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Why MacKillop?

What do students love about MacKillop?

If you ask St Mary MacKillop College Captains Adrian Thomas and Abigirl Maminimini what they love about MacKillop, they'll tell you about the opportunities for its students, its welcoming environment, and the quality of its teachers.

MacKillop has all the advantages that being Canberra's largest school can provide: lots of different people to be friendly with, a wide range of curriculum options, extensive facilities, and a huge range of sports and co-curricular choices. From day to day, however, the two-campus setup means students enjoy a relatively small learning environment.

"When we started at MacKillop we learnt very quickly that there's something for every interest here," Abigirl said.

"We could take part in a range of sports, gifted and talented programs, leadership opportunities, performances, and take a huge range of fun and interesting classes.

"Our teachers have always encouraged us to do our best, be ourselves, and pursue our interests, and because everyone is welcome at MacKillop, we've had lots of different people to share the journey with."

View the College's seven strengths below or view our Frequently Asked Questions to find out more about MacKillop.

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 2016, almost all students wishing to go to ...

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 ...