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St Mary MacKillop College
Tel: 02 6209 0100
Website: www.mackillop. act.edu.au
Religious Affiliation: Catholic
Indigenous Education: Yes
International Students: YesTrade School: Yes
St Mary MacKillop College is a dynamic welcoming community based on gospel values. It is a learning environment where excellence in education is valued. Members of the community are nurtured and empowered to face the future with faith and courage.
Curriculum at MacKillop
The curriculum at MacKillop is undertaken in an environment where each person is valued and respected as an individual whose personal growth is of paramount importance. While the standard classroom employs progressive and effective techniques to provide for mixed abilities the College also acknowledges the specific needs of students requiring enhanced learning opportunities. Skilled teachers and assistants provide specialist support for students requiring help with basic skills and those who need to be challenged beyond the normal requirements of classroom activities. Appropriate models of curriculum delivery ensure that all of our students enjoy maximum learning opportunities.
MacKillop considers education as more encompassing than providing a sound curriculum within the classroom. With parents we strive to provide a balanced education that not only prepares students academically but also physically socially and spiritually. Supporting the formal curriculum the College provides a range of co-curricula opportunities for students to further explore their interests and talents. Since co-curricula activities are usually conducted out of normal school hours students are able to work with their peers in a less formal environment. These valuable opportunities are made possible by the generous support of teachers parents and friends of the College.
MacKillop is concerned with the well-being of every member of its community. We seek to affirm value support and challenge individuals by caring listening and celebrating progress. MacKillop provides opportunities to develop self-esteem critical thinking the acceptance of differences and the promotion of social justice through Pastoral Care programs and a forward-thinking curriculum which caters for individual needs. The College strives to promote life-long learning practices which enable students to face the risks and challenges of the future and to be agents of positive change in that future.