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Why Choose Clairvaux MacKillop College in Upper Mount Gravatt

Clairvaux MacKillop College is a Catholic co-educational school located in Upper Mount Gravatt, in Brisbane. Catering for Years 7-12, the College has a dedicated Formation Centre for Year 7 and 8 students. The Formation Curriculum enables students to take ‘taster’ classes in subjects they may not have previously experienced.

The College has a new two-storey resource centre and library complete with classrooms, collaborative learning areas and latest technology. The Mary MacKillop learning centre has a dedicated auditorium and can hold large school assemblies and drama performances.

The Edmund Rice Learning Centre provides one-to-one teaching options for students with high-level physical and intellectual impairment and learning disabilities. Aides are available to accompany students in mainstream classes.

What are the sporting/extra-curricular options at Clairvaux MacKillop College?

Clairvaux MacKillop is part of the South East Catholic Association (SECA) sports program. 2015 saw the school win the SECA swimming carnival, snatching the title from Carmel College, which has won the past 20 years. Other sporting options include rugby league, AFL, and netball, to name a few.

The College’s running club, CMC Striders, sees about 15 staff and around 200 students go running before school every Tuesday and Friday.

Year 12 students undertake extensive training to form teams for the Kokoda Challenge – a 48km trek through the Gold Coast hinterland.

Clairvaux MacKillop has numerous musical options with one-to-one tuition for instruments, and the opportunity to join concert bands, soul bands, jazz bands, strings ensembles and a range of other groups. Students get involved in state-wide music festivals, eisteddfods and competitions, and also take part in the junior and senior musicals.

The College also has dance troupes.

Students with creative and artistic interests are able to display their work at the College’s arts festival.

What are the public transport options to Clairvaux MacKillop College?

Clairvaux MacKillop College is well serviced by public buses. Buses 120, 125, 183, 830 and 850 stop outside the College.
Park Ridge Bus Transit transfers students directly to the College on Bus 36 from Jimboomba, Bus 46 from Greenbank and Bus 64 from Algester/Parkinson.

What are the school fees per term?

School fees, on a per term basis, are within the range of $1000-$5000.

What are the boarding options at Clairvaux MacKillop College?

There are no boarding options for Clairvaux MacKillop College.

Does Clairvaux MacKillop College offer scholarships and how do we apply?

Clairvaux MacKillop College does not offer academic scholarships.

Students wanting to learn an unusual instrument can seek a scholarship in which their tuition will be paid for a year.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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  1. Hi. My chils is in year 5 at the moment. If I want to enrol her to Clairvaux, when is the best? Shall I wait until she’s in year six or enrol her this year?


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