Innovation at its core is future-focused and collaborative

Mary MacKillop College has a proud history of educational excellence for girls. Forward-thinking teachers and learning experiences that inspire have kept us at the forefront of girls’ education for 70 years. We now require innovative facilities to reflect our tradition of educational excellence and commitment to continuous improvement.

Introducing the Tenison Centre

An innovation hub designed to inspire curiosity, unleash creativity and evoke collaboration. The traditional classroom model has changed, and this landmark redevelopment will meet the growing demands of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education. The College’s largest undertaking since 2003, our new building will provide a contemporary environment that will allow students to create, innovate, investigate and explore.

Future-focused facilities

Works will commence in late 2022, with the building anticipated to open for its first classes in 2024. When complete, the Tenison Centre will sit proudly at the entrance of the College, setting the tone for a MacKillop education. Both staff and students look to the future with great hope and excitement as we invest in an environment where girls can build their own pathways to success and develop the courage to lead.

Contemporary education calls for flexible learning spaces, enhancing opportunities for interdisciplinary learning where reflections and inquiries are shared, and students are inspired to engage in robust, rich and connected learning.

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Read our Prospectus to discover more benefits of a Mary MacKillop College education.

Group collaboration spaces

Cosy, independent learning zones

Dedicated science laboratories

Innovative art and design studios

Integrated technology

Generational impact

Designed as a space to inspire future generations of women in STEAM, notable female scientists and artists will be honoured with their names displayed on the curved staircases within the building – including Old Scholars who discovered their unique gifts, talents and love of learning here in Kensington.

I am excited for the next chapter as we build a bright future for MacKillop girls. The Tenison Learning Centre, purposefully built for Science and Art, will include state of the art facilities that will enhance our curriculum and promote modern education.The new building will further underpin flexible learning spaces that support diverse learning styles through a design that encourages collaboration and will be enjoyed by MacKillop girls for years to come.

Jasmin Eckert

Deputy Principal

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