St Mary MacKillop College, formerly MacKillop Catholic College, was
founded in 1998 following the amalgamation of two schools. St Mary MacKillop
College provides excellence in education for students from Years 7 to 12 over
two campuses, Years 7 to 9 at the Wanniassa Campus and Years 10 to 12 at the
Isabella Campus.

St Mary MacKillop College has united the best of the two former
colleges to create a “Dynamic Welcoming Community Based on Gospel Values”. The
Wanniassa Campus is situated at MacKinnon Street, Wanniassa. The Isabella
Plains Campus is situated at Ellerston Avenue, Isabella Plains.

Facilities: Chapel, library, computer laboratories, media
facilities, science laboratories, music, drama, refurbished art rooms,
refurbished food technology and textiles areas, an industrial kitchen, a large
gymnasium, industrial arts area, a theatrette that seats 300, basketball,
netball and tennis courts, and an oval. A new trade training facility for
vocational education exists on the Isabella Campus. A new library at Wanniassa
will be built in 2011.

Electives: A Middle School approach has been adopted for the
Wanniassa Campus with electives in Languages, Art, Music, Food Technology,
Textiles and Design, Industrial Arts, Electronics, Technical Drawing, Typing
Skills, Word Processing, Computer Programming, Computer Applications,
Recreational Studies, Physical Education Extension courses and Theatre Arts.
These electives are run in conjunction with the core subjects of English,
Mathematics, Science, Religious Education, Physical Education, and SOSE
Extension courses make up the rest of the College’s curriculum.

Sport: Students participate in interschool competition in a variety
of sports including netball, volleyball, various codes of football (including
Australian Rules), swimming, cross-country, athletics, soccer and cricket.

Extracurricular activities: These include school choir, band, public
speaking, sport, Mock Trials, debating, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme,
drama, charity and community service projects, and the college magazine.
Considerable opportunities exist to foster student leadership.

Welfare and personal development: The College’s pastoral care policy
is integrated throughout the curriculum and involves cross-age tutoring, access
to a school counsellor, and pastoral care programs. Work experience is offered
in Years 10 to 12 and a careers adviser is on staff.

Special features: A resource unit has been established on each
campus to cater for the individual needs of the school population. Within a
flexible framework, it aims to identify, assess and rectify learning concerns
as well as provide extension units for the more able students.

School Information

St Mary 1
  • Type: Catholic
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: Catholic
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 1740 students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered: N/A  
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre: N/A
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: None
  • Fees: please contact the school
  • Address:PO Box 1211, Tuggeranong 2901
  • Phone:61 2 6209 0100
  • Fax:61 2 6292 8632 (Isabella Campus)61 2 6296 2383 (Wanniassa Campus)
  • HSC Subjects offered:Please contact the school
  • Clubs and Extra-curricular programs:school choir, band, public speaking, sport, Mock Trials, debating, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, drama, charity and community service projects, and the college magazine

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