‘Celebrating all life. Challenging all people. Dreaming the new day.’ These words represent MacKillop College’s vision for its community, thereby supporting teachers in their continual growth, consequently impacting the young people they work with and enabling students to realise their potential. Life at our College encompasses Education in Faith, contemporary Learning and Teaching, purposeful connection to Community, responsive Student Wellbeing and dynamic Leadership and Management.
Our Learning Environments
For this purpose, our College offers a comprehensive and balanced curriculum that incorporates active learning within a positive, dynamic and adaptive environment not confined to our walls. It’s a culture of enquiry wherein a creative exploration of ideas is encouraged.
We have outstanding facilities complimented with beautifully maintained gardens, sporting fields and recreational areas. Our contemporary learning strategies are supported by extensive digital infrastructure in all classrooms throughout the College, along with a dedicated ICCT centre. MacKillop also boasts innovative learning areas, including a unique Science wing, a state-of-the-art Auditorium, an outstanding Sports Centre and an exceptional Creative Arts Centre. There is extensive support for students who experience learning difficulties, and well-established successful policies and protocols that enhances student wellbeing. In addition to our Chapel, our College features the ‘La Merci’ Centre, which honours our innovative and contemporary learning environments with open classroom spaces. These digitally rich general-purpose learning areas support our students with relevant resources, assisting them in becoming ICT proficient and productive members of the community in this 21st Century.
Faith and Culture
‘You are the light of the world’, was one of the key themes explored by Bishop Terry Curtain at MacKillop College’s Opening Year Mass, celebrated on Thursday, 8 February. The Eucharist, celebrated by Bishop Terry and concelebrated by Canonical Administrator Rev Fr Albert Yogarajah PP, Fr Darien Sticklen, and Fr Anil Mascarenhas, set the tone for this school year. As a community, the Bishop challenged each of us to use our skills and talents not only to be the best people we can be, but also to reach out to others and make a difference in the world in the example set by Mary MacKillop.
To raise whole school awareness of our Faith and Culture we display potent symbols and artworks throughout our College buildings. We are a multicultural education setting that respects the dignity of all who become part of the community. We endeavour to listen to our community and respond with an open heart. Part of this response is to conduct whole school student led assemblies, parent information evenings, and College liturgies where our students and teachers acknowledge our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
Our intent as a College is to develop the whole person, to enable them to become responsive global citizens.
MacKillop College invites you to our Open Day, on Thursday, November 15, between 2pm and 6pm, with a final tour commencing at 5.15pm. Contact the College Registrar for further information.
MacKillop College, Russell Street, Werribee.
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