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Preventing abuse in relationships from Year 10

For more than ten years, MacKillop has offered its Year 11 students a unique four-session unit developed by the College and especially targeted for this age group, as part of our structured Pastoral Care Program. The College counsellor and male and female teachers facilitate separate gender group sessions for students across four PCP timeslots during term 3.

Congratulations to our MiniLit graduates

Sixteen Pre Primary students have graduated from the ELK Room’s MiniLit Program for Semester One. The students have thoroughly enjoyed fun based daily literacy sessions to enhance their knowledge, and have taken the time to share their experiences with their class peers.

Take the ‘Read to Rio’ Book Challenge

Our primary students will be taking part in a 'Read to Rio' Book Challenge, to coincide with the Olympic Games.

The challenge is to read as many books as you can from the school library over the two weeks beginning Monday 8 August (weeks 4 and 5). The library is open before and after school (8:00am – 3:45pm) and during lunchtimes for students to swap books, and a tally will be kept of the number of books that each student reads.

Meet five students on exchange from Italy

At the end of last term the College welcomed five students from Italy, who are staying with Year 11 host families until the end of August as part of an exchange program with the WA Association of Teachers of Italian (WAATI). Their aim is to live an ‘in-home experience’ and get a feel for Australian life at the very heart of it.

Welcome to our new Head of Primary, Jo Paini

Meet our new Head of Primary, Mrs Joanne Paini.

Jo comes to our community from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Bunbury, where she was Assistant Principal for two and a half years after working as a local School Support Consultant for the CEO. She has lived in Dalyellup for seven years, regularly spending time on their Kojonup farm with her husband Tony. They have two children, Dominic 23 and Nicholas 21, as well as working dogs and a pet Groodle called Zeb “who is the size of a small horse.”

New Mary MacKillop bronze unveiled between campuses

St Mary MacKillop College has unveiled a new sculpture of Mary MacKillop this week in front of their new gymnasium joining primary and secondary campuses. Sculptor Linda Klarfeld came over from Sydney to supervise installation of her artwork, which depicts Mary MacKillop as a young woman reading a letter as she walks.

Register for City to Surf

The Chevron City to Surf for Activ is back for 2016! Type in ‘St Mary MacKillop College’ as your school name and use the schoolrun16 discount code to benefit from the 15% discount off registration fees. Awesome prizes are available for the largest school team and the best school spirit team.