Choosing a school for your child is a huge decision
It’s a big step starting school and we understand how important it is to find the right school for your child. You want a place where they will flourish emotionally, mentally, physically, spiritually and socially. A place where you know that they are safe, happy and being nurtured to be the best version of themselves.
Choosing a school is not just a decision we make with our minds, it’s a decision we also need to make with our hearts. You need to feel a school to see if it’s the right fit for you and your child. So, we encourage you to come and see if MacKillop is the home away from home that you are searching for.
We welcome being considered as an option for your child’s education and hope you will make contact soon so that we may meet you and show you what MacKillop can offer your child and your family.
Here are just some of the reasons to enrol at MacKillop
Located in the fields at the foot of Mount Peter in southern Cairns, it’s a beautiful location for learning. Kinetic Buses run a northern and southern service to MacKillop.
One-stop education solution
With an Early Learning and Care Centre for newborns to Kindy onsite, and Prep to Year 10 in 2031, the college will reach Year 12 by 2025 to become the college of choice for the whole family, where all your children can learn together from birth to graduation.
21st century facilities
MacKillop’s state-of-the-art agile learning spaces facilitate delivery of the college’s dynamic and integrated curriculum that is essential to 21st century learning needs – even of our youngest learners. These spaces also assist teachers to differentiate lessons and accommodate the different learning styles and needs of their learners. Science labs, art rooms, technology, design, food technology rooms; there is something for all teenagers. We even have a dedicated music program where every child in Year 7 learns to play a musical instrument (included in your school fees).
The MacKillop way
Based on our values of respect, engagement in learning and personal best, you’ll love the feel of the welcoming and caring community and our growth mindset culture that produces resilient learners.
A growth mindset
A growth mindset embraces challenges, persists in the face of obstacles, sees effort as necessary, learns from constructive criticism and is inspired by others’ success. MacKillop students learn how to have and maintain a growth mindset, so they can be resilient learners for life. This Growth Mindset permeates all learning at MacKillop, from Prep through to secondary schooling.
MacKillop strives to keep fees as low as possible and be affordable to all. We also offer generous concessions and multi-student discounts. No child is denied because of financial hardship.
No application fee
To help families, we have no enrolment application fee. So, you can complete an online application form, and have a tour of our school without any out-of-pocket expense.
A catholic school for all
MacKillop is inclusive and welcoming to all faiths and abilities. There are no defined catchments, and the college realises its authentic Catholic identity through a strong spirit of community, outreach, excellence in learning, and spiritual formation and growth.
If you want a school where your child feels safe, happy and welcome, can flourish emotionally, mentally physically, spiritually and socially, and be nurtured to be the best version of themselves, enrol your child at MacKillop.
Enrol now for 2022 and 2023
Children are eligible to start Prep from the beginning of the school year in which they reach the age of 5 years by 30 June. Enrolment applications are accepted up to two years prior to the year of enrolling. If your child is in years four, five, or six, there’s no better time than now to start the enrolment process for secondary. If your child is already in high school and you want to move to MacKillop, we accept enrolments year-round.
Space is limited
MacKillop Catholic College, Mount Peter is the place where all your children can learn together from birth to graduation. We’d love to have your family as a part of our school community.