Vision and Motto

Our Vision

In keeping with the Vision Statement of the Diocese of Wagga Wagga, Mater Dei Catholic College strives to be a nurturing community which:

  • is founded in Catholic faith, justice and love
  • is inclusive
  • is learner centred
  • seeks excellence and wisdom

Mater Dei is founded in Catholic faith, justice and love. We are an inclusive, learner-centred school that seeks excellence and wisdom from those all around us.


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Our Mission

“The person of each individual human being, in her or his material and spiritual needs, is at the heart of Christ’s teaching; this is why the promotion of the human person is the goal of the Catholic School” JPII [#9]

 To nurture, we are called
• to care for each individual, affirming their dignity and uniqueness
• to foster the right relationships with God, creation, self and others
• to provide particular attention to those most in need
• to build a welcoming, safe and supportive school environment.
We are entrusted
• to nourish our spiritual life and ministry
• to connect with the Parish, Diocesan and wider community
• to strengthen relationships and communication between members of the educating community
• to make present the spirit of Nano Nagle, Edmund Rice and Mary, Mother of God.
As faithful, we are called
• to strive for an understanding of ourselves and others as dignified and loved by God
• to value the unique contributions made by each person
• to practise justice through tolerance, empathy and service
• to pray, celebrate and evangelise with a Catholic perspective
• to build hope in a faith-filled future.
As learners, we are encouraged
• to develop the values, knowledge and skills necessary to undertake lifelong personal, spiritual and intellectual growth
• to strive for excellence through programmes that cater to the needs, interests and abilities of the individual.