High Distinctions Awarded in Mathematics

Certificates of High Distinction were awarded to two of our students this year in the Australian Mathematics Competition, which was held in August. Noah Bates in Year 8 and Olivia Hogarth in Year 10 were placed in the top 3% of students in Western Australia for their results, an outstanding achievement.

Students have service ‘in the bag’ for Ironman

A group of Year 10 students spent Wednesday morning helping to pack competitor bags and towels, and arrange medals for the upcoming Busselton Ironman over the weekend. This community event takes place each year in Busselton, and organisers rely on volunteers to assist with the preparation and smooth running of the weekend.

A letter from the Prime Minister

A surprise came in the mail recently for one of our Year 8 students, Sam Walker, in the form of a letter from the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison.

It was in response to a letter he had written to Mr Morrison back in September, as part of the HASS curriculum.

Presentation Night Special Awards

Congratulations to Brendan Allan, who was awarded Dux of the College at the recent Secondary Presentation Night, with Proxime Accessit awarded to Samuel Riches. The AustralianSuper VET Award for Excellence was presented to Kane Dawson, who successfully completed three pre-apprenticeship vocational programs in engineering, building/construction and carpentry.

South West Philosothon: tackling the hard questions

On Wednesday 23 October, an enthusiastic team of four students - Cicely Hodel and Nicholas Pavlinovich from Year 9, and year 8 students Charlotte Rice and Holly Andrews - attended the South West Regional Philosothon at Georgiana Molloy Anglican School along with teams from Bunbury Cathedral Grammar and Bunbury Catholic College.

Year 7 students sock it to poverty

During Religious Education classes in Term 3, Mrs Williams’ Year 7 students were challenged to choose a Social Justice issue and effectively ‘do something about it’.

Phoebe Marinich and Alyssa Chromow chose to look at the issue of poverty.

Curiosity Academy: Native Bee Hotels

Students from Years 4-6 who have participated in Project Based Learning (PBL) with our Curiosity Academy this year have been studying the important role that bees play in the health of our natural environment. On Wednesday 6 November the group met with Tracy Lansdell from Green Tree Naturopathy, who provided a deeper insight into the major role that our native bees play in pollination.

Artist in Residence: Rachelle Dusting

On Thursday the 7 November, the Year 10 Visual Arts students welcomed Perth artist Rachelle Dusting for a full day Artist in Residence workshop.

A portrait and mural painter, Rachelle spoke to the students about her experiences as an artist, beginning in high school through to becoming a full-time professional artist.

Primary SWPSA Athletics Carnival

On Thursday 24 October, 56 students from Year 4 to Year 6 travelled to Hay Park Bunbury to complete in the SWPSA Interschool Athletics Carnival. MacKillop competed against eight other catholic schools around the region.