Mary MacKillop College prides itself on being a joy-filled learning community where students and staff raise the bar to Become, Flourish and Lead the Way as MacKillop people.
Highly qualified and dedicated academic staff, teaching in their fields of expertise, work enthusiastically with eager students to equip them with the skills to cultivate their creativity, stretch their curiosity, activate their self-direction, and harness their resilience.
Our distinctive Learning Virtues and College Values nurture, challenge, and empower our MacKillop Women to be people of purpose.
Science, Technologies, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, along with an extensive sporting program, music ensembles, QDU debating, as well as immersions and outdoor education expeditions, are evidence of our commitment to the holistic development of each student.
Families appreciate how well their daughter is known and cared for, the focused leadership experiences, the innovative academic programs on offer, and the diverse, yet customised, opportunities that abound where each MacKillop Woman harnesses her potential.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Josephine Griffiths, an educator and leader with a proven record for cultivating cultures of excellence, as Principal of our College from the commencement of the 2021 Academic Year.
Josephine has forged a highly successful career in Catholic Education, having cemented her leadership expertise as Principal Advisor - School Improvement, collaborating extensively and effectively with Senior Leaders, Principals, Leadership Teams and staff of Secondary, Primary and P-12 Colleges across the Archdiocese of Brisbane, in addition to her roles as Deputy Principal, Brigidine College Indooroopilly, Assistant Principal, St Thomas More College Sunnybank and Head of Senior School, St Edmund's College Woodend.
Her wealth of experience is underpinned by extensive qualifications - Master of Educational Leadership (UQ), Master of Religious Education (ACU), Graduate Diploma in Education (ACU), Bachelor of Arts (UQ), Certificate IV in T.E.S.O.L and Certificate IV in Work Education – as well as being a member of the Australian Council for Educational Leadership (ACEL) and the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI).
As a woman of spirit, integrity and wisdom, Josephine is delighted to be joining Mary MacKillop College to lead and uphold the Josephite Charism. With a love of learning and a love of teaching central to her being, Josephine is looking forward to working with all who contribute to the very fabric of our community – students, staff, parents, Sisters of St Joseph, the Banyo-Nundah Parish and other valued partners – to nurture, challenge and empower MacKillop Women to be people of potential and purpose to live principled lives and shine.
Growing in learning and life requires courage and the ability to take risks. Students are encouraged to set themselves high standards and to be strong and resilient in their endeavour to realise their potential.
Centrally located with bus and train transport from all Brisbane regions within two minutes of the College. We are also serviced by Red and White Coaches who offer alternate routes to cater for students who are not close to bus or train services.
At Mary MacKillop College you will find a community committed to bringing out the best in each and every student. It’s a great place to learn. Girls in Years 7 -12 enjoy a diverse and innovative curriculum in a school where the teachers are dedicated to giving their all for the benefit of the students.
Students and staff alike love being at Mary MacKillop College. There’s a strong sense of shared purpose. It’s a faith-filled and hope-filled place. It’s a place of warm and friendly welcome.
Mary MacKillop College Year 12 2016 graduate, Bhadra Rajendran Pandalai was recently recognised as one of the Queensland’s top Year 12 graduates. Bhadra was presented with her award in a ceremony at the State Library in South Bank. Education Minister Kate Jones congratulated 34 students from 28 state and non-state schools across Queensland for their exceptional academic results.
Bhadra is a true MacKillop woman. She is audacious and determined, focused and self-directed, analytical and creative, gentle and thoughtful. She was awarded co-dux of Mary MacKillop College in 2016 (along with Anna Twomey) and was the recipient of the Sr Mary Romuald award for the Arts.
“We cannot thank you and Mary MacKillop College enough for instilling in her good values, strength of faith and the importance of hard work. We can only be obliged for all that MMC has given her.” These are the words of Bindu and Raj Rajendren, parents of 2016 Year 12 graduate, Bhadra. They go on to say: “We are extremely elated with Bhadra’s results which would not have been possible without the mentoring, kindness, giving nature and the provocations used by teachers to challenge Bhadra so that she could perform better than she had before.” Bhadra is studying Mechatronic engineering at Melbourne University this year. Her OP 1 and top ATAR of 99.95 are the outcome of a MacKillop education which inspires learning growth in each and every student.
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