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

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

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

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’

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.

ACC Swimming: C-Division champs to advance again

St Mary MacKillop College Swim Team will advance for the second year in a row after winning back to back overall aggregate shields in the ACC Swimming Carnival in Perth. Following on from their D-Division win in 2015, our swim team produced another mighty effort this year, surprising the likes of La Salle College and Ursula Frayne to take out C-Division on debut.

St Joseph’s Day

Last Friday, Year 3 students led a prayer service for students in the Primary Campus to celebrate St Joseph’s Day and 150 years of service by the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart. We welcomed Sister Bernadette to join us as we focused on how we can live our lives in the same tradition as Mary MacKillop, patron of our College, who founded the order in 1866 with Fr Julian Tennison-Woods in Penola, South Australia.

Surf Lifesaving success at Country Championships

Students from the College returned from the Surf Lifesaving Country Championships at Secret Harbour recently with a number of medals for their respective clubs.

For Busselton SLSC, Maddison Johnston-Walker won silver medals in the under 14s Surf Race, Ironman and Tube Rescue, while her brother Angus picked up a silver in the Ironman and bronze in both the Surf and Board races.

Cricket 2016 season summary

St Mary MacKillop College 1st XI played commendably in this year’s Kim Hughes Shield South West competition, defeating Bunbury Senior High School and Manea, but struggling against Dalyellup and Bunbury Catholic College in the middle rounds.

Fraser Oates was one of our standout performers, scoring 202 runs across four innings, with a highest score of 75 not out.