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Principal's Welcome

Principal's Welcome

Welcome to St Mary MacKillop College Canberra in 2017!

Thank you for visiting our website. As you navigate your way through our story, I hope you feel our energy, enthusiasm, and purpose.

MacKillop celebrates the huge range of students and their families who choose to belong to our community. Our respect for difference, welcoming atmosphere, and willingness to learn from each other gives us a strength and courage that binds us together.

So it is too with the teaching and support staff. Their talents, collegiality, and interests contribute to a school experience of engagement, achievement, and good fun.

The love of Christ, reflected in the dignity and respect we bring to each other, is at the heart of our community.

Your interests, qualities, and skills will be welcomed at this school, and your hopes and wishes will be fostered.

2017 offers us renewed hope, energy, and opportunities that will carry us to further greatness.

Yours in St Mary MacKillop,

Michael Lee,
College Principal

About the Principal

Michael Lee has been teaching since 1982, a Principal since 1999, and Principal of MacKillop since 2008.

He attended high school at Trinity Grammar School, Sydney, and is a graduate in Arts (History, English, and Political Science) from the Australian National University. He has a Masters in Education from ACU, and a Grad Dip Ed and Grad Dip RE (Catholic Studies) from Charles Sturt University.

Michael has been widely published as a contributor to English textbooks and related journals and in the National Press. He was awarded a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators in 2007 and of the Australian College of Educational Leaders in 2014. He was a finalist in the inaugural Secondary Principal of the Year in 2011.

Michael is a powerful advocate for Catholic education, a wide reader possessing an enduring passion for Australian Rules Football and the Essendon Football Club.