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Year 9 Junior Master Chef Challenge

Year 9 Junior Master Chef Challenge

Another fierce Master Chef Challenge was held recently in the two Year 9 Food classes this term, with students preparing and plating up an array of impressive dishes for the judges in their bid to be crowned Junior Master Chef.

Tim Valmadre’s homemade pizza drew for third place in Wednesday’s class with Charlie and Ysabeau’s delicious Green Chicken Curry.

New Primary Teachers

New Primary Teachers

Next year we are pleased to welcome four new teachers to the Primary campus, who bring their passion and enthusiasm for teaching to Pre Primary and Years 1, 3 and 6. We asked Ryan, Jessie, Carrie-Ann and Claire to tell us a little bit about what drives them and who they are when they’re not at school.

New Leadership & Support Staff for 2018

New Leadership & Support Staff for 2018

The College’s leadership and support staff play a crucial role in the Primary campus, reinforcing the link between home and school in areas of administrative, pastoral and learning support. With Ms Anne Tan returning to Perth, we welcome a new Assistant Head of Primary in 2018, and also a new role in Learning Support Coordinator from Kindy to Year 4.

We asked Heath and Jo to tell us a bit about what drives them, and who they are when they’re not at school.

Year 5 and 6 students enjoy Cricket T20 Blast

Year 5 and 6 students enjoy Cricket T20 Blast

The Milo T20 Blast was held at the College Oval on Thursday 30 November. This was an all day Cricket Tournament for 150 Year 5 and 6 students, who made up twenty mixed teams.

This event was perfect for our Year 5 and 6 boys and girls. Rachel Norman, Nathan and Curtis from the South West Regional Cricket Development Office used modified equipment, set up the ten cricket fields and created an exciting atmosphere, complete with music.

Yr10 students to attend Sydney’s Catholic Youth Festival

Yr10 students to attend Sydney’s Catholic Youth Festival

Three of our Year 10 students are preparing for a pilgrimage experience next week ahead of their attendance at the Australian Catholic Youth Festival in Sydney.

Brendan Allan, Georgia Beattie and Annmarie Clifton-James, accompanied by Miss Jackson, will join delegates from other schools in the Bunbury Diocese and young people from all over Australia to experience a youth rally atmosphere in Sydney along the lines of World Youth Day.

Tennis clinic with MacKillop Alumnus

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.

Timor Team 2018 starts with a splash of colour

Timor Team 2018 starts with a splash of colour

The 2018 Timor team has been selected and representing the St Mary MacKillop College community in Timor next year will be:

Diwan Ackerman, Sarah Court, Ethan Durrant, Tayla Jackson, Ned McMinigal, Ross Rann, Lili Renfrey, Sam Tolley, Sophie Wilmot

They have begun their fundraising efforts with flair and colour, setting up a face painting stall at the recent Hannay Lane Street Party in Dunsborough which became a runaway success.

2017 Secondary Presentation Night

2017 Secondary Presentation Night

St Mary MacKillop College’s Annual Secondary Presentation Night was held on Thursday evening, 16 November, in the College gymnasium. This formal evening recognised the efforts of the College’s finest academic and performing arts students for the year, and also showcased a few of the highlights from 2017.

All Subject Awards for Years 7-12 were presented, as well as a number of Special Awards sponsored by various organisations and businesses.