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Mater Dei Catholic Primary School, Blakehurst is a two stream school located in Southern Sydney. We are an integral part of the Mater Dei parish and are guided on our faith journey by our parish priest, Father Isidore Anantharaj. Inspired by our school motto, 'Growing together in Christ' we strive to nourish the faith of each member of the school community and provide an individualised, contemporary education for all.

Mater Dei Catholic Primary School opened in 1960 and was staffed by the Sisters of St Joseph from 1964. The school is founded on the Josephite values of love, justice, dignity, faithfulness, courage and compassion. Each year, following the example of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop who said ‘never see a need without doing something about it’ ,  the children and parents are involved in a wide variety of social justice initiatives as a practical way to express and develop our faith.

Our vision for learning. ‘Branch Out’ has been inspired by the properties long standing willow trees, a symbol of balance and strength, demonstrating the importance of firm foundational skills and the ability to bend and adapt to our ever changing twenty first century environment. At Mater Dei, we ‘branch out’ through ‘Active learning towards ‘Bright futures’ with ‘Curious minds’. We encourage a high standard of achievement and enjoyment of learning incorporating the use of a range of technologies to meet the learning needs of all our students. We provide specialist teachers in sport and music, dance and drama and there are optional extracurricular activities including: languages, chess, keyboard, instrument lessons and fun and fitness.

At Mater Dei Catholic Primary School we have a strong and support school community and work in partnership with parents to nurture our children.

Principal: Anne Melrose

Latest News

Open Day

Mater Dei Open Day will be on Tuesday March 5 2019 from 9:15am - 10:45am. 
Enrolment packs will be available from that day for Kindergarten 2020. 

Latest Newsletter 

A virtual tour of Mater Dei Catholic Primary School