Netball: Schoolsport WA 15s team selection

Year 10 student Riley Culnane has been selected to play in Adelaide as part of the Schoolsport WA 15s Netball Team in August. This is Riley’s second year on the 15s team and her third year representing WA, after captaining the Schoolsport WA 12s Netball team in 2013.

National Simultaneous Story Time: I Got This Hat

On Wednesday 25 May our Primary students took part in the National Simultaneous Story Time, when the nation comes together once a year to read a picture book at the same time. This Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) initiative is co-ordinated nationwide to promote the value of books, reading and literacy. At 11:00am the College joined over 3,600 schools, libraries, childcare centres, preschools and communities across Australia to read the delightful ‘I Got This Hat’ by Jol and Kate Temple, illustrated by Jon Foye, with over 525,000 adults and children taking part this year.

Year 7 AFL team finish strong against BCG

Year 7 boys gave new definition to the word ‘excited’ with possibly the loudest, high-pitched bus ride I have ever experienced in seven years of teaching as we travelled to Bunbury Cathedral Grammar for our first game as ‘MacKilla Gorillas’.

Secondary Campus Athletics’ Carnival 2016

Congratulations to Kelly House on winning the St Mary MacKillop College Inter-House Athletics Carnival for 2016. The weather conditions were kind on the day which allowed the students to produce their best efforts and we were privileged to watch several new records being created on the day.


Congratulations to the winners of the Timor Raffle (Permit No. LS208474116) which was drawn Saturday 14 May at our High Tea for Timor. The winners are:

Dad’s reading morning Wednesdays

Every Wednesday from 8am the College invites dads to bring their children to school and read a story to them in the Primary campus library before class. This is a relaxed environment for dads to spend time with their kids at school, meet other dads and support their child’s education at St Mary MacKillop College.

Climbing the wall in our new gym

Physical Education staff have completed orientation and instructor training on our new climbing wall, and are ready to show students the ropes. Students are instructed on safety procedures and the correct use of equipment before climbing.


A wonderful time was had by all who attended and supported this most enjoyable of fundraisers last Saturday 14h May in our new College Gymnasium. More than 180 guests arrived for an afternoon of fun and fabulous food accompanied by copious cups of tea and coffee. The high tea was beautifully presented, and served by the students with a little help from their parents and siblings who manned the kitchen. The fathers of Timor 2016 were very impressive with their work in kitchen.

Emma Booth visit

Acclaimed WA actress Emma Booth followed up her red carpet appearance at the Logies by visiting South West schools last week, and took the time on Wednesday to meet with our Senior students in the gymnasium’s new drama studio.

Emma, who is known for her roles in Underbelly, Glitch, Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet, and Hollywood blockbuster Gods & Egypt, spoke about the distinction of screen acting from theatre.