ACC Athletics Carnival

On 18 September, a select group of students from Years 7-12 headed up to Perth to represent the College at the D Division ACC Athletics Carnival. Spectacular weather provided perfect conditions for explosive performances and personal bests on the ‘tartan’.

It was a fantastic trip and the students from St Mary MacKillop should be extremely proud of their efforts.

Slam Series Basketball Carnival 2020: Champions all round

On Friday 4 September, our selected Year 6 girls and boys basketball teams competed in the Slam Series Basketball Carnival, held at the Geographe Leisure Centre in Busselton.

This is the second year the Slam Series has been held in Busselton, and this year saw many more schools competing than previous years.

Year 10 Football Carnival

On Wednesday 5 August, 50 students travelled down to Hay Park, Bunbury last week for the Year 10 Eagles Schoolboys Cup and the Year 10 Girls Fremantle Dockers Cup competing for superiority amongst a number of schools in the South West Division.

Kindy classes explore sounds of the digeridoo

Mrs Bayliss and Miss White’s Kindy classes enjoyed a visit from Mr Chris Narkle this week, who brought along his didgeridoo to demonstrate the various sounds that can be made from this traditional Aboriginal instrument.

Students in Kindy have been learning about Aboriginal Culture this term.

Music therapy for dementia patients in Busselton

Students and staff at the College have teamed up with the local Rotary Club on a project aimed at using music therapy to improve the lives of Busselton's dementia patients.

Studies have shown that favourite tunes can stimulate memory, calm the mind and spark conversation.

Year 8 students making music in Science

The Year 8 Core Physics classes have been very creative in exploring the physics of sound and sound waves recently.

Students investigated how sound was produced by the four main types of instruments (aerophones, chordophones, idiophones and membranophones). They then chose an instrument and researched its origins, materials and design, as well as how the sound is produced.

T-shirt artwork a winner for National Tree Day

Year 10 MacKillop student Eleanor Brown recently had her artwork selected as one of three winning t-shirt designs to celebrate National Tree Day this year.

Students across Australia were invited to create a simple black and white artwork that reflected what trees mean to them.

2020 Sun Smart Schools Tennis Classic

The 2020 SunSmart Schools Tennis classic was held on Friday 6 March at the Bunbury Tennis Club. The event this year had a record number of schools and teams competing in the day. The College had four teams competing consisting of a senior boys team from Years 10-12, a junior girls team and two junior boys team from Years 7-9.

Year 8 Solar Car Challenge 2020

Year 8 students - Dean Pasquolotto, Jiazhen Wu, Owen Murphy and Ryan Deacon - competed in the Solar Car Challenge in Bunbury on Tuesday 17 March. Over a dozen teams from schools in the South West attended.

The MacKillop team was chosen from three Year 8 teams, who each constructed a car to compete for the opportunity in an in-house race-off at lunchtime on Friday 13 March.