Vision, Mission and Values
We recognise our role in supporting parents as the first educators of their children. Our Vision is to be a strong and connected Catholic community where every student is enlivened by Christ to reach their personal best & live in truth, love and dignity.
At MMCCPS we respect and value every individual in our daily teaching. We are committed to the example of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop and her call to action – “never see a need without doing something about it”. Our Mission is to provide outstanding learning experiences which inspire every student to think, to learn and to care for others.
OUR CORE VALUES
As a learning community centred on the example of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, the following Core Values underpin our approach;
Truth, Love and Dignity
The School Logo
The school logo was designed and introduced in 1992. This followed the naming of the school – Mary MacKillop Catholic Community Primary School – in the previous year. A small committee worked to produce a logo which would reflect the school’s vision through the use of symbols. Simplicity was a key factor in this design. The school staff, in 1992, chose the logo which is now very familiar to us all. The symbols are explained as follows:
- the Southern Cross reminds us of our school’s Australian patron, Saint Mary MacKillop
- the human figures are linked forming an inclusive community in Christ; a people gathered in prayer and service
- the cross signifies the risen Christ and also St Mary of the Cross MacKillop – her title in religious life
- the words “truth”, “love” and “dignity” are taken from the school’s Vision Statement and are the values we aspire to live in our lives.
Goals and Aims
- Provide a Catholic education where the values of the Gospels are lived.
- Nurture an attitude of understanding and respect towards the various cultures, which form our community.
- Create a stable and caring atmosphere in which each individual is accepted and valued.
- Foster compassion and acceptance by encouraging the involvement and care of the poor; for example, Mission Days, Harmony Day …
- Provide enriched opportunities for each child to develop to their potential – spiritually, academically, physically, socially and emotionally.
- Foster harmony and interaction within our local Catholic community and the wider community.
- Support parents in their role as the first educators of their children.
Mary MacKillop Catholic Community Primary School aims to guide and support students in acquiring knowledge of:
- basic principles and practices of the Catholic faith
- their own uniqueness and the special gifts they possess
- social skills necessary for effective functioning in society
- the relevant knowledge and skills within the nine learning areas; Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Society and Environment, The Arts, Health and Physical Education, Science, Technology and Enterprise and LOTE.
Mary MacKillop Catholic Community Primary School aims to assist students develop the ability to:
- pray and celebrate Catholic traditions in a variety of ways
- make informed, responsible and moral decisions, through questioning, recognition and the search for possible solutions
- take responsibility for actions
- interact positively with others through effective communication
- use different media as a means to creative self-expression
- perform various gross and fine motor skills
- carry out mathematical computations
- find facts and information
- maintain a high standard of health and personal hygiene
- recall and apply what has been learned
- display good leadership qualities
- plan and organise thoughts, actions and materials
- apply computer and technological skills.
Mary MacKillop Catholic Community Primary School aims to assist students develop belief in the value of:
- belonging to and worshipping within a Catholic Community
- living the Gospel message
- personal and shared prayer
- the traditions and teachings of the Catholic faith
- their uniqueness and giftedness
- a sense of responsibility towards others
- being responsible for one’s own behaviour and actions
- showing compassion in their everyday living
- their family’s cultural heritage and that of others
- viewing constructive criticism in a positive light
- caring for and respecting their body
- accepting the authority of those who care for them
- doing their best in all things
- becoming competent in developing knowledge and skills
- caring for the environment
- participating rather than competing
- using leisure time effectively
- being open to evolving technology
- learning as part of a life-long process.