Principal's Message

 

Our Patron saint, Mary MacKillop, is renowned for her generous approach to all endeavours. It is this zeal that we hope to engender in the hearts and minds of all who pass through our College.

MacKillop College operates as a centre of excellence, providing meaningful opportunities for our students to attain their personal best in whatever endeavour pursued – whether this be academic, spiritual, pastoral, cultural or sporting. We trust that excellence will equally be recognised in the quality of the character of the alumni of our school.

Our College operates in an identifiably Christian culture, challenging young people to grow in a community modelling the gospel values of faith, forgiveness, honesty, hope, justice, respect, tolerance, compassion and trust. We require all our students to take a sincere examination of religious issues in Religious Education classes and take part in all religious rituals, masses and retreats. Students are given opportunities to exercise leadership and service and our reputation in the wider community broadcasts our commitment to social justice.

We promote relationships based upon respect. This attitude of mutual respect is fundamental to the restorative approach taken by our staff to the management of students and to any situation of relationship difficulty.

It is clearly a most important decision when you choose a school for your sons and daughters; so much of later life, in terms of happiness, faith, values and adequate preparation for the challenges ahead can be affected by the school your child attends. 

 

Anne O'Brien

Principal