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 Padua Campus (Wanniassa) while students in Years 10 - 12 are based on the St Peter's Campus (Isabella Plains).
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.
St Mary MacKillop College is a Christian community. We are committed to excellence in teaching and learning, the support of family life, and the enrichment of all our people.
The curriculum at St Mary MacKillop College is undertaken in an environment where each person is valued and respected as an individual whose personal growth is of paramount importance.
The curriculum provides excellence in education by:
Our staff fulfil the role of teacher, mentor, carer, guide and challenger. They help to motivate students and develop in them a love of learning.
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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