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C Division ACC Swimming Carnival in Perth

C Division ACC Swimming Carnival in Perth

The College’s top 70 swimmers travelled to HBF Stadium in Perth to compete in the ACC C Division Swimming Carnival, after a month of preparation that included early mornings and hundreds of laps.

It was a successful day with the MacKillop students hopping on the bus at 5am ready to give their full effort.

Assembly and Awards 6CH: Love is the key

Assembly and Awards 6CH: Love is the key

Mrs Harslett’s Room 5 Assembly was based around their class novel for this term: Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students began by introducing the narrative hook used by the author to draw the audience in and encourage the reader to want to explore the storyline, and then explained Mr Browne's Precepts from the story.

Kirrane House Day: celebrating inclusion

Kirrane House Day: celebrating inclusion

Last Wednesday, the Secondary campus kicked off the first of its annual House days by celebrating Kirrane with a feast of green, just a few days short of St Patrick’s Day.

Students in Years 7-12 in Kirrane were invited to wear their green House shirts on the day and treated to a welcoming reception and priority seating for Assembly – entering the gymnasium to applause and the rousing anthem ‘Paint the Town Green’ by The Script.

Students stand up for the environment

Students stand up for the environment

When 1.6 million children around the world protested recently about climate change, our Student Council were also keen to give students at the College an opportunity to make an impact.

In the Secondary Campus during Monday lunchtime, Year 12 student Eva Burkhardt organised a protest and a minute of silence in the main quadrangle, as a small contribution to this global action.

Meet ‘Chief’, our resident Wellness Dog

Meet ‘Chief’, our resident Wellness Dog

From Monday the first of April, the College will be trialling a part time addition to the Library team. His name is Chief, and he’s a two year old labradoodle.

Chief will be at the College one day per week as a Wellness Dog, giving students and staff opportunities to benefit from the support of animal companionship.

Tennis Classic: Regional winners of Herbert Edwards Cup

Tennis Classic: Regional winners of Herbert Edwards Cup

A team of four Year 8 students from St Mary MacKillop College won the Junior Tournament of the SunSmart Schools Tennis Classic on 1 March, earning them an invitation to compete in the State tournament in Perth.

Samuel Newland-Gleeson, Ben Luplau, Jett Watts and Jasper Reynolds all played extremely well in the Herbert Edwards Cup on the Friday at the Bunbury Tennis Club, taking out the trophy against a number of South West schools.

Shave for a Cure

Shave for a Cure

Like many other people, I have family and friends who have lost their hair during chemotherapy treatment. I am always inspired by their courage. I was contemplating having a significant hair cut at the end of the summer holidays so I thought, why not raise some money at the same time.

Rice Day reminder to spare a thought

Rice Day reminder to spare a thought

The Primary campus participated in Rice Day on the first Friday of Lent, in consideration of the many people around the world who have so little to eat on a daily basis. Students were encouraged to donate $2 to participate in Rice Day, experiencing what it feels like to have only one bowl of rice to eat.