Proclaiming the word and example of Jesus Christ, Mater Maria aims to support each student in their journey of spiritual growth and development. The Catholic life of our College permeates all aspects of our being and exists in our curriculum, relationships, prayer and celebrations and the values inherent at the core of our Mater Maria community. It is an essential partnership with our local parishes and revealed in all that we do.

Using St Benedict’s ancient ideals, the basis of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan charism, students are invited to give expression to their religious journey through the context of prayer, liturgy and service. Mater Maria places special reverence on the parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke’s Gospel and calls each student to live out their call to be neighbour.

The Catholic tradition in which we educate at Mater Maria provides each student with gifts that will enable them to make a contribution to others in unique ways. With Blessed Mary as our College’s patron and guide each student is encouraged to be active in social justice campaigns and initiatives, involved in youth ministries, be stewards for the world and make a difference in our global community.

  • Mission Statement
    Inspired by the teachings of Jesus Christ we, at Mater Maria, provide a well-rounded, high quality education for young men and women within the welcoming environment of a Catholic faith community....
  • Our Local Catholic Parishes
    Mater Maria Catholic College forms part of each of the main feeder parishes to the school. The College has strong links with the Catholic Parish of Pittwater and the Lakes Catholic Parish Mater Maria ...
  • History of the College
    The story of Mater Maria Catholic College began in January 1962, when the Sisters of the Good Samaritan founded a secondary school for thirty-eight girls at Narrabeen. In 1964 the College moved to...
  • College Values
    Each member of the Mater Maria Catholic College community is invited to take up the challenge to live these five College values as we discover new ways to realise the parable of the Good Samaritan in all that we do.
  • Mater Maria Chapel
    The beautiful Mater Maria Chapel, at the peak of the College site is the focal point of the College campus with a grand staircase leading to the entrance and the beautiful copper cross. It opened on...
  • College Buildings
    Our College Buildings have been named to acknowledge persons or groups who have played a significant role in the history of the College or represent an important part of the College’s heritage....
  • Mater Maria Day
    Each year in May, the Mater Maria community is drawn together to celebrate its rich beginnings, history and purpose. The month of May in the Catholic calendar is the month of Mary, Jesus’ mother,...
  • Liturgies & Masses
    As a Catholic school and a part of the wider church we aim to provide all members of our community opportunities to participate in Liturgy. This is achieved through celebration of the Eucharist as a...
  • Mater Maria Festival
    As part of the Mater Maria Day celebrations, each year in May the Mater Maria Festival takes place. The vibrant and fun filled atmosphere is heightened by exhilarating rides, mouth-watering food,...
  • Retreats
    Retreats and reflection days offer students an experience outside of the demands of daily school routine. It is a time for reflection and for personal growth, and a time for students to come together ...
  • Social Justice
    The Mater Maria mission statement calls the College to action and promote awareness of social justice issues in the school and amongst the students. The basis of our social justice initiatives hinges ...
  • Youth Ministry
    Youth ministry is the response of the College and church community to the needs of young people and the sharing of their gifts with the community. Our activities, projects and programs allow our...