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Welcome to St Mary MacKillop College Canberra, formerly known as MacKillop Catholic College, a co-educational school for Years 7 - 12 students located in the Tuggeranong Valley. The College operates under the governance of the Catholic Education Office of the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn.
There are two campuses approximately five kilometres apart. Students in Years 7 - 9 are based on the Wanniassa Campus while students in Years 10 - 12 are based on the Isabella Campus.
The College motto is "Faith and Courage" which reflects and honours Saint Mary MacKillop after whom the College is named.
The College is open to all families who are willing to support the Catholic ethos and the educational, behavioural and uniform requirements of the College.
Interested in MacKillop? (1 May 2013)
Are you looking for a High School for your son or daughter next year? If so, we welcome you to attend the Year 7 Information Night on Monday 6 May from 6.30pm at our Wanniassa Campus.
In the following YouTube clips, Year 12 student Yash Bhosale invites you to attend the evening, and you can also view a short collection of images, interviews, and footage from around MacKillop.
We also invite you to look at our special "Interested in MacKillop?" Page to find out more.
Year 12 runs relay for Cancer cure (18 March 2013)
More than 70 Year 12 students ran the Cancer Council's Relay for Life last weekend to raise money, celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones, and raise awareness.
The students lasted the whole 24 hours, taking it in turns to run laps around the Australian Institute of Sport Athletics Track between midday on Saturday and midday on Sunday.
Fundraising is still on, so if you wish to make a donation, please contact Year 12 Coordinator Ben Antoniak on 6209 0100.
Ngadyung dominates Swimming Carnival (18 March 2013)
Congratulations to Ngadyung (Water House), who claimed both the Spirit Cup and the Championship Trophy at the College's Swimming Carnival last Friday.
Held at the Dickson Aquatic Centre, students participated in chanting, swimming, and novelty events during an action-packed day that saw Ngadyung emerge victorious for the two trophies by a narrow margin on both occasions.
It was another excellent College event and the students are to be commended on their participation and House spirit. Congratulations to Sports Facilitator Nathan Wood and to the staff and students who made it an extremely enjoyable day!
It's Catholic Schools Week (12 March 2013)
Check out this National ad for Catholic Schools Week featuring two MacKillop students!
Seussical claims two CAT Awards (19 February 2013)
MacKillopís 2012 musical, Seussical Jr, claimed two Canberra Area Theatre Awards at the presentation ceremony last Saturday night.
Performing Arts Coordinator Tony Lazzarato and 2012 Performing Arts Captain Clare Fealy won the award for Best Director of a School or Youth Musical, while Chelsea Wright (Class of 2012) won the award for Best Costume Designer for a School or Youth Production.
Seussical Jr was one of MacKillopís most successful musicals, with sold out shows last August, and a host of nominations for a number of CAT Awards. The talented cast and crew have a lot to be proud of. Congratulations to all involved!
Year 7 begins High School (5 January 2013)
St Mary MacKillop College welcomed its 325 new Year 7 students today, who spent their first full day at MacKillop's Wanniassa Campus.
There was a buzz around the playground at recess and lunch as the Year 7 students got to know each other and talked about their first classes at MacKillop.
While it can be a daunting experience to be a new student at Canberra's largest school, the Year 8s, Year 9s, and staff helped to make Year 7's transition to High School as comfortable as possible.
Year 12 attain impressive ATAR results (20 December 2012)
Congratulations to the Class of 2012, who have achieved excellent Year 12 results. Parker Blakey topped the College with an ATAR of 99.10, while the College had the third-highest percentage of students who received an ATAR of 65 or above, behind only Radford and Girls Grammar in the ACT.
The College's median mark went up for the fourth consecutive year, while 98% of students who studied a tertiary package attained a score that will get them into university.
Congratulations Year 12! It is pleasing to know you have set yourself in good stead for the future. We wish you the best for bright and happy futures!