Senior School

St Mary MacKillop College is a vibrant school where students are inspired to learn and grow throughout their lives. Year 10 students begin focusing their academic, practical and creative pathways towards their unique interests and abilities.

A broad range of ATAR, General and Certificate courses are offered in Senior School, preparing all students to graduate with excellent prospects for university, apprenticeship, career training or employment. Download a copy of the latest course Course Selection Handbook for Years 11 and 12.

ATAR level courses:

  • Drama Studies
  • English
  • Literature
  • Media Production Analysis
  • Humanities (Politics, Geography, Economics, History)
  • Mathematics (Applications, Methods and Specialist)
  • Religion
  • Sciences (Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Human Biology, Psychology)
  • Visual Arts
  • Italian
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Physical Education Studies

Curtin UniReady

This Curtin University in schools program is a rigorous course designed to prepare students for success at a tertiary level and with a focus on the critical thinking process, research skills and university writing. It is delivered as a subject in Year 12 with a mentor teacher who provides one on one support and direct instruction where needed. UniReady provides an alternative pathway to applying for future study at a university. Upon successful completion of the UniReady program students can apply for entry to selected courses at the majority of WA universities. Generally these are courses that require a minimum of a 70 ATAR.

Download a Curtin UniReady Information Booklet to find out more.

A specialised practical pathway is also offered for the Manufacturing industries, with Certificate II in:

  • Construction Pathways
  • Engineering Pathways
  • Furniture Making Pathway

The College also offers Certificate II courses on campus in:

  • Community Services (Childcare focus)
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Outdoor Recreation & Sport & Recreation

A Certificate IV Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies is offered off campus at the South Regional TAFE in Busselton in Year 11:


8.45am to 3.20pm


  • A BYOD (bring your own device) program aims to provide Senior School students with digital connections between school, community and home.
  • Wireless access across campus and the College’s learning management system (SEQTA) gives students opportunity for ‘anytime, anywhere’ access to content and teachers.