Mary MacKillop Catholic College opened on Tuesday, 21 January 2003. 58 students and their families were part of a small community who worked hard with diligence, planning and above all faith and trust in God to see a Catholic school open in the growing area of Highfields. This was to be the first new Catholic school in the Toowoomba Diocese in 38 Years.
In April 2000 an educational need was identified for Highfields and surrounds. Under the guidance of the Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Education Board and members of the local community, the site and land were identified and purchased with the plan to build a new school. The name Mary MacKillop, who founded the Sisters of St Joseph in Australia, was selected and the building began.
Construction of the school began on the 21 August 2002 with five classrooms, a preschool, a multipurpose room and administration building. From this beginning the school has continued to expand over the last 14 years, leading the way forward in the region with state of the art facilities, modern technology and an array of opportunities for each student as we grow to a Prep to Year 12 College by 2020.
Today the College operates from the foundation of developing a beautiful school that catered to the needs of all students who come, encouraging them and their families to ‘Celebrate God in All Things'.