Principal's Welcome

​Clairvaux MacKillop College is a great place to learn and grow. Generous hospitality and welcome are hallmarks of our thriving learning community. Ours is a friendly place built on a deep respect for each person – their innate goodness, their learning potential, their unique capacity to be good for the world.

We have high expectations of the students of Clairvaux MacKillop College. We value their diversity – their stories, their hopes and dreams, their interests and aspirations. We seek to open their minds and hearts to new horizons, new perspectives, new possibilities, embraced with determination and focus, imagination and purpose.

There is a lot on offer at Clairvaux MacKillop College. The Australian Curriculum is the foundation for our extensive range of subjects. We have a multiplicity of course options available both within and beyond the classroom. We love our students and seek to really know them as learners. We actively explore, collate and analyse evidence of their learning and adjust our teaching to enable each of our students to thrive. Learning extension, consolidation and enrichment opportunities are at the heart of our commitment to learning and teaching differentiation, which is responsive to the needs of our individual learners.

The graduates of Clairvaux MacKillop College are principled people; people who know their worth; people who have learned, and who love to keep on learning; people of hope and compassion, knowledgeable and skilled, eager to step out to university, further training and work; people already using their ingenuity to innovate, create, problem solve and reinvent; confident people bringing hope to the world.    

The educational mission of Clairvaux MacKillop College is borne of rich traditions. We are a Catholic school founded by the Sisters of St Joseph and the Christian Brothers. We take our inspiration and example from Jesus – source of life and light for all – and from St Mary of the Cross MacKillop and the Blessed Edmund Rice – who welcome everyone, and who show us how to turn our dreams for justice into practical reality.

Welcome to the Clairvaux MacKillop College community. We hope you enjoy finding out about us. We love sharing our story and look forward to sharing in yours.  

Mrs Christine Clarke