Our Principal

MacKillop Catholic College is a co-educational Catholic high school, founded in 1994, located in Mornington on Hobart’s Eastern Shore.

Stephen Hill, Principal of MacKillop Catholic College, Tasmania

MacKillop Catholic College is a co-educational Catholic secondary school, founded in 1994, located in Mornington on Hobart’s Eastern Shore.

We serve local and extended communities by providing high-quality Catholic education in the tradition of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop and aligned with the charism of Blessed Edmund Rice.

As expressed in the College’s Vision statement, MacKillop College is a Christ-centred learning community that fosters excellence, compassion and service. As a learning community we are committed to the pursuit and actioning of excellence in all that we do. We engage in outreach activities locally and abroad to help develop students who are caring, ethical and committed to the service of others. It is our belief that MacKillop students will develop into confident, discerning and compassionate young men and women ready to contribute to their family, workplace, communities and our world.


We are focused on quality teaching and personalised learning which is expressed through our learning principles:

  • Learning should be aspirational
  • Learning should be physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual
  • Learning should be demanding
  • Learning should be achievable
  • Learning should be accessible
  • Learning should be contextual
  • Learning should be collaborative
  • Learning should be accountable
  • Learning should be diverse


We acknowledge families as the first and foremost educators of their children and want to work constructively with them to see each individual student flourish.

In 2020, and after an extended period of discernment, wide consultation and collaborative effort, Catholic Education Tasmania (CET) invited, MacKillop Catholic College to embark on an exciting and ambitious new project: to progressively extend our educational offering through the provision of Years 11 and 12 from the commencement of 2023.

The College is already well progressed in its planning for this significant change. We are fortunate to have professional, innovative staff who are committed to providing a high standard of learning and teaching and dedicated pastoral care. Numerous newly renovated College buildings provide us with outstanding, modern facilities and spacious grounds. These facilities will be expanded upon through an extensive building program specifically designed to meet the diverse learning needs of today’s senior secondary students.

This is truly an exciting time to be a part of the MacKillop Catholic College community!

On behalf of the MacKillop Catholic College community I welcome you and encourage you to take time to explore and discover a little more about us.

Mr Stephen Hill – BA(Ed), Grad Dip Ed Admin, Grad Dip RE, MEd(Lead)

Principal