Our theme for this year is ‘Peace for our common home’ aligned with a quote from Mary MacKillop circa 1866, ‘Remember, we are but travelers here’.
Celebrating all life. Challenging all people. Dreaming the new day. This is the vision that helps MacKillop Catholic Regional College open its doors to invite the community to jointly live out our Gospel values. It then aims to help students realise their potential in school and ultimately in their lives.
Established in 1970 with an initial enrolment of 102 girls, MacKillop is a Catholic co-educational secondary college named after Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop, co-founder of the congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart. Since then, the college has educated a large portion of the Catholic Community and is proud of its current status. Mr Rory Kennedy, affirms that the college is committed to each student’s intellectual, emotional, spiritual, physical and psychological growth, by fostering leadership and empowering them as faith-filled, discerning citizens of its school community.
Our college features outstanding facilities that are complemented by beautifully maintained gardens, sporting fields and recreational areas. Our emphasis on contemporary learning strategies is supported by up-to-date and extensive digital infrastructure. This includes a comprehensive wireless and hard wire network in all classrooms throughout the college and a dedicated ICCT centre, which provides students and staff with specialised video and podcasting studios.
MacKillop boasts innovative and technologically rich state-of-the-art learning areas, including a unique science wing, a 400-seat auditorium, an outstanding sports centre with gymnasium and an exceptional creative arts centre. MacKillop College offers a broad and comprehensive curriculum, including a gifted and talented program, and support to students who experience learning difficulties. We enact informed protocols that support student wellbeing and child safety.
The pathways available are rather diverse with MacKillop offering VCE, VCAL and VET subjects as well as the SEDA Sport Development Partnership Program. Additionally the college introduced the Trade Training Development Program Certificate II in Engineering Studies Mechanical and Fabrication Streams. From Years 7-10 a strong core and elective program establishes good learning and study practices. Stimulated by innovative, challenging and collaborative lessons, students from Year 7 to 10 study subjects across all learning areas including, religious education, creative and performing arts, design and technology, English, health and physical education, humanities, digital technologies, languages, mathematics and science.
MacKillop promotes excellence in the programs offered, which includes our unique and dedicated Year 9 campus providing experiences that have been designed to foster close links with the local community and to raise awareness of local, national and international citizenship and responsibility.
“With a comprehensive and well-balanced curriculum, programs have been designed to prepare students with the tools and skills needed to effectively problem solve, research and channel inner creation,” continues Mr Kennedy. Our curriculum incorporates intensive learning within a positive, dynamic and adaptive learning and teaching environment. This promotes a culture of enquiry and the creative exploration of ideas.
In addition to our chapel, our College opened ‘La Merci’ centre which boasts an innovative and contemporary learning environment with open spaces and classrooms. These digitally rich General Purpose Learning Areas (GPLAs) will support our students with appropriate learning to become ICT proficient and productive community members in the 21st century.
The uniform is compulsory and enforced
Total enrolment: 1603
In high school: 1603
In Year 12: 206
Accepts international students
Math classes: mixed
English classes: mixed
61 VCE level 3/4 studies
240 VCE students
LOTE taught to Unit 4 level:
French, Italian, Japanese,
34 VET program(s) available
206 VET students
Scores of 40+ 4%
Median Score 30
Satisfactory completions of VCE 93%
Satisfactory completions of VET 86%
Bachelor enrolled 60%
TAFE/VET enrolled 20%
Our College vision is grounded in the values and tradition of St Mary of the Cross. “At MacKillop we strive to encourage individuals to reach their full potential as life-long learners by providing an innovative, challenging and collaborative learning and teaching environment in a rapidly evolving society.
Name: Andrew Montalto
Year Level: Class of 2016 / Dux of the College
Favourite Subject: Further Mathematics
MacKillop College is continuing its strength in the arena of academia with the recent achievement of Andrew Montalto.
We acknowledge the success of Andrew Montalto, who received a perfect study score of ‘50’ in Further Mathematics and was Dux of the College. Andrew was recently awarded at the Premier’s VCE Awards 2017. We congratulate Andrew on this prestigious award, which will be presented by the Minister for Education, the Hon. James Merlino MP, and wish Andrew every success with his studies and future endeavours.
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