The Association of Josephite Affiliated Secondary Schools (AJASS) is an independent association of Josephite affiliated secondary schools which were formed in 2006. Mary MacKillop College, Nundah is proudly a member of AJASS. Principal, Christine Clarke, is a member of the AJASS National Executive.
Currently AJASS membership extends to more than 30 Josephite affiliated secondary schools from across Australia and New Zealand.
The Association aims to embrace, extend, strengthen and perpetuate the charism of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop in schools which identify with her vision and spirit. By sharing ideas, events, and gatherings, schools that are part of the Association endeavour to develop and grow in the Josephite spirit. AJASS holds regular gatherings and meetings and an annual conference as well as maintaining contact through interschool activities and support.
A structure Joseph Julian and Mary MacKillop (JJAMM) provides leadership training for the student leaders in the AJASS schools to help develop the MacKillop spirit in these young people. In their own schools they hold a JJAMM week where they share the agreed focus with the whole school.
The figures in the icon reflect the form of the Josephite symbol. The 3 figures represent the schools and Josephites working together to support the students (centre figure).
These groups join together to support the messages of Christ (symbolised by the crucifix).
The colours chosen stand for the black and brown Josephite communities and blue to show how this relationship works in harmony.
Brisbane Catholic Education is committed to high quality teaching and learning for more than 70,000 young people enrolled in our schools and colleges from Prep to Year 12.
Mary MacKillop College is one of 137 schools within the Archdiocese of Brisbane founded on Christ and at the service of students, families, society and the Church – teaching, challenging and transforming.
Mary MacKillop College is a member of the Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia. The Alliance is a leading voice for the advancement of Girls’ education. It advocates for and supports the distinctive work of girls’ schools in their provision of unparalleled opportunities for girls.