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.

Primary Assembly and Awards 3RT: our FIRST values

Mr Thomson’s Year 3 class presented their Assembly on Friday 13 March on the topic of the College’s FIRST values. They took the time to explain what it means to value Faith, Inclusion, Respect, Service and Truth, and presented a song to demonstrate each one.

Year 2LT celebrates Harmony Day

Mrs Thomas’ Year 2 class worked on creating a Harmony board this week in anticipation of Saturday’s Harmony Day.

They read a story together and then each student completed a design to represent their uniqueness.

Harmony is about recognising each other's gifts and talents and thinking about how to work in a harmonious and collaborative way, as inspired by the Gospel.

Preparing for Remote Learning – a SchoolTV Report

Remote Learning could soon be a reality for many adult carers as nations act to implement strategies in the prevention of COVID-19. The daunting task of establishing new routines and schedules, whilst juggling work responsibilities, could prove to be disruptive and challenging for families and schools.

ACC Basketball Championship South West Pool

On Wednesday 4 March, our ‘ballers’ headed to Bunbury to participate in the ACC Basketball Championship Carnival for the South West Pool. The players were keen to get involved and expected some very challenging games from Georgiana Molloy, Frederick Irwin, Foundation and Bunbury CC.

The 7-9 Junior boys had great success in their matches, managing to showcase the skills they have developed over the past few weeks and finish undefeated on top of their pool.

Coronavirus – A SchoolTV Resource

Coronavirus is an evolving international health concern. Around the world, people are being affected in many ways. Individuals of all ages from numerous nationalities are being diagnosed with the virus –– it doesn’t discriminate. Although children are considered at lower risk of infection, they are not immune to the multitude of news reports regularly seen or heard in the media.

Swim Carnival 2020 Results and Records

Well that’s a wrap for our 2020 Swim Carnival and what amazing days they were in their own way. The Year 5-8 Carnival atmosphere was electric with House spirit and competitiveness on display at all times. The Senior Carnival also proved to be a great success with some fearsome performances from our ‘dolphins’ in the pool, and colourful entertainment to remember.

Student Leaders Attend Sydney Conference

Head Boy Lindsay Ward and Head Girl Katie Shepherd attended this year’s JJAMM Student Leadership Conference last month with Head of Ministry, Bernice Roche. They visited many areas around Sydney and Kincumber where Mary MacKillop worked, as well as viewing the impact of recent bushfires and floods in the region.