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Thank you for visiting the St Mary MacKillop Catholic Primary School website. 

Here you will find a range of information that will assist you to gain a better idea of who we are, what our core values are and how we organise our curriculum and learning opportunities for the children in our care.

As Principal, it is my privilege to extend you a warm welcome to our school.  I hope that all who are associated with this school find it to be a pleasant environment where Gospel values are lived.

It is my hope and that of our community, that all who join us will feel welcome and be able to look back on your time here with fond memories.

At St Mary MacKillop Catholic Primary School, we have established a community of learners that includes our students, parents, staff and the wider community.

We are keen to learn the stories of all in our community and value the richness of our diverse experiences, perspectives and interests. We are focused on Continuous Improvement in our learning and teaching that reflects contemporary learning needs.

St Mary MacKillop is a place of learning that seeks to nurture confident learners who will be prepared to embrace the challenges of a future that is theirs.

Our dedicated staff offer:

  • A welcoming, friendly atmosphere with a Gospel based approach to all that we do
  • The chance for children to perform to the best of their ability
  • Learning Communities based around a personalised learning environment
  • A caring and happy school, where everyone is treated with respect

St Mary MacKillop Catholic Primary School is the only school in the Parish of Meredith and the only Catholic School between Geelong and Ballarat.  All who live in the Parish or Meredith boundaries are welcome to attend.

As a Catholic school, our focus is on the faith development of our children and ensuring religion and the Gospel values are integrated into the curriculum and teaching of all learning areas. At St Mary MacKillop we implement a Faith Life Inquiry Approach which brings together the learning we do of our religion and faith with the learning we do of the world. We believe that children learn best when education in faith and life are connected to all learning.

At St Mary MacKillop, we value our rich religious traditions and culture and therefore we provide opportunities for our children and their families to celebrate our Catholic heritage, in many different sacramental and non-sacramental ways.

As a community we try to live out our values of Respect, Compassion, Inclusivity and Courage.  We reflect on the life of St Mary MacKillop and try to emulate her life in our dealings with each other.

We recognise that parents are the child’s first teacher and it is our aim to work in partnership with parents in the continuing education of the children.  Together we can make a huge difference if we are on the same page.  There are many opportunities for us to work in these partnerships and strengthen the bonds of communication through the various learning experiences that happen here at school.

As a school community, we look forward to joining with our current and future families in the educational journey of our children. We value community input and look forward to an open and honest dialogue.

Anthony Drill

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