FURTHER EXPANSION FOR COLLEGE
Mary Mackillop Catholic College is growing. Construction has started for stage two of the secondary section of the college.
This stage of construction will create a permanent senior school administration building, and a technology building to initially incorporate metal technology, timber technology, and STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths).
The build will introduce an additional science laboratory, graphics room, textiles technology, and four more general learning rooms as well as spaces to accommodate music and art.
Stage two creates a second auditorium space with the capacity to expand over time to accommodate up to 1500.
Its initial form in 2018 will be a shelter area incorporating toilets, change rooms and store rooms.
In 2018 Mary Mackillop Catholic College will extend its enrolment to offer classes from Prep to Year 10.
This growth will continue until the college will present its first Year 12 group in 2020.
In the coming year, the college anticipates running three streams of classes for Year 7.
This represents a positive enrolment trend as the senior section of the college continues to gain a reputation as a place of educational excellence.
In such a competitive educational market it has been most important to create points of difference that would allow the college to shine when compared to other good schools.
Mary Mackillop now boasts afterschool programs in drama, music, art, dance, as well as after-school homework classes four afternoons each week.
The instrumental program that started 18 months ago now has an impressive 115 students taking individual instrument tuition.
Once proficient with their instrument, students are invited to participate in various ensembles including guitar, wind, brass, string, drums and vocal.
Community positive regard for the college has resulted in an unprecedented number of enrolment applications for Prep 2018.
In order to be able to accommodate this demand, the college has sought approval from the Catholic Schools Office to operate a fourth Prep class.
MANY AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS OFFERED