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Our Vision

The vision for the MacKillop Catholic College community involves a strong community participation in vibrant, caring and compassionate activities.   We will be a community of learning where each individual student is cared for and valued, and the wider community is enriched by the presence of our College here in the city of Palmerston.

The teaching of Christ permeates all aspects of life at the College.  It goes beyond the classroom – our staff know their students and are willing to work with them.

Our Values

At MacKillop Catholic College the following gospel values will be upheld:


To take notice of; to regard with special attention; and to regard as worthy of God’s love and consideration. Acknowl- edging that every human being is made in the image and likeness of God and has an inalienable and transcendent human dignity which gives rise to human rights.
“Be vigilant, stay firm in the faith, be brave and strong.” 1 Corinthians 16:13


To follow the example of Jesus; welcoming all and providing an environment in which God’s grace can touch, heal and save.
“for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28


Ability to rise above personal challenges and fears, as Jesus did.

“Have courage no matter what the crosses are” Mary MacKillop 1890


Act in accordance with principles of moral and ethical conduct; ensure consistency between words and deeds.

“Lord, teach me your way, lead me on the path of integrity” Psalms 27:11


To be sensitive to the needs of self and others; acting with a will to serve, forgive and love.

“Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” Matthew 7:12 “Never see a need without trying to do something about it” Mary MacKillop

Statement of Values (pdf)

Annual School Improvement Plan, 2016 (pdf)

College Masterplan (pdf)

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