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MacKillop Catholic College to extend to years 11 and 12

MACKILLOP Catholic College in Mornington has been named as one of three Catholic secondary schools in southern Tasmania that will extend to years 11 and 12 from 2023.

The announcement was made on 24 June by Archbishop Julian Porteous with Minister for Education and Training Jeremy Rockliff and executive director of Catholic Education in Tasmania Dr Gerard Gaskin at Parliament House.

MacKillop has enrolled students from years seven to 10 since its first intake in 1994, with the extension marking a significant milestone for the college.

“This is a historic moment – MacKillop will be providing years 11 and 12 for the first time, and it will also be the first time that families living on the Eastern Shore have had the option of a year 7-12 Catholic education for their children in the one college,” MacKillop Catholic College principal Eamonn Pollard said.

“As a young and innovative college, MacKillop has a proud record of embracing growth and change, and this latest development offers a wonderful opportunity for us to teach and nurture our students for their entire secondary education.”

The Greater Hobart Catholic College Extension Project is the culmination of three years of research and planning.

It is expected to inject an estimated $53 million into the Tasmanian economy by way of capital works projects planned for Catholic school campuses in the greater Hobart area.

“From the commencement of the 2023 school year, three Catholic colleges – St Aloysius Catholic College, MacKillop Catholic College and St Virgil’s College – will begin to provide Year 11 and 12 Catholic education,” Archbishop Julian Porteous said.

“This development has been a cooperative effort, not only for the three colleges involved, but also has engaged a process of close collaboration with St Mary’s College and Guilford Young College.”

Families looking to enrol their children at MacKillop College for the 2022 school year should apply by 11 September 2020.

The College is currently conducting private, guided tours of the Mornington campus.

To book, phone the enrolments registrar on 6245 0099.

Caption: From left, MacKillop Catholic College school captains Brooke Williams and Jode Brewster Jones, with principal Eamonn Pollard.