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A bright start to 2024

The academic year begins

St Mary MacKillop College would like to congratulate students for the enthusiasm they have brought to the start of the 2024 academic year.

The College enjoyed record enrolment numbers to kick off the year, with more than 2075 students commencing at the start of Term 1.

On Wednesday 31 January, our 384 new Year 7 students spent their first day with the entire Padua Campus to themselves, while Years 10, 11 and 12 started the school year together at the St Peter’s Campus. Years 8 and 9 joined Year 7 at Padua the following day.

There was an amazing energy from the students over the first few days as they got to see their teachers, reconnect with friends, meet new people, and try new classes. Students were also happy to see the College Principal, Mr Michael Lee, who has returned to MacKillop following his nine-month secondment in Melbourne.

The 2024 school year should be an exciting time for MacKillop, with the construction of both the Junior PE Facility and the Senior Performing Arts Centre due for completion towards the end of the year.

The College warmly welcomes staff and students who are new to the MacKillop community this year. We wish you the best of luck for 2024!

5 February, 2024

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Acknowledgement of Country

St Mary of the Cross MacKillop made the statement: “We are but travellers here, so while we are here we should do as much good as we can and live in peace with each other.”

With this in mind, the College respectfully acknowledges the Ngunnawal people who are the Traditional Custodians and First People of the land on which we gather each day. The College also pays its respects to the Elders past, present and emerging, and any other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples living and working in the MacKillop community.

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