From the Principal


Open Day

The sun was shining and there was a lot of pink – even pink flamingos were seen at Mary MacKillop College. We opened our doors to celebrate who we are and to show off our wonderful school community. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this such a special day. A special thank you to our Alumnae Ambassadors, our old scholars who came along to be tour guides and assist our younger students.

If you missed Open Day please come along to one of our Principal’s Tours. Details are on our website


Girls at single-sex schools more likely to choose STEM subjects

Recent research by Monash University found that girls in a single sex environment were more likely to study maths and science. The research was commissioned by the Alliance of Girls Schools, Australasia of which this school is a member. The study shows that girls at single sex schools thrive in what have traditionally been considered male-dominated subjects. Girls at Mary MacKillop College have always been successful in Maths and Science subjects with a number of our graduates going on to study Maths and Science at University.



We are well into the season of Lent and I wonder how we are going with our commitments to renewal and self-reflection.

Perhaps we could know more about scripture particularly the scripture relevant to the Lenten Season

Do more acts of kindness.

Be more patient in our interactions with others. That’s what I will endeavour to do over the next few weeks.  I am sure you could make up your own intentions using the "know more, do more, be more" motto as a guide.


We are more than half way through our busy term of events and there is still lots on the calendar. We will be checking out the fashions at the Senior Formal on Saturday night and looking forward to all things sport related at our Annual Athletics carnival. On March 17, we have a trifecta of events; St Patrick’s Day, Sisters Jubilee and the State Election.


Today, our student leaders enjoyed the International Women's Day Breakfast. This important event gives the girls an experience of gathering with over 2000 others to learn more about how we can work towards parity for women around the world.


Kath McGuigan