Students come to MacKillop with many different talents and dreams, which MacKillop’s teachers seek to nurture and encourage. Whilst the primary focus for MacKillop is on teaching and learning, the success of our students in all aspects of life serves as a source of pride for the College community. Students at MacKillop achieve in academic life, vocational studies, sport, the arts, cultural pursuits, and in the wider community. This achievement provides students with opportunities to progress down their chosen pathway once they graduate at the end of Year 12.
At MacKillop, our data shows that we add great value to our students, with most of our students achieving ‘greater than or equal to expected growth’ across the areas of NAPLAN from Year 7 to Year 9. The College utilises the data gained from Year 7 NAPLAN results to inform our teaching and learning programs in order to achieve this growth in our students - and this growth continues until our students graduate from MacKillop at the end of Year 12.
of ATAR seekers from the Class of 2022 achieved at or above their predicted score, with some students achieving 13 points higher than they expected.
In recent years, MacKillop students have achieved some of the highest ATARs in the Territory, including James Crispin's 99.90.
of the Class of 2022 said their teachers did their best to make Year 11 and 12 a positive experience.
In recent years, a number of MacKillop students have topped their ANU H Courses, including those in tough subjects like Specialist Mathematics and Astrophysics.
The Class of 2022's top 10 students consisted of five boys and five girls - and they all achieved ATARs well above 90. Co-ed is irresistibly successful at MacKillop!
of ATAR seekers from MacKillop's Class of 2022 achieved an ATAR that would get them into university. Most students got into the course of their first choice and 70% also received early offers.
MacKillop offers a broad range of vocational courses - delivered in industry-standard facilities - that equip students for the workforce and/or further training. MacKillop issues among the highest numbers of Vocational Educational Certificates in the ACT to its graduates, giving them a head start at CIT or in apprenticeships.
In 2022, MacKillop student Josh Haynes was named as the ACT Australian School-Based Apprentice of the Year.
MacKillop presented 91 Vocational Certificates and 81 Statements of Attainment to the Class of 2022.
There are 14 different types of Vocational Certificates available to MacKillop students in a wide range of courses.
Students have a range of potential pathways after Year 12. Many students opt to go on to university, others seek further education at CIT, some go straight into the workforce, and some take on apprenticeships. From Medicine and Engineering to NIDA and Construction, students from the Class of 2022 completed Year 12 at MacKillop with the ability to pursue their passions and dreams.
of students from the Class of 2022 claim to be happy with their current pathway and situation after graduating from MacKillop.
of students from the Class of 2022 said MacKillop's Year 11 and 12 experience prepared them for life after school and helped to get them where they are today.
of the Class of 2022 had secured further study or employment by February 2023, with many commencing uni, apprenticeships, CIT, or joining the workforce.