Student Leadership

At MacKillop, all students are given the opportunity to lead.

The challenge of leadership is an important part of our students’ learning experience. It is held in very high esteem in our community and is recognised on many occasions throughout the school year.

At MacKillop, we encourage leadership through vision, collaborative planning and action.

Our student leadership structure at MacKillop is detailed below:

Senior Student Leadership Team

Our Student Leadership Team is made up of Year 10 students who fulfill the following positions: 2 College Captains, 2 Deputy Captains and 8 House Captains.

The Student Leadership Team meets to discuss student issues, plan events and decide upon organisational matters. The Student Leadership Team is responsible for school tours, leading whole school assemblies, initiating student-led projects, contributing to School Improvement forums and projects, co-ordinating our Feast Day celebrations and JJAMM Week as well as mentoring SRC members through the Vertical Leadership Program.

Senior Student Leadership Team

Our 2021 Student Leadership:

Ella Ehrat-Vidakovic (College Captain) and Joshua Hunt (College Captain)

Lily Mereszka (College Deputy) and Thomas Bryan (College Deputy)

Fitzroy: Harry Gregson and Michaela Priest

Penola: Charli Cobbing and Zhye Ackroyd

Rice: Alice Wright and Andrew Kirk

Sion: Grace Leslie and Tobias Lawrence

Tension: Cole Pinnington and Charlie Treasure

Waterford: Zoe Rogers and Lucy Veldhuis

Student Representative Council (SRC)

In Year 7-9, students may nominate to have the opportunity to be elected to the Student Representative Council (SRC). There are two SRC members elected from each Tutor Group.

SRC members meet regularly to voice opinions and lead student projects. At several times throughout the year the senior Student Leadership Team joins the SRCs to mentor, support and work collaboratively on school-wide events. This is known as the MacKillop College Vertical Leadership Program.

Our 2021 Student Representative Council:



Nena Timsar, Katie Simpson, Jorja Continenza, Toby Jones, Alani Houston, Tayla Sheen, Hunter Howe, Sophie Cashion, Maia Dobber, Eleanor White, Cane Johnson, Layla’Jane Kean.


Sophie Bonnitcha, Spencer Etherington, Zara Appleby, Hayley Geeves, Jessica Appleby, Lily Watchorn-Patten, Montana Rossi, Sophie Mead, Katelyn Johnson, Rylan Aziz.

Peer Support Leaders

Our team of successful Peer Support Leaders in Year 10 undergo training to equip them with the confidence and skills to be mentors for our new Year 7 members being inducted into the College. They welcome and assist the students on Orientation Day and then run a series of workshops throughout Term 1 and 2 aimed to welcome the beginning students and support them in their transition to Secondary School.

Our 2021 Peer Support Leaders:

TENSION: Nicholas Green, Cole Pinnington, Anneke Richardson, Tyler Ahern, Holly Thomas, Alexander Jones, Charlie Treasure, Georgia Malone, Keegan Flood.

WATERFORD: Joshua Hunt, Lucinda Veldhuis, Zoe Rogers, Artan Read, Jax Broderick, Amelia Knox, Hollie Hill, Joshua Mazengarb, Maisie Gordon, Hayden Whitehouse.

PENOLA: Zyhe Ackroyd, Charli Cobbing, Lily Mereszka, Elise Rogers, Samuel Rogers, Abbie Walker, Amber Sargent, Andrew Tate, Hallee Sheen, Samuel Free.

RICE: Andrew Kirk, Alice Wright, Stella McKenzie, Mikayla Allen, Emily Oddie, Lachlan Gillies, Tyler Woolley, Cameron Dunne.

SION: Grace Leslie, Tobias Lawrence, Thomas Bryan, Angus Gadd, Cheyanne Boyles-Hovington, Fergus Jacobs, Jasmine Muir, Jasper Cobbing, Thomas Hyland, Tullie Bidgood.

FITZROY: Ella Ehrat-Vidakovic, Harry Gregson, Michaela Priest, Joseph Pigden, Maeve Jacobs, Isaac Rushton, Ruby Fleming, Avril Reeve, Dakota Bain.