On country for NAIDOC Week

To celebrate NAIDOC week this year, A group of students from the College headed out ‘on country’ at the end of Term Two with local business owner Josh Whiteland from Koomal Dreaming and Cape Cultural Tours.

Accompanied by Mr Cummins and Aboriginal Liaison officer Miss Weston, the Middle School students, many of whom have Aboriginal heritage, took a guided walk around the tip of Cape Naturaliste to learn about the local flora and fauna.

A fresh approach to school lunches

Preparing quality, tasty lunches in bulk can also be healthy and nutritious, and it’s not expensive. That’s according to Glenn Jones, the College’s new Catering Manager. It’s not about fancy culinary skills, either, he says. “It’s about planning, knowing your ingredients, and then finding ways to put it all together and make it work within the time and budget you have.

P&F Quiz Night thank you

It was a fabulous evening for over 200 people last Saturday at the P&F Quiz Night. Plenty of prizes, games, music and entertainment kept everyone warm and energized throughout the night.

Thank you to all the businesses who donated prizes and helped to make the night such a success:

ACC Hockey girls meet the challenge

On Thursday 20 June fourteen girls from Year 7-12 travelled to Bunbury to compete in the annual Bunbury & Districts ACC Hockey Challenge.

Although it was a freezing cold day, the girls all managed to stay dry, playing some fantastic hockey as always with a new and young team this year.

Timor Raffle results and farewell

The 2019 Timor team left for Darwin on Thursday, before flying on to East Timor to begin what has been described by most participants as a ‘life-changing experience’ immersed in cultural exchange and service in the mountains around Baguia.

Accompanied by Miss Jackson, Mrs Venecourt and Mr Fabre, nine of our Year 12 students will spend several days sharing experiences with the schools and communities who have benefited from more than 15 years of fundraising and fellowship by our students and their families, with the generous support of the College and parish communities across the Capes region.

Netball: South West High School Cup

On Monday 24 June was the annual South West High School Cup Netball Carnival. The College took five Girls teams and Senior Boys team to Bunbury to play against schools across the South West.

After some very wet carnivals in previous years, the coaches said it was fantastic to enjoy favourable weather conditions for a change.

Year 7 AFL: Eagles Schoolboys Cup

On Tuesday the 25 June, the Year 7 AFL team represented the College in the Eagles Schoolboys Cup at Hay Park in Bunbury.

It was a fantastic day for football even though MacKillop was given a tough fixture, having to play six games in a row without a break.

Student shines in ‘Taste of the Future’ cook-off

Year 12 student, Teneisha Harmer, has finished second in the Hospitality Group Training (HGT) 2019 Taste of the Future competition, which was held in Perth on Thursday 27 June.

Teneisha was selected as one of only eight finalists from schools across WA, after submitting an essay and photo of a dish she had created.

Student finalists in banner design comp

Two of our Year 7 students are among the 34 finalists in the City of Busselton’s “It’s the vibe of the place” banner design competition.

Olivia Cook and Phoebe Stewart each submitted a banner design in the competition, which were selected among the Banner Finalists posted as an album on the City of Busselton – Local Government Facebook page on June 7.

Olivia’s banner is entitled ‘Dolphins of Dunsborough’, while Phoebe has called her banner ‘Jetty Mermaid’.

You can vote for them in the People’s Choice Award by giving a ‘Like’ to your favourite banner in the Facebook photo album.

Murdoch University’s ‘Metal Men’ inspire STEM careers

Students from Year 7 to 10 with an interest in Science had the chance to explore metallurgy and mining careers recently, thanks to a visit from Rio Tinto and Murdoch University’s STEM outreach program.

They were given some insight into the mining industry in WA, and then participated in experiments demonstrating how copper is produced from azurite ore through electrolysis, after dissolving the ore in hydrochloric acid solution.