Tradition and Values
MacKillop is a Catholic co-educational secondary College, named after Mary MacKillop, co-founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart. Inspired by Blessed Mary MacKillop, students at the College are encouraged to participate in a spirit of co-operation and to develop a joy of life-long learning.
The Catholic ethos of the school underpins curriculum and personal interactions. Each student is supported in their individual journey to achieve their potential to develop personal integrity and independence.
The College boasts extensive recreational and sporting grounds, sustained by a recycled irrigation system. The infrastructure is contemporary and accommodates the students in state-of-the-art subject-specific classrooms such as:
– An exemplary Science wing
– 400 seat auditorium and inspiring teaching spaces in Moreno Performing Arts Complex
– Outstanding Sports Centre including two indoor basketball courts and fully-equipped gymnasium
– Excellent Creative Arts wing.
– Trade Training Centre
There is an emphasis on digital contemporary learning strategies which are supported by up-to-date and extensive digital infrastructure. This includes a comprehensive wireless /hard wire network in all classrooms throughout the College.
MacKillop College offers students a broad, comprehensive and well-balanced curriculum. Comparatively small class sizes are a distinctive feature that facilitates a productive learning environment.
From Years 7 ? 10 a strong core offering establishes good learning and study practices. Electives are offered from all Domains and a strong Language program is a feature. A wide range of Performing Arts subjects, including an outstanding instrumental music program, dance and drama, are provided.
An impressive array of over 60 VCE subjects is offered, with alternative pathways through VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) and VET (Vocational Education and Training) certificates offered as well as SEDA Sport Development Partnership Program.
The College has established a dedicated Year 9 campus at St Mary?s Werribee South. The program offered has been designed to foster close links with the local community and to raise awareness of local, national and international citizenship and responsibility. Students are supported in becoming active, self-sufficient and engaged learners.
MacKillop College has a strong history of success in sport at local, state and national levels. Students can participate in athletics, swimming, cross-country, golf, tennis, netball, basketball, football, softball, volleyball and equestrian just to name a few.
From Year 7 ? 9 all students are involved in a challenging and well-supported Outdoor Education Program designed to develop an awareness of the environment, a personal sense of responsibility, leadership and community spirit.
Students have the opportunity to partake in musical productions, orchestra, choir, debates, exhibitions and community service.
Student Well-being Program
An extensive Pastoral Care Program provides personal development with an emphasis on building quality relationships, leadership, self-esteem, goal-setting and ethical responsibilities within a secure and safe environment.
The Colleges? Individual Needs Program offers a contemporary Gifted and Talented curriculum and support to students who experience learning difficulties.
Students are always courteous, respectful and well-mannered and wear the College uniform with pride.