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Year 12 students enjoy their final day

Year 12 students enjoy their final day

The last day of Term 3 is always an emotional day. For our Year 12 students, the day marks the end of their journey as students of St Mary MacKillop College. They also hand the mantle of leaders in our College community to our Year 11 students.

The morning commenced for the Year 12s with the Graduation Breakfast in the Multi-Purpose Room.

Year 6 Camp @ Woodman Point

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.

The Things Our Kids Will Learn From Us (Whether We Like it or Not)

The Things Our Kids Will Learn From Us (Whether We Like it or Not)

You will likely have heard the saying ‘children are like sponges’ - soaking up all that they see and hear. But according to respected psychologist and author, Karen Young, children are also like mirrors. “Beautiful mirrors in fleshy skin suits with uncensored actions and uncensored words that they learned from watching and listening to us.

BMXWA State Championship in Perth

BMXWA State Championship in Perth

Braiden Abrahamse took part in the BMXWA annual State Championship in Perth on Saturday 8 October 2017, with a total of 523 male and female riders competing in age classes ranging from 8 years to 50+.

Braiden competed in the 12 Boys class, where he was ranked third in WA going into the competition.

Assembly and Awards 3KC: Italy during the Renaissance

Assembly and Awards 3KC: Italy during the Renaissance

What an amazing performance Room 8 gave for their assembly. To highlight and extend their knowledge of Italian, the year 3 students were very excited to perform their assembly in Italian. Working under minimal time every Friday to learn their lines and practice songs, the students were both dedicated and motivated as they sang, spoke and acted through a variety of settings based on their research of the Renaissance period.

Anxiety in Kids: How to Turn it Around and Protect Them For Life

Anxiety in Kids: How to Turn it Around and Protect Them For Life

As parents and educators, giving our kids the life skills to navigate the world is something that we spend a lot of time focusing on. Building courage and resilience are two of those life skills – courage to adapt, to embrace challenge, to be curious and kind, to push past their edges when anxious and dust off and try again when things don’t go as planned.

New leaders enjoy ‘4 the Team’ workshop

New leaders enjoy ‘4 the Team’ workshop

Year 11 students selected for the new Student Council to begin next term spent an afternoon last week with Mark Clayden from ‘4 the Team’. The group worked on discovering their personal skills and strengths as well as those of their team.

Mark facilitated a number of tasks that highlighted the advantages and challenges of ‘leading from the front’, as well as exploring what it means to also ‘lead from behind’. Students completed tasks that pointed to the importance of teamwork and the roles within any given team.