Learning in the Community

Students are provided with opportunities to participate in a range of community-based activities. These visits build on the knowledge and skills students have developed during teaching and learning experiences.

Shared Learning

Students participate in a vast range of academic and sporting opportunities with peers from Diocesan and Good Samaritan Education schools. These learning experiences provide positive interactions to further develop social skills for all students involved.

Structured Work Placement

Senior Students at Mater Dei are provided with work experience opportunities in the wider community through the Structured Work Placement Program.  The development of work skills, attitudes, self-esteem and interpersonal, decision-making and problem-solving skills are essential for life after school. The success of our Structured Work Placement program is largely due to the ongoing support of many local businesses.

We are always looking for members of our community to open their workplaces to our students. If you or somebody you know would like to be a Structured Work Placement host, please reach out to tiffanyy@nextpath.org.au.


School Sport

All students will have the opportunity to participate in various sporting activities hosted by Mater Dei staff and some external providers.

Representative Sports

Our students often excel in the realm of sport. Mater Dei Primary and Secondary students regularly participate in Representative Carnivals and Gala Days.

Performing Arts Groups

Mater Dei students love to perform! The school offers performing arts opportunities to celebrate and nurture their skills.  We regularly showcase our students' talents at events throughout the year, both within the school and local community.