Celebrating Catholic education at MacKillop College

Principal Chris Caldow with students.

Being a part of a Catholic community, is an act of weaving faith, symbolism and learning together.

The college motto, inspired by the words and deeds of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, is ‘Celebrating all life. Challenging all people. Dreaming the new day.’ This informs every decision at the college. We encourage and support all our staff to think about holistic education through dynamic and adaptive environments, and through enquiry and a creative exploration of ideas. We believe in the ideal to help our students find the right path for them, so they are better equipped to continue their life’s journey.

For our educators, the college endeavours to provide a diverse range of experiences, from mentoring those who don’t know, to coaching those who do.We are focused on creating a supportive community for all by prioritising care for each other.This allows us to collectively implement goals from our annual action plan to continue with our journey for school improvement.

For our students, we continue to build a world of opportunities to allow for both personal and academic growth. Our outdoor education program includes a range of experiences. Our languages program features international opportunities. We have interschool sports associations that offer the chance to train and compete in a wide variety of different sports. Performing arts evenings showcase acting, dancing, music, singing and more.

Our facilities are constructed on both contemporary use of space and technological advancement. The main campus includes a multi-court gymnasium; a beautiful chapel; outdoor amphitheatre; digital technologies hub; art, music and fibre technology centre; a state-of-the-art theatre, and we are currently reconstructing our separate Year 9 campus. For nearly 20 years, this campus has reconnected students to themselves, significant others and the wider community.

For over 50 years, we have strived to live up to what our namesake St Mary of the Cross MacKillop envisioned, by supporting our teachers to give our students that which they need to grow and develop. We have an ethos of inclusivity, acceptance and, ever, a need to protect the dignity of the human person.

For those new to the community, or considering a place at MacKillop College, as either a student or a staff member, please explore our website. There, you will have a chance to register your interest to become a part ofour Catholic community. Go to www.mackillop.vic.edu.au, email equiries@mackillop.vic.edu.au or phone 9734 5200.