MacKillop College, Mornington

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MacKillop Catholic College
MacKillop College, Mornington Crest.jpg
Mornington, Tasmania
Australia Australia
Coordinates 42°51′28″S 147°24′01″E / 42.8579°S 147.4003°E / -42.8579; 147.4003Coordinates: 42°51′28″S 147°24′01″E / 42.8579°S 147.4003°E / -42.8579; 147.4003
Type Secondary College (7 - 10)
Motto In Faith and Hope and Love
Denomination Roman Catholic
Established 1994
Principal Eamonn Pollard
Enrolment 560
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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]


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.[4] 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.[5] Over the first 10 years of the school's operation a staged building program was implemented, with the eighth stage completed in 2004.[5]


The school is named in honour of the Australian educationalist Mary MacKillop, and the works of MacKillop are the theme of the school houses: Kirby, Lochaber, Penola and Tenison.[6]


  1. ^ Tasmania Online > MacKillop College, accessed 2 March 2008
  2. ^ Christian Brothers - Schools, accessed 2 March 2008
  3. ^ SATIS - Sports Association of Tasmanian Independent Schools Archived 29 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine., accessed 2 March 2008
  4. ^ MacKillop College Archived 19 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine., accessed 2 March 2008
  5. ^ a b College History, accessed 1 March 2008
  6. ^ Mary MacKillop, accessed 1 March 2008

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