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Why MacKillop?

There are many reasons so many students enjoy coming to MacKillop every day! Find out why MacKillop is one of Canberra's favourite schools through the interviews and testimonials below.


Student Testimonials

darius 

 Darius, Year 7
The smooth transition

"I was a bit nervous to start high school but the first day was really good and helped a lot. Making new friends was really easy and it has been a smooth experience. High school is different to primary school but you get new opportunities to build confidence in yourself and to develop your maturity. I’m now settled in and I'm surprised by how well I’m doing so far!"

ihsan 

Ihsan, Year 8
Fun and interesting classes

"There are some pretty fun classes at MacKillop. At the moment my elective is Media Arts. For me, the most interesting subjects include Physical Education, Media Arts, Science, and Music. On top of that, there are other electives, such as Food, Tech, STEM, Art, Drama, and Dance. I’m looking forward to trying Creative Maths – it’s a fun version of maths where you do puzzles and look at shapes."

lilly 

Lilly, Year 10
The welcoming community

"My favourite thing about MacKillop is the community! Everyone feels welcome straight away and you feel like you fit in. You get to connect with students at the other campus, and there’s always an amazing atmosphere at whole-school events like carnivals and MacKillop Day. I remember my first swimming carnival in Year 7 – it stood out to me that everyone got along so well and there was such a great energy!"

alli 

Alli, Year 12
Co-education

"Co-education is a big part of the MacKillop experience. The atmosphere at MacKillop is very relaxed and there’s a good vibe where we all respect and support each other. In the classroom, we’re always sharing our unique experiences and perspectives with each other and we’re able to learn in so many different ways. I can’t think of a better way to have prepared for my life beyond school."

harry 

Harry, Year 12
Good teachers

"My teachers have helped make high school interesting and fun and the relationships that you're able to form with the teachers are amazing. My teachers have been invested in my success throughout the years and they have learnt about me and found the best ways to teach me. My favourite teachers are engaging, open to different learning styles, and are always available to provide support."

sophie 

Sophie, Class of 2018
Opportunity

"At MacKillop, there are classes, programs, activities, and opportunities to suit every interest. Over the years, I participated in sport, debating, the school musical, the Australian A Cappella Competition, overseas study tours, World Challenge, leadership, extension programs, and charity. I was able to take interesting classes that prepared me for a career in the performing arts."

chris 

Chris, Year 12
A great place to be

"MacKillop is an amazing school! I’ve had so many opportunities at MacKillop. Our community is inclusive and we like to build each other up. We do well academically, thanks to the amazing facilities and our passionate teachers. I am very glad that I chose MacKillop and I’m proud to be the College Captain for 2019. I highly recommend MacKillop to anyone looking for a high school for 2020."

lauren 

Lauren, Year 12
Sport

"I love sport and I’ve had so many opportunities to pursue that passion here at MacKillop. You can represent MacKillop in lots of different sports and we have a number of development programs for elite athletes. These programs have helped in my pursuit of a career in cricket and supported me through a challenging academic package. The sporting culture of MacKillop is amazing and there are opportunities in sport for all students!"

james 

James, College Dux 2018
Academic excellence

"We had a number of success stories from my year group and I think the relationships we had with our teachers was incredibly critical to our success. I put in lots of hard work but the AST program and our subsequent results also made a big difference. Huge thank you to my teachers, who helped and supported me, and to my friends who competed with me and motivated me to do my best. I’m incredibly happy with my results!"

Seven reasons to choose MacKillop

A Catholic school for all!

A Catholic school for all!

Why is St Mary MacKillop College Canberra's largest Catholic co-educational school?

Because we're a Catholic school for all:

At MacKillop, we're faithful to the Gospels, attentive to the example of Jesus Christ, and challenged by the life and ...

A Co-educational school!

A Co-educational school!

At MacKillop we set ourselves the challenge of being welcoming of all who wish to be with us, whatever their faith tradition, talents, abilities, backgrounds, culture, and interests.Our community seeks to reflect the diversity of our Australian ...

A range of opportunities!

A range of opportunities!

Why is St Mary MacKillop College Canberra's largest Catholic co-educational school?

Because of the opportunities for each and every student:

Each student at MacKillop has the opportunity to become anybody they want to be – it’s our job to ...

A Safe Community!

A Safe Community!

Why is St Mary MacKillop College Canberra's largest Catholic co-educational school?

Because of the safe and dynamic community:

MacKillop boasts a Pastoral Care program that has been held in high regard by teachers, students, and parents alike. ...

Achieve at MacKillop!

Achieve at MacKillop!

Why is St Mary MacKillop College Canberra's largest Catholic co-educational school?

Because you can achieve at MacKillop:

In the past few years, MacKillop has achieved excellent Year 12 results. In 2018, all students wishing to go to university ...

Great Teaching!

Great Teaching!

Why is St Mary MacKillop College Canberra's largest Catholic co-educational school?

Because of the great teaching:

A school can be no greater than its teachers, and MacKillop prides itself on employing the very best. With teachers committed to ...

Students love MacKillop!

Students love MacKillop!

Why is St Mary MacKillop College Canberra's largest Catholic co-educational school?

Because our students love their school (and the feeling's mutual, really):

When MacKillop bids farewell to its Year 12 cohort, they leave knowing they were ...