Celebrating the Class of 2022

Tuesday, 22 Nov 2022

For the third year running, Mary MacKillop Catholic College has celebrated its cohort of Year 12 graduates with a week of festivities. The week kicked off with a Graduation Breakfast, catered by our hospitality students and College chef, an opportunity for graduates and their teachers to come together and celebrate the end of their schooling journey. 

Graduates were also treated to a retreat day, Awards Night, Formal Dinner, Valedictory Lunch and the beautiful Mass and Clap Out Guard of Honour that has become a tradition our whole College can get involved in. At the Mass, celebrated by Fr Brian Noonan, he called for all graduates to “reflect on the history, celebrate in the present and look with confidence to the future” as they prepare for life after school.  

There was a special acknowledgement for Katelyn Haddow, Ashlyn Martin, Dylan Schmaling and Cassie Lawson who have been at the College since the first day of Prep in 2010, when the senior school grounds were merely a paddock of cows. They committed to staying on for high school, even though, when they were entering Year 7, there were only two year levels ahead of them, and now as they graduate, they leave behind a thriving P-12 College. As the College grows there will be many more who have completed the entirety of their schooling at Mary MacKillop. “This is a real milestone and we are incredibly proud of the young people they have become” said Mr Chris Gabbett, College Principal.  

All graduates have very exciting destinations to move on to, ranging from Apprenticeships, university courses in Brisbane and Toowoomba and work pathways. We look forward to announcing these in January along with the final results of this very impressive cohort.