Catholic Education South Australia


Principal's Welcome

Thank you for your interest in Mary MacKillop Memorial School, Penola.  I am honoured to be a part of this learning community and look forward to sharing it with you.

At Mary MacKillop Memorial School we are incredibly proud of the environment we enjoy, the high standards we set and the exciting opportunities we provide for our young learners.

Our vision for learning at MMMS is for it to be a place of welcome with inspiring spaces where students have agency of their learning. The image of the child is one which is competent and capable, an active participant in the learning process. We see each child as relational and social citizens who have the right and freedom to imagine, create and discover.

We understand the importance of choosing the right school. It is a decision that impacts not just on your child but on the whole family. At Mary MacKillop Memorial School we work closely with you in partnership to enhance your child’s growth and provide the best possible pathway for their personal success.

Situated on a quiet street, nestled in the precinct of the Mary MacKillop Interpretative Centre and St Joseph Catholic Church, Mary MacKillop Memorial School is a special environment. We enjoy contemporary learning facilities in picturesque surroundings with room to run, play, explore and have fun. In all that we do we strive to be the best that we can be as a community. We recognise and value each child as an individual and support, guide and nurture them. We work collaboratively with families and the wider community. Our strong pastoral care programs, behaviour management policies and close involvement with families ensures that each child develops with pride and integrity.

The diverse range of learning activities offered by our professional teaching and support staff acknowledges the different learning styles and experiences of the children in their care. Our ability to adapt and tailor our program ensures that each student is able to confidently explore their interests, fully supported and encouraged at every turn. Our educators are innovative and enthusiastic - keen to facilitate positive outcomes for your child.

We understand the sacrifices that parents make towards their children's education, our fees are structured to allow access for all, offering several payment options to include family and school discounts.

To find out more about the unique learning opportunities we offer at our great school, I invite you to come and visit Mary MacKillop Memorial School in person. You and your family will be welcomed and will see in action our passion for learning, our theology of hospitality and our sense of community.

I would welcome the opportunity of discussing the benefits our school has to offer with you and your family.

We look forward to working in partnership with you in an environment where being the best that you can be is encouraged and celebrated.


Kind regards,

Mrs Nicole Coote


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