MacKillop Catholic Regional College, Werribee

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MacKillop Catholic Regional College, Werribee

Principal:  Mr Christopher Caldow

E No.  E1272

Year Levels:  7 to 12

Phone Number:  8734 5200

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MacKillop College takes its name from Mary MacKillop, the foundress of the Australian Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. MacKillop College opened in 1970 with girls only, but expanded and became coeducational in 1979 when 29 boys in Year 7 were enrolled. On 1 October 1978 the name of the school officially became MacKillop Catholic Regional College.


MacKillop is a Catholic coeducational secondary college named after Mary MacKillop, co-founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart. Inspired by Blessed Mary MacKillop, students at the College are encouraged to participate in a spirit of cooperation and to develop a joy of lifelong learning. The Catholic ethos of the College underpins curriculum and personal interactions. Each student is supported in their individual journey to achieve their potential to develop personal integrity and independence.

Facilities: The College boasts extensive recreational and sporting grounds, sustained by a recycled irrigation system. The infrastructure is contemporary and accommodates the students in state-of-the-art subject-specific classrooms such as:
• An exemplary Science wing
• A 400-seat auditorium and inspiring teaching spaces in the Moreno Performing Arts Complex
• An outstanding Sports Centre, including two indoor basketball courts and a fully-equipped gymnasium
• An excellent Creative Arts wing.

There is an emphasis on digital contemporary learning strategies, which are supported by up-to-date and extensive digital infrastructure. This includes a comprehensive wireless/hard-wire network in all classrooms throughout the College.

Curriculum: MacKillop College offers students a broad, comprehensive and well-balanced curriculum. Comparatively small class sizes are a distinctive feature that facilitates a productive learning environment.

in Years 7–10 a strong core offering establishes good learning and study practices. Electives are offered from all Domains and a strong Language program is a feature. A wide range of Performing Arts subjects, including an outstanding instrumental music program, dance and drama, are provided.

An impressive array of over 40 VCE subjects is offered with alternative pathways through VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) and VET (Vocational Education and Training) certificates.


The College has established a dedicated Year 9 campus at St Mary’s, Werribee South. The program offered has been designed to foster close links with the local community and to raise awareness of local, national and international citizenship and responsibility. Students are supported in becoming active, self-sufficient and engaged learners.

Sport: MacKillop College has a strong history of success in sport at local, state and national levels. Students can participate in athletics, swimming, cross-country, golf, tennis, netball, basketball, football, softball, volleyball and equestrian, just to name a few.

Extra-curricular activities: From Years 7–9 all students are involved in a challenging and well-supported Outdoor Education Program designed to develop an awareness of the environment, a personal sense of responsibility, leadership and community spirit.

Students have the opportunity to partake in musical productions, orchestra, choir, debates, exhibitions and community service.

Student Wellbeing Program: An extensive Pastoral Care Program provides personal development with an emphasis on building quality relationships, leadership, self-esteem, goal-setting and ethical responsibilities within a secure and safe environment.

The College's Individual Needs Program offers a contemporary Gifted and Talented curriculum as well as support to students who experience learning difficulties.

Students are always courteous, respectful and well-mannered and wear the College uniform with pride.

School location

Address:  1 Russell Street
Werribee VIC 3030

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Melbourne

Region:  Western

Parish:  St Andrew's