Our Project Principles - Mary MacKillop Today

Our Project Principles

Timorese Teacher standing at front of class with posterThe core project principles of Mary MacKillop Today are grounded in Catholic Social Teaching and the work of Mary MacKillop.

Our approach:

WOMEN AT THE HEART: Inspired by a woman and led by the Sisters of Saint Joseph,
women are central to our story and the communities we serve. We promote the voice and participation of women and girls.

REACHING THE MARGINS: We choose, like Saint Mary MacKillop and Julian Tenison Woods, to reach those who are most excluded, working with communities that others may overlook.

DIGNITY THROUGH SELF DETERMINATION: We recognise the inherent dignity of all people. We are committed to the principles of grassroots decision making, locally led participation and working for the common good.

PARTNERSHIP: We are committed to deep, genuine and accountable partnerships that promote sustainable and impactful change.

PIONEERING SPIRIT: Like Saint Mary MacKillop, we champion courage, innovation and mutual learning to respond to the injustice we encounter.