Student Health and Wellbeing
Mater Dei understands and values a holistic approach to student learning. This includes collaboratively designing and implementing a range of student-centred plans and supports which encompass Curriculum, Communication, Mobility, Personal Care, Safety and Social Skills. The school is supported by a multidisciplinary team of allied health professionals including a full-time Registered Nurse, School Psychologist, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists.
Our therapists are part of Mater Dei's NextPath Assessment & Therapy.
Our approach to student wellbeing is based on the principles of Positive Behaviour Interventions and Supports (PBIS). This Framework is centred on analysing data to inform and develop learning experiences to explicitly teach appropriate social skills and behaviours. Positive student behaviour and good choices are encouraged and recognised at Mater Dei through our Structured Awards System.
Each year, Mater Dei offers the opportunity for students to be School Leaders. We believe in providing our Student Leaders with active, responsible roles and the chance to be positive role-models for the school. The leadership positions consist of students from both our Primary and Secondary year-levels.
Transitions may be a challenging time for many children and young adults. Mater Dei believes in working with families and agencies to plan for a successful journey. Current and future students of Mater Dei will engage in a range of experiences to support them at the beginning and end of their school life.
“The journey is just as important as the destination”.