“MacKillop College is a Catholic faith community dedicated to excellence in the education of young women.”
Goal: That the students, staff and parents form a genuine Christian community in the Catholic tradition, so that students may grow towards their full potential, intellectually and physically, spiritually, emotionally and socially.
Objectives: That there will be:
MacKillop College strives to be a community in which Christ’s way of thinking and acting is lived out in the attitudes and actions of teachers and students. At the same time, the College is an institution in which planned instruction and learning take place. Both aspects of College life play a part in education in faith, involving:
Teachers under the leadership of the Principal and Religious Education Coordinator, work to provide an education in faith that is based on sound educational principles. All teachers in a Catholic College contribute to the education in faith curriculum by the manner of their lives, their professionalism, and by bringing to their subjects the light of the Gospel.
As a Catholic College, sharing Wiradjuri land, we believe that Jesus Christ is the foundation and focus of our life and with the help of Mary, His mother, we can be a light to the world.
The Mercy charism of ‘Mercy in Action’ as inspired by the life and example of Venerable Catherine McAuley and the Josephite charism of ‘Humility of the Heart’ as inspired by the life and example of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop are the foundations of our College spirit.
We acknowledge our responsibility to:
Thus, the young MacKillop woman will endeavour to have a strong community spirit, a deep sense of social justice - faith in action, an appreciation of cultural diversity and moral environmental responsibility focused on the life and teachings of Jesus.
Thus, the task of the Catholic school is “fundamentally a synthesis of culture and faith, and a synthesis of faith and life: the first is reached by integrating all different aspects of human knowledge through the subjects taught, in the light of the Gospel; the second in the growth of the virtues characteristic of the Christian." (Congregational for the Catholic Education, The Catholic School, 1977).