to the Mater Dei website. Mater Dei is an organisation that provides therapy, education and residential services to children and young people with developmental delay and intellectual disability. We have been very proudly contributing to the field of special education for over 50 years.

As a Catholic School, we celebrate all aspects of the Catholic faith, with regular masses, liturgies, prayer, and a strong commitment to social justice in all that we do. Throughout our history we have continually advocated for and supported the poor and the marginalised in society and we have committed ourselves to providing high quality education and training for all students in our care. Our aim is to provide our students with an education that caters for a diverse range of needs and provides opportunities and experiences that will enable them to take their rightful place in society. We do this through focusing strongly on inclusion and working with our local communities to create an environment that is both welcoming and nurturing for our students and all people with disabilities.

Thank you for visiting our website and I hope that you may have the opportunity to visit and experience our campus and the 'good news' that is Mater Dei. A visit would provide you with the opportunity to meet our most impressive ambassadors, the students of Mater Dei.


Tony Fitzgerald
CEO/Principal