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MacKillop Catholic College, Mount Peter
Motto Inspiring Hearts, Minds, and Spirits MacKillop_logo_col for web.jpg
Address 1 MacKillop Rd (Cnr Mt Peter Rd), MOUNT PETER QLD 4869
Postal Address PO Box 1027, Edmonton QLD 4869
Phone Number (07) 4045 5262
Fax Number -
Email Address office.mountpeter@cns.catholic.edu.au
Web Site http://www.mackillopcatholiccollege.qld.edu.au
Total Enrolments 173 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 office.mountpeter@cns.catholic.edu.au. 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.

Distinctive Curriculum Offerings
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Extra Curricular Activities
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Social Climate
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Parent Involvement
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Parent Satisfaction
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Data Last Updated Thu 07 Apr 2016

Staff Reporting Data
Qualification Highest level of attainment Doctoral / Post-doctoral Masters Bachelor degree Diploma Certificate
% Staff with this qualification 0% 3% 45% 6% 3%

Workforce composition
Headcount FTE (Full-time equivalent)
Teaching Staff14 12.2
Non-Teaching Staff 17 11.89
Indigenous 1 0.47

Total funds expended on teacher professional development$10763

Teaching Staff Involved in Professional Development100%

Major Professional Development Initiatives

Professional learning by College staff in our foundation year (2016) focused on:

  • Catholic School ethos and the spirituality of St Mary MacKillop

  • Curriculum development

  • Student Protection

  • Contemporary pedagogies and innovative learning environments

 

Average staff attendance rate for the school year, based on unplanned absences of sick and emergency leave for periods up to 5 days99%

Percentage of teaching staff retained from the previous school year94.00%

Staff Satisfaction

MYP Corporation conducted a School Results Survey with staff of MacKillop Catholic College in September 2016.

MacKillop Catholic College (Edmonton) recorded an overall satisfaction score of 86% (4.31 out of 5).  Survey responses were received from 90.9% of eligible respondents.

Best practice areas include:

  • General,

  • Catholic Ethos,

  • Resources,

  • Staff Engagement,

  • Leadership,

  • Improvement Processes.

 

Data Last Updated Thu Jun 29 2017

Student Reporting Data
Average student attendance rates
Prep YR 1 YR 2 YR 3 YR 4 YR 5 YR 6 YR 7YR 8 YR 9 YR 10 YR 11 YR 12
93.76% 94.42% 96.67% 91.36% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
How non-attendance is managed by the school

MacKillop Catholic College has a policy of encouraging 100% student attendance – all day, every day. Every student absence requires a valid reason.

Compulsory education is not only required by law but it is also our concern that regular absences can significantly affect student learning.  Attendance every day is a condition of enrolment for all students at a Catholic school in the Diocese of Cairns, regardless of age.

The morning transition from home to school is the most important transition of any school day. The best learning time for students is the start of the school day. That’s when every minute counts the most!!

  • Getting to school on time ensures everyone has a calm and orderly start to their day.

  • Bags, lunch orders and notices dealt with at the right time.

  • Learning is easier because no-one has missed the start of any lesson.

  • Children are happy and secure because there is a known routine which offers them structure.

  • Teachers are pleased that learning experiences will be offered to all students in their class at the same time.

Protocols

  • Unexplained absences are followed up by direct contact from the school to parent/carers during the first learning session of the day, normally within the first hour of school.

  • All absences require a valid reason

  • Real-time and historical school attendance data for every student is made available to parents via the Parent Portal.

  • Where there is pattern of student absences observed, a pastoral approach is made by the school to parents/care-givers to support regular attendance.

 

Year 10 to 12 Apparent Retention Rate1
Post-School Destination Information

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The distance travelled

As a Catholic school, our PURPOSE is inspired by the Gospel of Life.

In the spirit of Jesus Christ, and faithful to the example of St Mary MacKillop, our VISION is a school community in which:

• children and their families are welcomed and loved

• students are inquisitive and happily learning

• learners are supported, guided and encouraged.

 

Our MISSION as a Catholic school is to:

• form confident and creative young people who value the ethic of love

• be a safe and welcoming community in which relationships are characterised by Gospel values

• offer the best quality pedagogy and curriculum for the creation and sharing of knowledge which is characterised by the good, the true and the beautiful.

As a community of hope investing in the future, we embrace Christianity as the way of humanity. Desiring our students to experience they are loved and cherished, we VALUE:

• Catholic culture as foundational and formative

• Community which is family-like and inclusive

• Curriculum that innovates and energises

• Pedagogy which individuates and engages

• Staff who love their students and who love their own learning

• Leadership that is visionary and at the service of the community

• Facilities that are contemporary and agile. 

 

Where are we going ?

As a school in its foundation phase, MacKillop Catholic College is committed to extending our pedagogies and curriculum to serve the needs of all students from Prep through to Year 12. 

Of immediate focus is the extension of Primary offerings through to Year 6. 

Nevertheless, strategic planning is underway for the introduction of Secondary schooling, with Year 7 from  2020.

Student Satisfaction

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Data Last Updated Thu Jun 29 2017

Reading, Writing & Numeracy Results - Year 3, 2016
Reading Average Score for the school 416.901
Average Score for Queensland 427.632
% students at or above the national benchmark 100%
Writing Average Score for the school 408.154
Average Score for Queensland 420.141
% students at or above the national benchmark 100%
Spelling Average Score for the school 412.953
Average Score for Queensland 415.204
% students at or above the national benchmark 100%
Grammar and Punctuation Average Score for the school 431.843
Average Score for Queensland 439.375
% students at or above the national benchmark 94.444%
Numeracy Average Score for the school 383.006
Average Score for Queensland 400.942
% students at or above the national benchmark 90%

Data Last Updated Mon Jun 26 2017

Reading, Writing & Numeracy Results - Year 5, 2016
Reading Average Score for the school 0
Average Score for Queensland 507.478
% students at or above the national benchmark 0%
Writing Average Score for the school 0
Average Score for Queensland 541.31
% students at or above the national benchmark 0%
Spelling Average Score for the school 0
Average Score for Queensland 491.655
% students at or above the national benchmark 0%
Grammar and Punctuation Average Score for the school 0
Average Score for Queensland 512.334
% students at or above the national benchmark 0%
Numeracy Average Score for the school 0
Average Score for Queensland 494.654
% students at or above the national benchmark 0%

Data Last Updated Mon Jun 26 2017

Reading, Writing & Numeracy Results - Year 7, 2016
Reading Average Score for the school 0
Average Score for Queensland 547.752
% students at or above the national benchmark 0%
Writing Average Score for the school 0
Average Score for Queensland 511.064
% students at or above the national benchmark 0%
Spelling Average Score for the school 0
Average Score for Queensland 546.972
% students at or above the national benchmark 0%
Grammar and Punctuation Average Score for the school 0
Average Score for Queensland 545.862
% students at or above the national benchmark 0%
Numeracy Average Score for the school 0
Average Score for Queensland 553.377
% students at or above the national benchmark 0%

Data Last Updated Mon Jun 26 2017

Reading, Writing & Numeracy Results - Year 9, 2016
Reading Average Score for the school 0
Average Score for Queensland 586.335
% students at or above the national benchmark 0%
Writing Average Score for the school 0
Average Score for Queensland 541.31
% students at or above the national benchmark 0%
Spelling Average Score for the school 0
Average Score for Queensland 579.775
% students at or above the national benchmark 0%
Grammar and Punctuation Average Score for the school 0
Average Score for Queensland 573.99
% students at or above the national benchmark 0%
Numeracy Average Score for the school 0
Average Score for Queensland 589.065
% students at or above the national benchmark 0%

Data Last Updated Mon Jun 26 2017

Year 12 Outcomes

Number of students awarded a Senior Statement. TBA

Number of students awarded a Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement. TBA

Number of students awarded a Queensland Certificate of Education at the end of Year 12. TBA

Number of students awarded an International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBD).

Number of students awarded one or more Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications. TBA

Number of students who are completing or completed a School-based Apprenticeship or Traineeship (SAT). TBA

Number of students who received an Overall Position (OP). TBA

Percentage of OP/IBD students who received an OP 1-15 or an IBD. TBA%

Percentage of Year 12 students who are completing or completed a SAT or were awarded one or more of the following: QCE, IBD, VET qualification. TBA%

Percentage of Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre applicants receiving a tertiary offer. TBA%

DATA HASN'T BEEN UPDATED

School Funding By Source
Income 2016

Australian Government recurrent funding$1,035,168

State/Territory Government recurrent funding$117,212

Fees, charges and parent contributions$189,269

Other private sources$301,952

Total gross income (excluding income from government capital grants)$1,643,601


Deductions
Deductions 2016

Income allocated to current capital projects$0

Income allocated to future capital projects and diocesan capital funds$319,995

Income allocated to debt servicing (including principal repayments and interest on loans)$346,110


Subtotal$666,105

Total net recurrent income$977,496


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.