The number three was significant to the world of the
Celts: three stages of life; the three domains of earth, sea and sky; as well
as the past, present and future. The same numerical significance existed for
the Christian faith and therefore the Celtic Knot was adopted as one of its
symbols and aligned perfectly with the concept of Trinity.
The College adopted the symbol when it became Mary
MacKillop College in 2009. The symbol’s Celtic origin is another link to Mary
MacKillop who had a Scottish heritage. The top of the emblem shows a stylized
flame that speaks to us of our motto, My
Faith is My Light and the passionate engagement with life and learning that
we foster in the hearts and minds of the young women of Mary MacKillop College. In spiritual terms it is the symbol of
the Trinity and prosperity. In its interconnected an unbroken symmetry it
represents the triads of: Spirit, Mind and Body; Power, Intellect and Love;
Past, Present and Future. When the symbol is in full colour of red, green and
yellow, it represents the triad unity of the College Houses: Fitzroy, Penola
and McCormack, which again links to the fabric of the MacKillop story.