Timor Raffle results and farewell

The 2019 Timor team left for Darwin on Thursday, before flying on to East Timor to begin what has been described by most participants as a ‘life-changing experience’ immersed in cultural exchange and service in the mountains around Baguia.

Accompanied by Miss Jackson, Mrs Venecourt and Mr Fabre, nine of our Year 12 students will spend several days sharing experiences with the schools and communities who have benefited from more than 15 years of fundraising and fellowship by our students and their families, with the generous support of the College and parish communities across the Capes region.

Netball: South West High School Cup

On Monday 24 June was the annual South West High School Cup Netball Carnival. The College took five Girls teams and Senior Boys team to Bunbury to play against schools across the South West.

After some very wet carnivals in previous years, the coaches said it was fantastic to enjoy favourable weather conditions for a change.

Year 7 AFL: Eagles Schoolboys Cup

On Tuesday the 25 June, the Year 7 AFL team represented the College in the Eagles Schoolboys Cup at Hay Park in Bunbury.

It was a fantastic day for football even though MacKillop was given a tough fixture, having to play six games in a row without a break.

Student shines in ‘Taste of the Future’ cook-off

Year 12 student, Teneisha Harmer, has finished second in the Hospitality Group Training (HGT) 2019 Taste of the Future competition, which was held in Perth on Thursday 27 June.

Teneisha was selected as one of only eight finalists from schools across WA, after submitting an essay and photo of a dish she had created.

Student finalists in banner design comp

Two of our Year 7 students are among the 34 finalists in the City of Busselton’s “It’s the vibe of the place” banner design competition.

Olivia Cook and Phoebe Stewart each submitted a banner design in the competition, which were selected among the Banner Finalists posted as an album on the City of Busselton – Local Government Facebook page on June 7.

Olivia’s banner is entitled ‘Dolphins of Dunsborough’, while Phoebe has called her banner ‘Jetty Mermaid’.

You can vote for them in the People’s Choice Award by giving a ‘Like’ to your favourite banner in the Facebook photo album.

Murdoch University’s ‘Metal Men’ inspire STEM careers

Students from Year 7 to 10 with an interest in Science had the chance to explore metallurgy and mining careers recently, thanks to a visit from Rio Tinto and Murdoch University’s STEM outreach program.

They were given some insight into the mining industry in WA, and then participated in experiments demonstrating how copper is produced from azurite ore through electrolysis, after dissolving the ore in hydrochloric acid solution.

This month on SchoolTV: Positive Parenting

Despite the best efforts of parents around the world, the reality is, there is no such thing as the ‘perfect parent’. However, arming yourself with the right information is a good start!

Research shows that one of the most important protective factors in the lives of young people is a close relationship with a supportive adult.

ACC Cross Country 2019

St Mary MacKillop College sent a team of 63 students to Perth early last Thursday morning to compete in the ACC Cross Country Carnival at Perry Lakes. The event hosted over 70 schools, with more than 300 runners in each event, and all our students ran amazingly on the day.

Year 10 Try a Trade Week

Recently twenty-one Year 10 students attended a four day course to explore their interest in the building industry, in partnership with Skilled Hire.

The students gained valuable knowledge and skills across a range of trade-related activities including erecting and dismantling scaffold, bricklaying, brick paving, carpentry and joinery.

Fr Rob Galea rocks annual youth rally

This year’s Middle School Youth Rally hosted Fr Rob Galea, a Maltese Australian Catholic priest from Sandhurst, Victoria. Fr Rob engaged students from Years 7-9 as he combined faith and music with his tumultuous life story.