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Pedal Prix 2018: podium finish for Year 7 students

Pedal Prix 2018: podium finish for Year 7 students

Year 7 and 8 students from St Mary MacKillop College earned a place on the podium in the S1 category at this year’s Busselton Pedal Prix.

This annual event is a six-hour race using human-powered vehicles, where teams pedal as fast as they can over an 850 metre circuit with straights, chicanes and some serious hairpin corners.

College Staff excel in Masters Postal Swim

College Staff excel in Masters Postal Swim

Two of our staff members performed exceptionally well recently in the Masters Swimming Australia Postal Swim run by the Busselton Swimming Club.

Science Technician, Rhonda Pearsall, posted the fastest times in her age category, while Maths teacher and College Swim coach, Peter Pavlinovich, took home a medal and title of Fastest Male overall, after posting competitive times in the 400m Freestyle, Backstroke and Butterfly.

PARTY Program an eye opening experience

PARTY Program an eye opening experience

On Tuesday 28 August, students from Year 10 and Year 11 participated in the PARTY (Preventing Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth) Program at the Busselton Health Campus. The day included a tour of the Emergency Department and ICU (Intensive Care Unit), giving students a hands-on, behind the scenes look at what happens when a patient presents with critical injuries as a result of major trauma.

Hockey: Buchanan Cup Semi Finals 2018

Hockey: Buchanan Cup Semi Finals 2018

After a massive effort at the ACC Hockey Carnival in Bunbury two months ago, the College’s Senior Girls Hockey Team faced some formidable opponents when they advanced to the semi-finals of the Buchanan Cup at Perth Hockey Stadium.

The girls were excited and nervous as they head up to a wet and cold day in Perth to play five games against quality opposition.

Primary Assembly 4SM: rockin’ your way to health

Primary Assembly 4SM: rockin’ your way to health

The Room 13 assembly was all about Health. Mrs Moon’s class informed the audience that we need a balance of physical, mental and dietary health to have optimal health in our lives. The Year 4s shared what they have been learning while designing and creating a Health Promotion Park for Technology, Health and HASS to counteract the limited facilities available for kids in Busselton that promote all three types of Health.

Primary choir join One Big Voice in Perth

Primary choir join One Big Voice in Perth

Last Friday the Primary Choir attended the One Big Voice Festival in Perth. Formerly called the Westcoast Songfest, this event has been going since 2001 and brings together choirs from more than 40 Primary schools across WA, joining over 2000 voices in song at the Perth Arena.

Curiosity Academy: art, gardens and natural disasters

Curiosity Academy: art, gardens and natural disasters

Last week the Curiosity Academy’s STEM students enjoyed a visit from Busselton SES Emergency Management Officer, Wayne Credaro, who shared his knowledge and experience on dealing with natural disasters in the local community. Search and Rescue Dog ‘Rocco’ with his handler Claire also came along to demonstrate their amazing skills at finding missing or lost people.

Science, citizenship and snow: Year 9 students in Canberra

Science, citizenship and snow: Year 9 students in Canberra

The 2018 Canberra trip was a week of fun, happy and exciting memories for the thirty students, Mr P Culnane, Ms Woodhall-Jones and Mr A Culnane, who travelled to the National Capital from the 11 to 18 August.

Students watched the satellite dish move at the Canberra Deep Space Communication complex in Tidbinbilla, before visiting the National Capital Exhibition Centre and then walking up Mount Ainslie and fighting howling winds on top of the Telstra Tower at Black Mountain for some rewarding views of Canberra.

AFL coaching clinic for Year 7 students

AFL coaching clinic for Year 7 students

South West Football Development Officers Glenn Omodei and Nathan Douch treated Year 7 students to an AFL coaching clinic this week, enjoying favourable weather conditions that enabled them to get out onto the oval and have a go.

Students participated in a wide range of AFL related skills stations, rotating between them to build their knowledge and experience of the various components of the game: including kicking, handballing and goals, as well as evasion and tackling skills.

Senior Boys and Girls AFL: cross-town match-up

Senior Boys and Girls AFL: cross-town match-up

Senior students headed to GMAS recently to play a couple of energetic and entertaining cross-town AFL matches in what looks to become a regular competition between the two schools for both girls and boys.

It was a very physical match for the girls, with Kate Dickson, Kian Fancote, Natasha Warchol and Beige Harris just managing to keep the ‘MacKillop Marys’ in the game.