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Principal’s Message

2080As the founding principal, I am committed to developing 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. Here students will be empowered and challenged to reach their full potential.

As a Catholic College, we recognise Christ as the centre of our lives, calling us to his mission by the way we reach out and touch the hearts of those who attend our College. Our focus is on preparing young men and women to take their place in society and ‘Lead with Courage’, emulating the values of Saint Mary MacKillop.

From the very beginning, our College has provided the best of secondary co-educational learning environments; valuing diversity and inclusiveness, and affirming the equality of all people.

MacKillop Catholic College opened in 2012, and enrols students from Year 7 to Year 12. Our first Year 12 cohort graduated in 2015. I extend the warmest welcome to students, families and the wider community.

I look forward with excitement to our journey at MacKillop Catholic College, Palmerston; to the companions we are yet to meet, the students we are to inspire, and the young, accomplished, wonderful graduates this College will produce in the coming years; young men and women who will bring life and hope to all they touch on life’s journey.

May God’s blessings be with you and may the life of Saint Mary MacKillop ignite in you the flames of faith and service.

Lauretta Graham HonDEd

Lauretta and Students

MacKillop Assembly