It’s a faith-filled and hope-filled place. It’s a place with a warm and friendly welcome.
Students and staff alike love being at Mary MacKillop College. There’s a strong sense of shared purpose to see the growth of every one of our students. The College, founded by the Sisters of St Joseph caters to the diversity of needs of young women by providing an education that realises the dream of Mary MacKillop – a true education that resides in the hearts, minds, and strengths of each person as they journey to wholeness. As a medium-sized school of approximately 500 students, Mary MacKillop College prides itself on each student being known and recognised for their strengths and support through their learning journey.
The curriculum, spirituality, artistic and scholastic expression, relationships, culture, planning for the future, and living of life now all give credence to feminine visions and capacities. In keeping with the spirit of Mary MacKillop, founder of the Order of the Sisters of St Joseph, the College continues to have a strong emphasis on faith, community, and pastoral care as well as on an education suited to the needs of the times. Mary MacKillop College aims to provide the environment, the resources, and the freedom for each young woman to grow toward her full potential in all aspects of her life; intellectual, physical, social, and spiritual. A Mary MacKillop education aims to help prepare young women to take their places in the world proudly and confidently and to lead them to an awareness of all the options the world has to offer.
Mary MacKillop College, a Catholic Girls' Secondary College situated at Nundah, is committed to excellence in education for young women. As a Catholic school for young women, the community is dedicated to the learning and spirit of women. The curriculum, spirituality, artistic and scholastic expression, relationships, culture, planning for the future, and living of life now all give credence to enhancing and challenging feminine visions and capacities.
The College seeks to immerse students in the knowledge, practices, and dispositions necessary to operate effectively in information-rich environments. Students are provided with a computer as part of the College's one-to-one laptop program and are engaged in the transformation of data to information, information to knowledge, and knowledge to wisdom in all areas of the curriculum.
In addition to the range of extra-curricular and co-curricular activities that form part of normal school life, the College offers a number of extended opportunities in social justice initiatives, university studies, work placements, school-based apprenticeships, and traineeships. Students are able to awaken their potential, explore the richness of life's opportunities and confront issues through the College's Learning and Enrichment Faculty, Career Advisor, and Counsellor.