Mary MacKillop was an educator who trusted in the providence of God. Her vision of the transformational nature of education underpins our belief as a Catholic community that education has the ability to transform lives. The formal Religious Education curriculum aims to provide each student with an understanding and appreciation of the Catholic tradition contextualising their own life experiences within the mystery and traditions of the church. Through meaningful engagement with scripture and celebration it is intended that students will develop a love of Christ, an understanding of church and an awareness of their own baptismal promise to evangelise and be a model of Christ to all they encounter.
Mary MacKillop Catholic College follows the Archdiocesan Religious Education Curriculum and uses the student textbooks, To Know, Worship and Love, as authorised by the Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal Anthony Fisher. We employ a range of strategies, including ICT to enhance critical thinking, reflecting and problem solving across the five content strands:
A Scripture and Jesus
B Church and Community
C God, Religion and Life
D Prayer, Liturgy and Sacraments
E Morality and Justice
Religious Education is compulsory for all students at Mary MacKillop Catholic College. In year 11 and 12 students may choose to complete the Board Approved 1 unit Catholic Studies or complete the Board of Studies courses Studies of Religion 1 Unit or Studies of Religion 2 Unit.
We pride ourselves on delivering a dynamic curriculum that is engaging and equips young women with the skills necessary to be well adjusted members of society and church.
Opportunities to deepen understanding and live out Catholic teachings are also offered through extra curricular activities, including social justice initiatives, faith formation, evangelization, retreats, reflection days and excursions.