Welcome to our website!
We are the Learning Community of Mary MacKillop Catholic School Highfields, founded in 2003 to serve the growing Highfields area within the Toowoomba Diocese. The foundation of this community is the message of Jesus Christ – ‘To love one another as I have loved you.’ We honour the uniqueness of each individual who feels called to be a part of our community.
The Catholic school serves the local community and the mission of the Church by providing educational services within a faith tradition. Even though Mary MacKillop is a Catholic School it is open to all who wish to be part of what we offer.
We pride ourselves as a place of learning where the message of Jesus Christ is fundamental to all we do. Children grow in a community of care where academic and emotional intelligence is valued. As part of the Diocese of Toowoomba the school is administered by the Toowoomba Catholic Education Office in conjunction with our Board.
At Mary MacKillop Catholic School nine KLA’s (Key learning Areas) are taught to the students. The syllabus documents, which encompass what curriculum is taught, come to us from the Queensland Studies Authority. As a Catholic School we add Religious Education to the other eight, which are, English, Maths, SOSE (Study of Society & Environment), Health & P.E. Science, LOTE (Language Other Than English), The Arts, Technology. These areas may be taught separately, but are often combined under the heading of a theme, which is known as Integrated Curriculum.
The Arts is very much part of our curriculum, and we offer drama, music and art in school time as well as drama and instrumental music as extras. P. E. classes as well as swimming and specialised sport training are also offered.
A range of additional activities also feature on the Mary MacKillop yearly calendar:
- Celebration for School Feast Day
- Concerts for Brownsholme Retirement Village
- Buddy Program for Years 1 and 7
- Interschool Sport
- Mini Vinnies (Junior St Vincent de Paul) group
- Fund Raising activities for Caritas, Missions and St Vincent de Paul
- Andrew Chinn visit and concert
- Senior and Junior choir
- University of NSW Math, English and Science competitions (Yr 4-7)
- School Camps – Years 6 and 7
- Reader’s Cup
- Instrumental Music (woodwind, strings, percussion, guitar and keyboard)