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MacKillop College Announces New Campus in Wyndham Vale

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In a significant development for educational opportunities in Wyndham Vale, MacKillop College has announced plans to open a third campus by 2027. This expansion comes as a response to the increasing demand for Catholic education in the Parish of Werribee, highlighted by the Melbourne Archdiocese of Catholic Schools (MACS), the governing authority for the school.

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Earlier this year, MACS approached MacKillop College with a proposal to develop a new Kindergarten to Year 12 (K-12) campus as part of the Jubilee Estate on Ballan Road. The decision was endorsed after careful consideration by the college’s leadership team and the School Advisory Council, following a directive from the MACS Board and the Archbishop of Melbourne.

The new campus will address multiple challenges, including staffing and resourcing, crucial for managing the expansion from a school of 1,730 students to a projected enrolment of over 3,000 across three campuses. The college is also deliberating the structural model of the new campus, which could vary from K-9, K-10, to K-12, ensuring it aligns with their long-term educational and organizational goals.

Chris Caldow, Principal of MacKillop College, expressed enthusiasm about the project, stating, “With Wyndham Vale being the fastest-growing residential area in Australia, there is a genuine need to cater to the students entering the area. Combined with our Catholic ethos to bring the Word of God to as many people as possible, this is a challenge we as a College feel called to embrace.”

The college plans to commence kindergarten classes at the new campus in 2027, with primary and Year 7 classes to follow in 2028. Mr. Caldow invites the community to join in this exciting chapter and encourages those with inquiries or concerns to reach out to the college.

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