Mater Dei Catholic College

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Mater Dei Catholic College
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Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Coordinates 35°10′32″S 147°21′50″E / 35.17551°S 147.36376°E / -35.17551; 147.36376Coordinates: 35°10′32″S 147°21′50″E / 35.17551°S 147.36376°E / -35.17551; 147.36376
Type Private, Catholic, Day
Motto Live God's Message
Established December 2003[1]
Principal Val Thomas [2]
Colour(s) maroon, navy blue, yellow and white

Mater Dei Catholic College is a Catholic systemic college catering for students in Years 7 to 12, located in the Wagga Wagga suburb of Lake Albert, New South Wales.[3]


Mater Dei Catholic College was established in 2003 by Diocesan Catholic Schools Office as part of the decision in 1999 to establish two Catholic co-educational colleges from Years 7 to 12. Prior to this, there was two 7-10 Catholic High schools, one for boys (Saint Michael's Regional High School, Wagga) and one for girls (Mount Erin High School, Wagga). Then, in years 11 and 12, both schools merged to Trinity Senior High School, located at the current site of Kildare Catholic College, Wagga.

Chaos struck the school in the 2011 MDIFA (Mater Dei Intra-National Football Association) Cup final. Following a tough battle on the pitch, the two teams were forced to a shoot-out. It was in this shoot-out that the goal keeper, Edward (Teddy) Lindon, tragically deceased due to asphyxiation. Unfortunately, his team also lost as a result. Legend has it that Teddy Lindon can still be seen on the annual anniversary of the event, choking in the same spot.

General Information[edit]

The School is a Catholic Secondary School in the Wagga Wagga Denerary and Diocese. It has five houses which are each named after significant people in the College's history. Kennedy, after Graham Kennedy, Rosarie, after Sister Rosarie, Webber, after Sister Webber, Caroll House after Bishop Carroll and Sherrin after Brother Carl Sherrin, principal of Trinity Senior High from 1988-1993[4].

Principals and Leadership[edit]

  1. Mr Clem Welch (2004-2007), who was the foundation principal and has the Resource Centre (library) named after him.
  2. Mr Greg Miller (2008-2014)
  3. Mrs Val Thomas (2015-Present)


  1. ^ "Media Release 11 December 2003 HULL OPENS MATER DEI CATHOLIC COLLEGE" (PDF). Member for Riverina, Kay Hull. Retrieved 2008-04-01. 
  2. ^ "Sacred Heart Parish". Sacred Heart Primary School. Retrieved 2008-04-01. 
  3. ^ "Our College". Mater Dei Catholic College. Retrieved 2008-04-01. 
  4. ^ Mater Dei Catholic College. Sherin House. Retrieved 14 of March 2018.

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