New Bus for the College

Monday, 21 June 2021

Joining the Bus Reveal, Fr Brian Noonan, Emma Ehrlich & Shayne Cleary from the College PPF, Dr Pat Coughlan & Julie Payne from Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office and the MMCC Executive Leadership Team.

Mary MacKillop Catholic College surprised their community on Monday morning with a new and shiny set of wheels!

The 35-seater bus will provide the opportunity for transport to be offered to students across the College for class excursions, camps, sport and extra curricular activities. 

To celebrate this big milestone for the growing College, clues were given on social media platforms for the week preceding the big reveal. A group of students were selected to be part of the surprise and were sent on a mission with College Principal, Mr Chris Gabbett, to board the bus in preparation for its maiden voyage into the College grounds!

Students and staff from Prep to Year 12 lined the footpath as the College drumline drummed the bus full of students in for the big surprise.

College Principal, Mr Chris Gabbett says “This is a big deal for us as a College.  We do serve our Highfields community but we have much broader horizons towards Toowoomba, the wider Downs and the South East corner.  Toowoomba has a really rich schooling tradition and we see ourselves as a part of that.  As we grow we will have the resources of many of the longer-established schools.  That starts with things like this bus – it is the next step in our growth".

Joining in the celebrations, were Dr Pat Coughlan, Director of Toowoomba Catholic Schools and CFO Julie Payne, along with Parish Priest, Fr Brian Noonan who blessed the bus.