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, 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 630 students and will remain a middle-sized school, so that the intimacy of each student being known and recognised as a 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, the Mary MacKillop community is committed to the learning and spirit of woman and is at the forefront of contemporary curriculum development.
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.
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
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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