Principal: Luke Reed
Luke Reed was appointed as Principal to lead the foundation phase of MacKillop Catholic College. Luke comes to College after two years engaged as a Senior Education Officer with Cairns Catholic Education Services’ Identity and Mission Team. Prior to that, he was Principal of Mount St Bernard College (MSB), Herberton. In addition, Luke has undertaken a variety of leadership roles in schools and communities in the Archdiocese of Brisbane.
Luke is passionate about Catholic Education and its capacity to offer individuals, families and communities an explicitly spiritual context in which to form young people so they might grow into the people ‘God created them to be’. He is committed to education and the key role it plays in enabling young people to expand the field of their potential so as to lay a platform that opens up opportunities for them in creating futures of value and worth.
With extensive foundational studies in the fields of Theology and Philosophy, Luke holds formal qualifications in Education and Counselling: MEd (Research) [ACU]; BEd (Post Grad: Sec) [ACU]; BCouns [UNE].
Luke and his wife Leanne, with their four school-aged children, are members of the Cairns Northern Beaches Catholic Parish.
Assistant Principal – Religious Education: Mrs Lyndal Rick
Mrs Lyndal Rick is MacKillop Catholic College’s Assistant Principal – Religious Education. In addition she leads the Learning and Teaching team at MacKillop. Lyndal is committed to working collaboratively to provide learning environments which promote well-being and equip students with the capacity to engage in life-long learning in a supportive, Catholic context.
Lyndal’s professional career spans near on two decades in schools of the Diocese of Cairns where she has undertaken a variety of classroom teaching and education leadership roles. Most recently Lyndal has held the APRE, Curriculum Support Teacher and Learning Support Teacher roles at St Michael’s School, Gordonvale.
Lyndal and her husband Gavin have three children. She is currently completing Masters of Education studies.