MacKillop College, Mornington
|MacKillop Catholic College|
|Type||Secondary College (7 - 10)|
|Motto||In Faith and Hope and Love|
|Colour(s)||Red, White and Blue|
MacKillop Catholic College is a co-educational Catholic secondary school for Years 7 to 10 in the Hobart suburb of Mornington. The school is named in honour of the Australian educationalist Mary MacKillop, an Australian nun who has been declared a saint by the Catholic Church. The school also has an association with the Christian Brothers founded by Edmund Rice. MacKillop and Rice are key sources of inspiration for the school community. MacKillop Catholic College is the only Catholic secondary college servicing Hobart's eastern shore.
The college is a member of the Sports Association of Tasmanian Independent Schools.
MacKillop Catholic College was part of a restructuring of Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Hobart during the early 1990s, although moves to establish a Catholic secondary school on the eastern shore of Hobart had begun in the 1960s. During 1993 the Catholic Church purchased the site and buildings of Mornington Primary School, which had ceased operation as a state primary school at the end of 1992. MacKillop was opened on the site on 9 February 1994, with 59 students. By 2009 the enrolment had grown to more than 500 students. Over the first 10 years of the school's operation a staged building program was implemented, with the eighth stage completed in 2004.
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- Christian Brothers - Schools, accessed 2 March 2008
- SATIS - Sports Association of Tasmanian Independent Schools Archived 29 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine., accessed 2 March 2008
- MacKillop College Archived 19 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine., accessed 2 March 2008
- College History, accessed 1 March 2008
- Mary MacKillop, accessed 1 March 2008
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