Since 2016 MacKillop Catholic College has been “Inspiring Hearts, Minds and Spirits”. This year is no different and promises to continue this tradition. Luke Brown will be heading the MacKillop leadership team for 2021, following the departure of Mr Luke Reed. Mr Reed is heading to Mt Maria College in Mitchelton, Brisbane.
Mr Brown brings a lifelong passion for education. Plus, he brings this together with a wealth of experience having worked as a principal at a number of schools across Queensland and New South Wales. His previous post was as Director of School Effectiveness at Catholic Education Services.
Mr Brown explains: “The role drew me in due to the school’s reputation and the diversity of the community. The opportunity to be part of such a dynamic community is something I am excited about. It’s been a blessing to be part of a number of wonderful school communities throughout my career. And, I am sure the MacKillop community will be no exception”.
It is an exciting time for the school as it is currently undergoing tremendous growth. In fact, at least 1,200 students are estimated to enrol in 2025. Along with increased enrolment, there are also major capital works commencing this month. The 14-million-dollar project will add to the already impressive state of the art facilities providing new classrooms and a major Performing Arts facility.
The Future of MacKillop with Mr Brown
Mr Brown is looking forward to working with the expert teaching team to ensure that a quality Catholic education continues to be a hallmark of MacKillop Catholic College. “The entire team have been working hard to ensure that the students have the best quality teachers and the most supportive environment possible. I believe that the provision of a quality learning environment and quality teaching are the building blocks to student growth and achievement. As principal, my focus is to build on the great work already done. Ultimately, I want to engage in a process of continual school improvement.”
“I love my job! I feel privileged every day that I get to work in this environment and with this incredible staff. Additionally, I look forward to working with the entire community to deliver a very bright future for the students of MacKillop Catholic College”.
At MacKillop we pride ourselves on being a caring, welcoming and inclusive community. Here, we nurture our students and encourage them to achieve to the best of their ability. Every day we strive to follow the “MacKillop Way”, which is about Respect, Engagement and Personal Best. Our pedagogy is designed to reflect the needs of 21st century learners, with agile, technology-rich learning spaces.
Limited spaces are available for 2021 and we are now accepting applications for all year levels for 2022 and 2023. If you believe your child would thrive in this environment, come join the MacKillop family!