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What we Offer

We are proud to offer a safe and supportive school environment that recognises the learning needs of all our students.

MacKillop Education provides a safe and supportive school environment that caters for children and young people who are disengaged, or at risk of disengaging, from education. In recognition of the impact on learning, of adversity and/or trauma, and the complex and diverse needs of our students, we offer:

Highly trained staff, who provide:

  • Unconditional positive regard for all who are part of our learning community
  • Quality learning and teaching
  • Trauma-informed practice

Intensive support:

  • Two staff for eight students in a class 
  • 1:1 support, as required 
  • School Psychologist and Speech Pathologist on-site

Extensive adjustments to enhance student learning through:

  • Individualised and differentiated learning and teaching
  • Modified curriculum content
  • Tailored learning spaces

Other targeted interventions include Individual Education Plans and the Canine Assisted Learning Program.
 
*MacKillop Education does not charge school fees from Foundation - Year 10. There are some costs associated with enrolment in the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), in the senior years.

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Meet students who have thrived with MacKillop Education

Making good choices with her life

During the time Alysha* attended MacKillop Education, she was encouraged to not only engage in her learning, but also develop life skills that would prepare her for the next steps after school.

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Learning through teaching

When Laura met Millie, a therapy dog with Mackillop’s Paw Pals program, everything changed.

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