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MacKillop Catholic College, Mount Peter
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Address 1 MacKillop Rd (Cnr Mount Peter Rd), MOUNT PETER QLD 4869
Postal Address PO Box 1027, Edmonton QLD 4869
Phone Number (07) 4045 5262
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Total Enrolments 86 Luke Reed
Year Levels Offered P-12
Student Population Co-Educational
Principal Luke Reed
Parish PriestFr John McGrath PP
Parish Number (07) 4055 4315

About our School

MacKillop Catholic College, the new Prep to Year 12 Catholic College at Mount Peter near Edmonton in the Cairns southern growth corridor, opened at the start of the 2016 school year.

The $5.57M first stage of construction readied the College to open with 86 students in Prep to Year 3.

Applications for enrolment continue to be taken for 2016 and future years.

The College will grow to full Prep to Year 12 status in subsequent years to meet the needs of the growing community.

It will be a multi-stream school and when complete, is expected to have enrolments of more than 1,500 students (similar in size to St Andrew’s Catholic College, Redlynch).

The new college has strong public support, indicative of the community’s faith in the value of Catholic schools in Far North Queensland.

MacKillop Catholic College is adjacent to residential land development by the Satterley Property Group, on the corner of Mount Peter Rd and Deppeler Rd. The college will service and complement the anticipated high growth of the area and the large number of young families the residential development is expected to attract.

An Application for Enrolment form can be downloaded from this page, along with the accompanying booklet to assist with completing the application form. It can be completed online, saved to your computer and emailed to Should you prefer that a printed version of the application form and booklet be sent to you, please request this using the same email address or by phoning 4045 5262.

Enrolment interviews are conducted by Foundation Principal, Luke Reed.

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Schools And Colleges

There are 29 Catholic schools and colleges in the Diocese of Cairns. With the exception of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School at Thursday Island and St Joseph’s Parish School, Weipa, all schools and colleges are within two hours driving time from Cairns.

The Cairns Diocese has two Prep to Year 12 colleges (St Andrew's Catholic College at Redlynch and MacKillop Catholic College, Mount Peter), 20 primary schools and 7 secondary colleges. Of those, St Augustine's College, Cairns is an All Boys college and St Monica's College, Cairns is an All Girls college. In addition to day schooling, St Augustine's offers boarding for students of St Augustine's and St Monica's. Mount St Bernard College, Herberton (MSB) is a day and boarding secondary college for boys and girls.

In 2016, Catholic Education opened two new schools to meet growing demand. MacKillop Catholic College is located in the Cairns southern growth corridor at Mount Peter and offers Prep to Year 3 in 2016. It will grow to full Prep to Year 12 status, with the possible early commencement of secondary in 2018. St Joseph’s Parish School opened in Weipa, offering Prep to Year 6.

In a strong initiative towards social justice engagement, Catholic Education opened a Flexi School for disengaged young people in Cairns and Cooktown in 2015. Holy Spirit College caters for students aged between 11 and 17 who have disengaged from education or for whom enrolling in a mainstream secondary school is not the best alternative. Holy Spirit College has capacity to enrol up to 52 students in Cairns and up to 38 in Cooktown, of whom up to 32 can be weekly boarders drawn from the wider community including HopeVale and WujalWujal.