Gormans Hill Road
Tel: 02 6331 3480
Website: www.mackillopwerribee.com. au
Religious Affiliation: Catholic
Learning Extension: Yes
International Students: Yes
Welcome to MacKillop College
MacKillop College is a co-educational Catholic school offering students a broad comprehensive and well-balanced curriculum. Our approach to learning is individualised catering to the different learning styles of our students. The school has a strong pastoral care program addressing the emotional and social needs of students. The school also has a rich co-curricular program with a strong music focus and a wide variety of sports and outdoor activities.
MacKillop College offers students a broad comprehensive and well-balanced curriculum. We endeavour to meet the needs of our students with a contemporary 21st Century curriculum. In the delivery of such a curriculum we have an emphasis on higher order skills for problem solving research creativity and innovation. Intensive learning of this nature requires excellent access to on-line resources the freedom to spend extended periods of time on task availability to a range of expert teachers and the freedom to access resources in the community and we endeavour to deliver this. We believe that all students have a right to education freely equally and with concern shown for their individuality. Our curricula therefore needs to provide for and encourage the full and rounded development of all students. To cater for the rich diversity of students' needs we also offer: • Gifted & Talent Development Program;• Enhancement and Acceleration;• Personalised Learning Programs potentially involving Literacy and Numeracy Support; Vocational Preparation Programs; Integration; New Arrivals; and English as a Second Language (ESL); and a flexible VCE Program enabling Year 10 students to study certain VCE Units 1 & 2; Year 11 students to study VCE Units 3 & 4 and Year 12 students to undertake first year University subjects.
Genuine Pastoral Care
We view pastoral care as being an essential aspect of good teaching and learning. At MacKillop College we believe that pastoral care should be centered on the personality of the students and those factors in their environment that help or hinder their physical social intellectual and emotional stability. MacKillop College realises the worth in expressing a real care for each other. All members of our community whether they are students staff or parents should feel comfortable in the knowledge that an appropriate level of support will always be available.
Extensive Extra Curricular Program
At MacKillop College we encourage all students to participate in the continually expanding co-curricular program. By offering diverse and interesting activities we hope that students realise their potential improve their leadership decision-making and problem-solving skills and contribute to the spirit and life of the College. The following are a few examples of the many co-curricular activities that are offered at MacKillop College. • Annual Musical• Performing Arts• Concert Bands & Ensembles• Individual Instrument & Voice Tuition• Swimming & Athletic Carnivals• Founder's Day• National subject-based competitions and• Community Service
Many Sports Offered
By encouraging students to participate in sport leadership and teamwork experience skill acquisition game tactics sportsmanship and fitness are nurtured. Students are given the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports including: • Netball• Tennis• Football• Golf• Basketball• Triathlon• Cricket• Hockey• Swimming• Track and Field• Softball• Cross-Country• Soccer• Athletics• Running• Volleyball• Skiing
Open Day and School Tours
Please contact the school to find out about our Open Day or to arrange a personal tour of the school.