At the heart of a Josephite Education is a commitment to every child and a focus on their educational, spiritual and emotional needs.
As a Catholic school founded in the tradition of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, Mary MacKillop College welcomes students of all abilities and potential. We welcome students from Catholic families and those of other faith traditions. The College is conscious of Australia's multi-cultural society and celebrates the diversity of the cultural and socio-economic backgrounds of our students.
Why Year 7 at MMC?
We believe young people are ready for the learning opportunities provided in a secondary setting. Access to specialist staff and facilities will promote a greater depth of learning, challenge and growth. At this age, socially and emotionally, young people are ready for more independence and can further their learning with specialist teachers in specialist facilities. Promoting Year 7 to secondary school places South Australia in line with the rest of the nation and allows us to fall in line with the Australian Curriculum (ACARA) which bands together Year 7 and Year 8.
What will the fees be for Year 7?
Year 7 fees at will be comparable to the Year 7 fees in 2019 at our local Parish Schools with a secondary school loading which considers the secondary nature of the educational programs, co-curricular offerings and facilities.
Mary MacKillop College offers a sibling discount which applies if you have two or more children attending Mary MacKillop College. A discount also applies if you have a child enrolled at a Catholic primary school in our region. Please see the fees section on our website for further information. Families experiencing financial difficulty in meeting the fee payment requirements of the College are supported through the College’s fee policy.
What will the Year 7 Curriculum look like?
At Mary MacKillop College all students study Religious Education, English, Humanities and Social Sciences, Mathematics, Science, Health and Physical Education. Students are also able to choose from a range of electives; Art, Drama, Music, Dance, Digital Technologies, Home Economics and specialist sport programs.
What is Year 7 Pastoral Care?
At Mary MacKillop College we believe in the uniqueness of each young person and honour the gifts and talents that each girl brings to our school community. A designated Year 7 Pastoral Care Coordinator will be assigned to look after the Year 7 cohort. This Pastoral Care Coordinator will develop strong relationships with both parents and Year 7 students and will lead a team of dedicated teachers who will be committed to the health and wellbeing of each student.
Year 7 students will have a pastoral Care Teacher who they will see at the beginning of every school day. These teachers will mentor students to assist in their holistic development, their relationship with their faith, their social skills and their involvement in the community.
Two key teachers will work closely with one class to deliver a combination of the core subjects, while a number of specialist teachers will deliver subjects that are not delivered by the key teachers.
What will the induction process be?
Mary MacKillop College takes great pride in welcoming new families to the College community. Our welcome includes: