Mackellar House

An opal-hearted country,
A wilful, lavish land –
All you who have not loved her,
You will not understand –
Though earth holds many splendours,
Wherever I may die,
I know to what brown country
My homing thoughts will fly.
Dorothea Mackellar

Dorothea Mackellar, a poet and third generation Australian, allowed her love of country, above all, to inspire her most famous works.  Her legacy of community and inspiration echoes today as the driving force of Mackellar House here at A.B. Paterson College. Led by students who consistently demonstrate responsibility, compassion, and leadership, the spirit encapsulated by the students of Mackellar House is second to none.

With an above average academic standard sought after by many of its constituents, Mackellar House is also able to boast one of the widest varieties of talents and skill sets.  Alumni of Mackellar House have gone on to study medicine, law, music, literature, dance, physics, athletics and business with multiple success stories in each field.  Other students have won prestigious visual art awards, as well as other awards such as those seen in public speaking and debating, both in and outside of the College community.

A community of learning and laughter, Mackellar House is proud of its past success stories, and heartily anticipates the number which are undoubtedly yet to come.

Justin Andrews - Head of House