Mary MacKillop College Earns Spot in Top 150 QLD Schools

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Mary MacKillop College, a Catholic girls’ secondary school in Nundah, has recently been recognised in the latest top 150 schools for Queensland.


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According to data from the independent website Better Education, the college secured the 111th position, a notable rise from its previous ranking of 137. This achievement reflects the school’s commitment to academic excellence, as highlighted by their impressive state overall score of 93 percent.

With an enrollment of around 600 students, Mary MacKillop College provides a nurturing environment where each student is known and supported. The college prides itself on fostering a community where the strengths of every young woman are recognised and nurtured. 

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Founded by the Sisters of St Joseph, the college embodies the vision of Mary MacKillop, emphasising a holistic education that nurtures the hearts, minds, and strengths of its students.

Curriculum and Educational Philosophy

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The curriculum at Mary MacKillop College is designed to cater to the diverse needs of students from Years 7 to 12. The school offers a broad and innovative curriculum where teachers are dedicated to maximising the potential of each student. 

Students have the opportunity to explore various specialist and elective subjects each term, including Design Technologies, Digital Technologies, Drama, Economics and Business, Media Arts, Music, and Visual Art.

This diverse curriculum ensures that students not only build foundational skills necessary for academic success but also experience a wide range of educational opportunities that help them discover and develop their individual interests and talents.

Understanding the Rankings

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The rankings by Better Education are based on a comprehensive evaluation of academic performance indicators. These include the median Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) study score, the percentage of high VCE scores, distinguished achievers in Higher School Certificate exams, median ATAR scores, and other significant metrics such as the performance in Queensland Certificate of Education. This thorough assessment ensures that the rankings reflect the true academic capabilities and achievements of the schools.

The improvement from 137th to 111th place highlights the effective strategies and hard work of both the students and the staff. It underscores the school’s commitment to academic excellence and its role in shaping the future of its students.


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A Bright Future Ahead

As the school continues to strive for excellence, its achievements in the 2023 rankings serve as a motivation for further progress. The college remains dedicated to its mission of providing a comprehensive and enriching education that prepares young women for future success. With a strong foundation and a clear vision, Mary MacKillop College is poised to continue its upward trajectory in the years to come.

Published 10-June-2024