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ACC Athletics Carnival

ACC Athletics Carnival

The St Mary MacKillop College Athletics squad travelled to Perth to compete in the ACC ‘D’ Division Athletics Carnival held at the State Athletics Centre, Challenge Stadium on Friday 11 September.

The boys had some excellent results throughout the day, spreading the workload with some stellar performances in the Junior Boys and consistency in the Senior Boys to combine for a second place overall.

Kindy Koomal Dreaming with the Wadandi

Kindy Koomal Dreaming with the Wadandi

Students in Mrs Harding’s Kindy class enjoyed an amazing, hands-on cultural experience recently on a visit to the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse.

The children took a walk around the lighthouse with indigenous custodian, Josh Whiteland, who helped them to interpret the landscape through the eyes of the Wadandi people.

ACC Girls All Stars Netball Team win

ACC Girls All Stars Netball Team win

Year 12 student Riley Culnane was named captain for the second year in a row in the ACC Girls All Stars Netball Team for 2018.

Year 11 student Brooke Gibson also joined the team of ten players, who represented Associated and Catholic Colleges of WA on Sunday in an exhibition match against the combined government schools team (SSWA), as curtain raiser to the WA Netball League Grand Finals.

Swimmer receives ACC Letterman Award

Swimmer receives ACC Letterman Award

Ross Rann was presented with his ACC Letterman award recently after being selected in the Associated and Catholic Colleges of WA All Star Swim Team for the last four years. This is the highest individual accolade awarded by the ACC.

Ross received a framed “ACC Letter” as a memento of this outstanding achievement across his Secondary school years: a stylized chenille embroidered patch in a collegiate letterman jacket style.

Senior Student Council Announced

Senior Student Council Announced

Next year’s Senior Student Council were announced at a Secondary assembly last Wednesday. Student Council Co-ordinator, Alison Woodhall-Jones, remarked that the calibre of applicants was very high. “I was impressed with these students from the outset,” she said, referring to the Year 11 Leadership Day with Mark Clayden last term, which began the selection process.

Staff getting their hands dusty

Staff getting their hands dusty

A number of our teaching and support staff have been learning some enjoyable new skills, with a little help from the College’s Design and Technology department.

D&T teachers John Ferguson and Quentin Harmer offered after school classes in woodworking to staff – each building an Adirondack chair as their hands-on project.

Assembly and Awards 3RT – Shakespeare

Assembly and Awards 3RT – Shakespeare

Mr Thomson’s Year 3 class have been exploring the magic of Shakespeare, and they shared this enjoyment of his various plays in their assembly recently.

From a cackling “Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble” to the island of ‘The Tempest’, the students showed their enthusiasm for the rhyme, comedy and dark drama of Shakespeare’s pen.

Student awarded bronze for Duke of Edinburgh

Student awarded bronze for Duke of Edinburgh

The College was proud to present 2017 MacKillop graduate Darcy Hogan with a Bronze Award in the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award scheme recently. Darcy completed her program while at the College in Year 12, and was the first of our students to earn this award.

Year 10 Science student Beijing Bound

Year 10 Science student Beijing Bound

Year 10 student Shona Kiely is taking her scientific research project on dieback treatment to Beijing next year to compete in an international science fair, thanks to Scitech and Rio Tinto.

Shona and fellow Year 10 student Flynn Hembroff showcased their individual projects recently in front of a judging panel from Scitech, Rio Tinto and the SW Science Council, after working with a mentor since April to plan, conduct and present their original research.

Cycling: Road Race state selection

Cycling: Road Race state selection

Year 11 student Courtland Wood has been selected as one of four under 17 boys to represent WA in the Junior National Road Race Championships, after taking key podium positions in his last two cycling races.

Early in August, Courtland was the first to cross the line in the under 17 category of the Chidlow III race as part of the Elements Road Series, negotiating some challenging hill climbs to beat the best in the state.