Northern Beaches Secondary College Mackellar Girls Campus is proud of its position as the exemplar school for girls’ education on the northern beaches of Sydney. This reflects the quality of the curricular and co-curricular activities offered, the strong values and traditions and the wonderful achievements of the students and staff. Our high expectations are evident in all facets of the school.
The Director General’s Award for Excellence in Girls’ Education is well deserved recognition of the outstanding quality of the school programs, expertise and professionalism of the staff and the academic aptitude, leadership and maturity of the girls.
Northern Beaches Secondary College Mackellar Girls Campus has the distinction of a second Director General's Award for Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education. Our lighthouse program comprises an academic enrichment and extension program and programs for talented students in the areas of dance, music, visual arts and sport.
Northern Beaches Secondary College Mackellar Girls Campus has welcomed International Fee-paying students from Asia, Europe and South America, and particularly China, Japan, Korea for over 12 years.
CRICOS Provider Name: NSW Department of Education and Training (Schools)
CRICOS Provider Code: 00588M
International Fee-paying students have been very successful in their study at Mackellar, gaining outstanding results in their Higher School Certificates and UAIs (University Admission Indexes)
Enrichment opportunities exist in many areas including debating, public speaking, concert, string and rock bands, choir, and dance. Mackellar's outstanding performances in the Australian Rock Eisteddfod have received national recognition. Northern Beaches Secondary College Mackellar Girls Campus offers girls the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sports at all levels including recreational, competitive, national and international levels.
Northern Beaches Secondary College Mackellar Girls Campus offers girls the opportunity to learn in a motivational, empowering, all-girls environment where they can enjoy the security and inspiration to work, perform, lead and excel. In the HSC, Mackellar girls consistently outperform students across the State and achieve results at the highest levels across all subjects.
The modern facilities at Northern Beaches Secondary College Mackellar Girls Campus provides an enriched learning environment for our students.
Our technology is state of the art, with wireless connections throughout the school, video conferencing facilities and interactive whiteboards and computer hubs and rooms, also throughout the school, including in our extensively resourced library.
Northern Beaches Secondary College Mackellar Girls Campus is well equipped with six science laboratories, a woodwork centre and two kitchens, one of them a brand new fully commercial kitchen for the delivery of TAFE Hospitality Courses.
Our multi-purpose centre is utilised as a hall, gymnasium, dance centre and meeting space. A new Performance Space Centre is in high demand for drama, music and dance , as is our purpose-built Dance Centre.
The sports program at Northern Beaches Secondary College Mackellar Girls Campus is well catered for with outdoor netball courts, an indoor multi-courts area, a playing field and a gymnasium with weights room.