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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.
Mary MacKillop College, a Catholic Girls’ Secondary College governed by Brisbane Catholic Education situation at Nundah, is committed to excellence in education for young women. The College, founded and owned by the Sisters of St Joseph, caters for the diversity of needs of young women by providing an education that fulfils the MacKillop vision that genuine education resides in the development of the hearts, minds and spirits of each person as they journey to wholeness. The College has 500 students and will remain middle-sized school so that the intimacy of each student being known and recognised as particular gift will always be a key facet of the school’s character. The College places strong emphasis on faith, community and pastoral care as well as on an education suited to the needs of the times. Mary MacKillop College aims to provide the environment, the resources and the freedom for each young woman to grow towards her full potential in all aspects of her life, whether intellectual, physical, social or spiritual. As a Catholic school for young women, Mary MacKillop community is committed to the learning and spirit of woman and is at the forefront of contemporary curriculum development.
Small population; easily accessible via public transport; diverse curriculum; pastoral care and full-time counsellor support; learning enrichment team; 1:1 student to computer ratio with a netbook program operating in Years 7 – 12 which involves students having a netbook computer for use at school and at home; new covered sports centre; extra-curricular activities including instrumental lessons, band and choir, debating and public speaking opportunities, physical education and sporting competitions, outreach programs.
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.
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.
Welcome to Mary MacKillop College - a great place for young women to learn! Girls in Year 7 - 12 enjoy a diverse and innovative curriculum in a Catholic 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 is a strong sense of shared purpose. It's a faith-filled and hope-filled place. It's a place of warm and friendly welcome. In the playground, in the classrooms and along the verandahs I am constantly greeted by inquisitive, enthusiastic young women eager to listen, to share, to learn.
We believe in the growth potential of each and every one of our students. We are deliberately smaller than the other girls’ schools on the north side of Brisbane and this means our girls don't get lost in the crowd. Behind each young face is a special story we seek to know, celebrate and extend.
Expectations are high at Mary MacKillop College. Learning excellence is evident in great results across all year levels. Learning progress is tracked for each student in a comprehensive process of goal setting, review and support. Students have access to diverse learning enrichment opportunities including university short courses, vocational courses, master classes, national and international competitions and assessments.
Student initiative and leadership is nurtured and encouraged. Action and advocacy for social justice is integral to the life of the College. Music, art, drama and sporting activities abound. There are multiple camps, tours and expeditions on offer. Up-to-date, high-class spaces and facilities span the campus.
Inspired by the life and spirit of Australia's first Saint, the young women of Mary MacKillop College learn what it is to live principled lives - lives characterised by a passion for justice, deep integrity and compassion.
We hope you enjoy learning about Mary MacKillop College as you browse our website. Don't hesitate to give us a call or email if you need to know more.
Christine Clarke, Principal