Relationships are key to everything we do here at MacKillop. Families and students all feel a connection to community. They feel safe, they feel happy and that creates an environment where we can ask a lot of our students, and they respond.
Our College motto is Choose Life With Courage. What I love our students to understand is that there are so many opportunities for them to be courageous in their life at school. The way they approach new friends … to being inclusive to other students … to the way they embrace new opportunities. We need our children to understand they are courageous.
I encourage you to watch our video to get a sense of the genuine relationships and community that exists here. Then book in for a tour to experience it for yourself.
Learning at MacKillop
Our curriculum encourages a balance between the intellectual, social, spiritual, physical and creative dimensions of life.
News from MacKillop
Keep up to date with what's happening at St Mary MacKillop College from awards and achievements to all the events and colour of our vibrant community.
What’s on at MacKillop
As a vibrant, welcoming community, there is always something going on at MacKillop. Explore our upcoming events.
The College was named after Australia’s first saint, Mary MacKillop, who was a key figure for Catholic education in regional Australia. Born in Fitzroy, Victoria, Mary founded the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart in 1866 - the first religious order to be founded by an Australian. She dedicated her life to teaching all children from isolated rural communities, especially the poor and marginalised, and established schools and welfare institutions across Australia. Mary MacKillop was canonised in 2010.
St Mary MacKillop College seeks to follow Mary MacKillop’s example of humility, simplicity of life, and service to others, through a commitment to promoting justice and peace at all levels – local, national, and global.