Facilities: MacKillop has substantial, well-kept grounds. There are subject specific classrooms for art, performing arts and technology, a new state-of-the-art science complex and a multi-purpose centre with two full-size basketball courts, tiered seating, weights room and food technology rooms. Network facilities can be accessed from every classroom. The new science wing has excellent teaching and learning facilities, full multimedia facilities and the latest technological equipment. A new and recently completed 400-seat auditorium and music centre is a wonderful asset to the college.
Curriculum: MacKillop College offers students a broad, comprehensive and well-balanced curriculum. From Years 7 to 10, electives include Religious Education, Commerce, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Instrumental and Vocal Music, Drama and Theatre Studies, Ceramics, Human Movement and Technology (Wood, Fibre and Food). MacKillop Colleges’ St Mary’s campus is an exciting and challenging program for Year 9 students. Based in Werribee South, the curriculum has been designed to have close links with the local community and issues pertinent to the area. Students are encouraged to become active, self-sufficient and engaged learners through experiential learning in a smaller environment. VCE units are offered to Year 10 students and VET modules are offered to Years 10 to 12 students. Students at VCE are able to select from more than 40 subjects. The college also offers the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) at both intermediate and senior level. MacKillop is always engaged in the review and evaluation of its educational programs, particularly in light of the implementation of the Australian Curriculum. The pathways available enable senior students to diversify with MacKillop introducing the SEDA Sport Development Partnership Program. The college will continue to be a vibrant, faith-filled learning community as it prepares students with the skills they need for citizenship and a life of meaning in the 21st century.
Sport: All students are encouraged to participate in a variety of sports to the best of their ability. Students can be involved in house and inter-school competitions in areas such as athletics, swimming, cross-country, golf, tennis, netball, basketball, football, softball, volleyball and aerobics.
Extra-curricular activities: From Years 7 to 9, all students are involved in an outdoor education program designed to develop an awareness of the environment, leadership qualities and community spirit. There are also school productions, the college orchestra and choir, debates, exhibitions, performances and community service.
Student welfare programs: MacKillop College places a strong emphasis on the provision of pastoral care to the school community. All students and parents have access to a pastoral program and programs to provide personal development within a Christian environment, such as building quality relationships, leadership, self-esteem, goal-setting and community service. A gifted educational program is offered to talented students. A special needs program supports integration and students who experience learning difficulties.
Open days: Tuesday, February 26 and Sunday November 10 2013