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Artist in Residence

Artist in Residence

South West artist, illustrator and designer Ian Mutch spent two full days this week working with Year 10 Visual Arts students on a set of murals for the College grounds.

Cadets share ANZAC spirit at special assembly

Cadets share ANZAC spirit at special assembly

The Secondary campus conducted their ANZAC commemorative assembly on Wednesday, with special guest speaker Lieutenant Shane Talbot, who served with the Australian Defense Force for 16 years and now runs the Busselton army cadet unit. Year 12 student and army cadet corporal Elias Van Herwaarde also spoke about his experiences, travelling throughout Australia and the USA on cadet trips during his five years as an army cadet.

Students get a closer look at science thanks to Rotary

Students get a closer look at science thanks to Rotary

Many students on our Primary campus have taken their first look into the microscopic world this week, with a class set of 32 microscopes donated by Busselton-Geographe Bay Rotary Club.
The hand-held microscopes with stands have already been used by Years 3-6 Science classes this week, and are versatile enough for students to make use of them in the new outdoor classroom.

Year 6 Night of the Notables

Year 6 Night of the Notables

On Tuesday evening, the Year 6 students presented amazing displays and dressed as their chosen notable person. The students answered questions and offered give-aways for an interested crowd of parents and children. It was an enjoyable night where everyone got to learn about different notable people from around the world, from both history and the present.

Year 4 students get a ‘Taste of MacKillop’

Year 4 students get a ‘Taste of MacKillop’

The College invited Year 4 students to experience life as a secondary student recently for our annual ‘Taste of MacKillop’ day. Year 9 students were guides and mentors, helping Year 4 students enjoy a range of activities as they rotated through Woodwork, Home Economics, Drama, Science or Physical Education.

2016 Inter-House Cross County

2016 Inter-House Cross County

On Wednesday 23 March the secondary campus held their annual inter-House cross country event. The girls completed a 3km course, whilst the boys ran a 4km course. A walking course was conducted as well to encourage all students to participate on the day.

Year 11 Physical Education Studies

Year 11 Physical Education Studies

On Friday 1st April the Year 11 Physical Education Studies class completed their practical assessment task by competing in a triathlon in beautiful weather conditions.

After training throughout the term, all participants successfully completed the 300 metre swim, 12km bike and 3km run.

Music students entertain at Relay for Life

Music students entertain at Relay for Life

More than 120 music students from the College entertained participants and support teams during the Relay for Life at Churchill Park in Busselton on Saturday evening. Performing in a range of ensembles and bands over nearly four hours, the students showcased their talents and contributed to the festive community atmosphere.

Constructing connections to the world

Constructing connections to the world

On Wednesday the 30th March the children in Kindergarten 1B were very excited to see an excavator working across the road from their classroom. We investigated what “diggers” look like and what they do and then, guided by the children's interest, we decided to make our own excavators using box construction.

Year 10s take new mountain-bikes to ‘Secret Whicher’

Year 10s take new mountain-bikes to ‘Secret Whicher’

Over the last few weeks our Year 10 Outdoor Education students have been learning the fundamental skills of mountain-bike riding and bicycle maintenance. On the 31st March both classes headed to a trail called ‘Secret Whicher’ in heavily bushed area off Sues Road, about 25 minutes away from the College, to put their skills to the test.