Tennis clinic with MacKillop Alumnus

Children from Years 1-3 participated in four weeks of tennis coaching sessions this term, run by MacKillop 2009 graduate, Joshua Grace. The children were excited to learn skills with Josh each week, and thoroughly enjoyed his sense of humour.

The main focus was on developing the fundamental movement skill of 'striking'. The students also learned different grips, practised forehand and backhand shots and improved their ability to rally with a partner.

The Pillowcase Project

Students in Years 3 and 4 participated last week in a disaster resilience education program known as The Pillowcase Project.

During Hurricane Katrina, students of a local university used pillowcases to carry their cherished and basic possessions while evacuating campus.

Assembly and Awards 5MP

This assembly related to topics we had been looking at in class, including learning how to bounce back from tricky situations with Mrs Power. We all sang well, we danced, we introduced and addressed our assembly and we also ran the computers and the whole assembly by ourselves.

SWPSA Athletics Carnival @Bunbury

The Primary Athletics team went to Bunbury on Thursday 19 October to compete in the SWPSA Athletics Carnival at Hay Park.  Forty-one students represented our College in their year level for a range of track events as well as jumps and throws.  The College competed against five other Catholic and Independent schools in Group 2, with a total of twelve schools from the South-West region attending this year’s carnival.

Introducing Lisa, our new Aboriginal liaison officer

Lisa Weston joins the College community this term to work with all students, particularly our Aboriginal students, in promoting Aboriginal culture and providing a critical link to the community.

Having lived in the South West all her life, Lisa loves anything to do with the beach and summer, including swimming, fishing and BBQs. She also has a real passion for education, with four children of her own, and joins our student support team from a similar role at Busselton Senior High School.

Year 6 Camp @ Woodman Point

Last term the Year 6 students spent their last week of school on camp at Woodman Point in Munster. They were kept entertained with all the fun activities in and around the campsite, including the rock-climbing wall, beach and orienteering. The children enjoyed all the activities provided, but the favourite for most was definitely the Flying Fox.

Assembly & Awards (2CT): gorgeous grammar

Mrs Tilley’s Year 2 class shared the joys of grammar in their assembly at the end of Week 6 – and it was MUCH more exciting than it sounds!

The class began by demonstrating, very colourfully, examples of nouns and adjectives. Each student had drawn a picture of a different animal and came dressed as that animal, with some fantastic costumes thanks to the parents.

Assembly & Awards (4PM): All about advertising

Mr Magee’s Year 4 class shared what they had been learning about in English this term all about Advertising. They looked at a number of techniques used by advertisers when writing advertisements to persuade people to buy their product. Students applied what they had learned to create posters advertising the assembly, which they displayed around the school.