• Choose life with courage

    A quality, caring and holistic education for
    your children

  • Choose life with courage

    A quality, caring and holistic education for
    your children

Visit St Mary MacKillop College

Experience our values in action. Explore our campus, talk with our teachers and staff, and see firsthand how we bring out the best in today’s students.

Welcome to St Mary MacKillop College, Busselton’s leading
Catholic school for students from Pre Kindy to Year 12

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.

Frank Norton
Principal

Teaching by the example of Australia’s first saint

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.