From the Principal

St Mary of the Cross MacKillop

Pope Francis once called for all people of goodwill to “live fully, to choose to leave

a mark.” This is something that Mary MacKillop indelibly did, transforming the lives of the poor and those most in need, when she, and the Sisters of Saint Joseph, opened the schools that went on to create the foundation of education in this country today. Let us all leave our mark, by following her example in creating a better world through the gift of education.



Mary MacKillop Prayer

Ever generous God,

You inspired Saint Mary MacKillop

To live her life faithful to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and constant in

bringing hope and encouragement

to those who were disheartened, lonely or needy.

With confidence in your generous providence and through the

intercession of Saint Mary MacKillop

We ask that our faith and hope be fired afresh by the Holy Spirit so

that we too, like Mary MacKillop, may live with courage, trust and


Ever generous God hear our prayer.

We ask this through Jesus Christ. Amen.

 Mary MacKillop, Mary MacKillop Chapel, North Sydney

Elementum – Arts Showcase

Through the College’s Cocurricular Arts program, the outstanding program, Elementum was presented to the community. With the ‘Elements’ of earth, water and sky, the students presented the musical, choral, dance, drama and circus elements for all of us to share.

The performances were breath-taking and awe inspiring, as over 200 performers were energised through the spirit of our community. Thank you to Ms Jane Massingham and her hard-working team in leading the audience on an inspired journey of ambition and discovery.



College Captains

Congratulations to the 2024 College Captains who were announced at this morning’s assembly.

College Captain – Tiah Kalaja

Mission Captain – Jessica Persich

Arts Captain – Laura Mears

Sports Captain – Bridie Ellice

We would like to also take this opportunity to commend all those students who courageously nominated themselves for one of the positions.


Brendan Cahill


What’s coming up?

27 August – Community ride

Local State MP, Michael Berkman is holding a community bike ride to show local support for safe and separated bike lanes on Lambert Rd. Join them at 8:30 AM, Sunday 27 August for a relaxed ride from Ambrose Treacy College in Indooroopilly to Robertson Park in Taringa. On the way, you’ll cycle through some pop-up temporary bike lanes they’ve created on Lambert Rd, to show you what bike lanes could look like. At the park, hear from a few speakers and have a coffee on Michael from coffee cart Hetty & Herms.

People of all ages and confidence levels riding bicycles, scooters, and other micromobility options are welcome. There will be marshals on the day to help guide riders. Feel free to join for just the ride, or just the coffee catchup afterwards. can find out more and RSVP at