School Community

School Executive:

CEO/Principal - Mr Mark Raue
Assistant Principal - Mrs Eryn Lonergan

Leader of Curriculum - Ms Gemma Croft
Leader of Pastoral Care - Mrs Kylee Laugeson
Leader of Vision & Mission - Mrs Jacqueline Gorey
Middle Leader (Pedagogy) - Mrs Jen Twine

To read more about our School Executive please go to Our School Executive page by clicking here.

Psychologist - Mrs Caroline Ooi

Class Names
One infants/primary class and one secondary class will each share the name of a significant religious figure connected to our Benedictine and Good Samaritan culture and heritage.
Benedict - is named after Saint Benedict. Our Good Samaritan Sisters are of the Order of Saint Benedict.
Gregory - is named after Sister Mary Gregory, Mater Dei’s first School Principal.
Polding -  is named after Bede Polding, the first Bishop of Sydney who founded the Sisters of the Good Samaritan in Sydney.
McCabe - is named after Bishop McCabe, the Bishop who approached the Sisters of the Good Samaritan to change Mater Dei into a special needs school as opposed to an orphanage.
Gibbons - is named after Saint Scholastica Gibbons, Saint Benedict’s sibling/sister.
MacKillop - is named after Saint Mary MacKillop, Australia’s first Saint.

2020 Classes & Teachers

K Samaritan


Kate Gallagher

1/2 Benedict 

 Rebecca Hanrahan

Primary Polding

Caroline Sullivan

1/2 Gregory


Jema Hielman

3 McCabe


Aleks Todorovic

4/5/6 Gibbons

Nicole Robinson


4/5/6 MacKillop


Michelle Fogarty (M-T) and Jake Elvin (W-F)

7/8 Benedict



Jacqueline Gorey (M - T) and Jody Musso (W - F)

7/8 Gregory


Gemma Croft (M) and Kellie Anderson (T - F)

9/10 McCabe


Michelle Charles

9/10 Polding


Liz Irving

11/12 MacKillop

Carla Warby

11/12 Gibbons


Sid Conte

School Psychologist 


Caroline Ooi

Special Education 
Research Consultant


Dr Bree Jiminez


School Assistants:

Mrs Julietta Borgia-Brain, Ms Jodie Dobinson, Mrs Janette Fowler, Ms Nadine Gale, Ms Amanda Giles, Mr Christopher Herd, Miss Carly Hessey, Mrs Leigh Hough, Mrs Ana Kosub, Mrs Tanya Madsen, Mrs Chris McIntyre, Mrs Donna Morrison, Mrs Sue Neal, Mrs Tracey Osborne, Mrs Linda Quinlan, Mrs Kim Rossetto, Mr Mark Sheddon, Mrs Catherine Smith, Mrs Donna Swain, Mrs Tiffany Young.
First Aid - Kerrie Borthwick RN

Our School Staff

Administration Team

Ms Anne Lauder - Business Manager & responsible for Student Transport (Mon to Fri)
Mrs Luisa Penman - Personal Assistant to the CEO/Principal and Board of Directors; Enrolment Secretary (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri)
Mrs Emma Bray - Administrative Assistant to the Business Manager (Tues, Wed & Thurs)
Mrs Michele Dunshea - Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Principal (Mon-Wed, & Friday)
Mrs Lisa Gruar - Student fees, payroll and processing of cheques/monies (Tues, Wed & Thurs)
Mrs Helen Flett - Receptionist (Mon, Wed & Thurs)
Mrs Carmen Nardi - Receptionist (Tues & Fri) and Administration (Thurs)
Mr Michael Reynolds - Maintenance (Mon to Fri)
Mrs Katrina Sims - System Administrator & IT Support (Tues-Thurs)

Development Team

Mrs Catherine Jeffcoate - Director of Development (Mon-Fri)
Mrs Sarah Ryan - Event and Development Coordinator (Mon-Fri)
Mrs Alison McManus - Development Administrative Assistant (Tues-Fri)

Taxi Drivers

John Hyslop
Karen Liddy
Robert Stewart
Neris Taylor

Job Coaches

Sharon Pascoe-Thomas
Kelly Williams

Our Administration and Development Teams with our Taxi Drivers and Job Coaches