Year 7 AFL: Eagles Schoolboys Cup

On Tuesday the 25 June, the Year 7 AFL team represented the College in the Eagles Schoolboys Cup at Hay Park in Bunbury.

It was a fantastic day for football even though MacKillop was given a tough fixture, having to play six games in a row without a break.

Student shines in ‘Taste of the Future’ cook-off

Year 12 student, Teneisha Harmer, has finished second in the Hospitality Group Training (HGT) 2019 Taste of the Future competition, which was held in Perth on Thursday 27 June.

Teneisha was selected as one of only eight finalists from schools across WA, after submitting an essay and photo of a dish she had created.

Student finalists in banner design comp

Two of our Year 7 students are among the 34 finalists in the City of Busselton’s “It’s the vibe of the place” banner design competition.

Olivia Cook and Phoebe Stewart each submitted a banner design in the competition, which were selected among the Banner Finalists posted as an album on the City of Busselton – Local Government Facebook page on June 7.

Olivia’s banner is entitled ‘Dolphins of Dunsborough’, while Phoebe has called her banner ‘Jetty Mermaid’.

You can vote for them in the People’s Choice Award by giving a ‘Like’ to your favourite banner in the Facebook photo album.

Murdoch University’s ‘Metal Men’ inspire STEM careers

Students from Year 7 to 10 with an interest in Science had the chance to explore metallurgy and mining careers recently, thanks to a visit from Rio Tinto and Murdoch University’s STEM outreach program.

They were given some insight into the mining industry in WA, and then participated in experiments demonstrating how copper is produced from azurite ore through electrolysis, after dissolving the ore in hydrochloric acid solution.

This month on SchoolTV: Positive Parenting

Despite the best efforts of parents around the world, the reality is, there is no such thing as the ‘perfect parent’. However, arming yourself with the right information is a good start!

Research shows that one of the most important protective factors in the lives of young people is a close relationship with a supportive adult.

ACC Cross Country 2019

St Mary MacKillop College sent a team of 63 students to Perth early last Thursday morning to compete in the ACC Cross Country Carnival at Perry Lakes. The event hosted over 70 schools, with more than 300 runners in each event, and all our students ran amazingly on the day.

Year 10 Try a Trade Week

Recently twenty-one Year 10 students attended a four day course to explore their interest in the building industry, in partnership with Skilled Hire.

The students gained valuable knowledge and skills across a range of trade-related activities including erecting and dismantling scaffold, bricklaying, brick paving, carpentry and joinery.

Fr Rob Galea rocks annual youth rally

This year’s Middle School Youth Rally hosted Fr Rob Galea, a Maltese Australian Catholic priest from Sandhurst, Victoria. Fr Rob engaged students from Years 7-9 as he combined faith and music with his tumultuous life story.

Cross Country

Wednesday the 15 May saw the running of the Year 7-12 InterHouse Cross Country. There were hundreds of runners on the day and some fantastic performances. The boys took on the 4km track first with several great runners across all year groups. Beau Haynes was amazing, blazing the course in 14mins and 8 seconds. Lucy Hill was the fastest girl and she led the girls around the 3km course in 12 mins and 31 seconds.

Assembly and Awards 2CT Yoga, health and panda friends

Mrs Tilley’s Year 2 class began their assembly last week by showcasing three yoga sequences they have been using in class as ‘brain breaks’. They showed everyone how to practice deep breathing and using ‘shark breaths’ to help them calm down, and even got the audience to join in.

After the Junior Primary awards, they demonstrated what they had been learning in Health about being resilient and how we think and communicate. They explained the difference between positive, helpful ‘dolphin’ thoughts and negative, unhelpful ‘shark’ thoughts.