Senior Academic Excellence Awards

Congratulations to the following Senior School students who were presented with Academic Excellence Awards today for their efforts this semester. All of these students achieved A grades in over half of their courses, with no less than a C grade across all courses.

ACC Boys Hockey Challenge in Bunbury

Well done to all the boys who represented our College with pride, sportsmanship and endeavour in the ACC Hockey Challenge in Bunbury on Thursday 23 June. Our team comprised of boys from Year 7 through to Year 12, and unfortunately on the day we came up against stronger and more balanced opposition teams on the day, with our opposition mainly being Year 11 and 12 students.

ACC Girls Hockey Challenge in Bunbury

The Year 10 Girls Hockey team made it into the grand final of the ACC Hockey Challenge in Bunbury on Thursday 23 June.

After losing the first game 3-0 to Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School on grass, we played our second game on turf against Frederick Irwin Catholic College from Mandurah.

Catholic Youth Summit @ Notre Dame University

Four of our student leaders were fortunate to attend the Catholic Youth Summit at Notre Dame University in Fremantle last week, enjoying a full day focused on communication skills, personal and spiritual growth and effective leadership skills.

The summit began with students hearing from Fablice, a refugee who is passionate about raising awareness of the plight of refugees and spreading his message of peace through music.

‘Eagles Rock My School’ visit

Last Friday Rick the Rock and the West Coast Eagles Community & Education Team visited the Primary campus to speak to the students as part of the ‘Eagles Rock My School’ program. Rick and James entertained the children and shared examples of staying healthy and showing resilience in difficult situations.

Year 12 students prepared for Nursing studies

12 Year 12 students from St Mary MacKillop College are on track for a career in Nursing with the completion of their Certificate IV in Preparation for Nursing Studies this week.

MacKillop was one of the first schools in the South West to complete the VET program, which was delivered by Registered Nurse and Senior Lecturer Jasmine Scadden through the Southern Regional TAFE. It was designed to provide students graduating Year 12 with necessary skills and knowledge to continue studying nursing at the diploma and undergraduate level.

Warming winter for those in need

Year 11 students met with Darren Reynolds, an education officer from The Salvation Army, last week, who spoke about what poverty actually looks like statistically in Perth, what social justice groups do to help end cyclical poverty and the amazing support they offer those in need.

Taking the Science and Engineering Challenge in Bunbury

A group of Year 9 students travelled to Bunbury on 2 June to take part in the ‘Science and Engineering Challenge’. Managed by the Rotary Club of Bunbury-Leschenault, this day of activity allows students to experience aspects of science and engineering they may not encounter in a school environment.

Years 7-9 Maths students ‘have sum fun’ online

Over three consecutive weeks, ten teams of students in Years 7, 8 and 9 had a go at some very tricky maths problems posted online in the Have Sum Fun Online competition. Conducted by the Mathematical Association of WA (MAWA), the challenge was to solve problems as a team of four and post the correct answers online in the shortest possible time, with a total of an hour to complete each round.