Our school provides opportunities for students, staff and parents to know and celebrate our Catholic faith. This is done through the religious life of our school. Members of our community experience a rich liturgical and prayer life, celebration of the Sacraments, faith formation, social outreach activities, and opportunities to share faith with each other and with youth from other schools in the Archdiocese.
Our school motto, ‘Growing together in Christ’, guides us in developing a community where students can grow in the knowledge of their faith and where Gospel values are integral to all that we do and say.
The liturgical and prayer life, as part of the religious education of the students, is our core purpose. The school prayer is said regularly and morning prayer organised by the Max 7 group is based on the liturgical celebrations, seasons, Sacramental programs and Sunday scripture. The inclusion of parents in prayer through invitation to join in reflection days, the Rosary, liturgies, and class Masses assists in fulfilling the school’s evangelising mission.
To ensure that Mater Dei students are aware of the needs of the wider community, support is shown for the St Vincent de Paul Society and Catholic Care through fundraising for assistance for those less fortunate. The children continued with their connection with the global community through raising money for Caritas and the Charitable Works Fund. These opportunities developed the children’s understanding of social justice issues.