Principal’s Welcome

Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College provides quality Catholic education to the Catholic parishes of Cowes, Leongatha/Korumburra, Wonthaggi, Koo Wee Rup and Foster.

At Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College students are at the heart of all we do. Our approach is inspired by our Catholic faith and informed by the Josephite tradition. It is a faith espousing love, hope, justice and forgiveness. Our motto Sapientia Domini Docet Nos – The Wisdom of the Lord Teaches Us – is a constant reminder to remember the past, honour the present and inspire the future of all those students, staff and families entrusted into our care.

An education gained at Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College is an education for the here and now as well as an education for the future. It is not just about academic subjects but about each student leading a fulfilling, positive life.

The College has innovative programs across all levels of the school that are developed and reviewed to engage students, build self-esteem and provide learning experiences that are fun and inspiring as well as relevant and rigorous.

We believe that a sense of belonging builds confidence and connection in young people. They are sustained and strengthened by positive interaction as they mature into intelligent and responsible adults who can make wise choices as well as valuable contributions to society.

I invite you to visit our school and experience all it has to offer. You will see why Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College students who are growing to be people who live out St Mary of the Cross, MacKillop’s exhortation “Never See a Need Without Doing Something About It”.

John M Freeman