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.

Mission Mart

As well as celebrating our Mother’s Day Liturgy on Friday 6 May, the Year 1 and Year 4 classes held their Mission Mart, with all primary students looking colourful in their ‘free dress’ for a gold coin donation.

The Year 1 classes provided the wonderful cake stall which everyone enjoyed, while the Year 4 classes organized entertaining activities for all the students at lunch time.

Mothers Day Liturgy

Our Primary campus celebrated Mother’s Day this morning with a Liturgy and the blessing of all mothers, grandmothers and motherly figures who have nurtured and cared for them. Children read a number of tributes to mums and sang songs honouring them.


On Monday 25th April, we had both primary and secondary students represent St Mary MacKillop College in the annual ANZAC march in Busselton.

The Primary campus also came together on Friday 29th April for a prayer assembly. We took the opportunity to gather together and remember those who served Australia through the many conflicts that have occurred around the world.

Music Tour New Zealand experience

Thirty-six Music students from the College enjoyed a jam-packed six days in New Zealand during the school holidays, where they visited and performed with local schools and in some unique venues, as well as enjoying workshops, culture and some of the great tourist delights our neighbours have to offer.

Ride for Youth

The Hawaiian Ride for Youth visited St Mary MacKillop College on their way to Perth in the final week of last term to share stories and spread awareness on mental health.

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.