Members of our Student Council were invited to ‘Have a Say’ about the future growth of the Busselton community at a workshop facilitated by the City of Busselton’s VISION 2030 team at the College on Monday afternoon.
Our new Primary School singing tutor, Charmaine Clements, will begin private and small group lessons in voice on the Primary campus from Term 3. An experienced teacher and WAAPA graduate, Charmaine brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise and specialises in Musical Theatre.
Families from St Joseph’s Parish celebrated on Sunday 29 May as 44 children received the Sacrament of Eucharist for the first time at Our Lady of the Bay Church, with Father Nic as celebrant. We concluded the Parish celebrations with a delicious morning tea.
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.
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.
Year 10 student Courtland Wood travelled to Perth recently to compete in the CycleSport WA 2016 State Criterium Championships which was held at Technology Park. Courtland came in second in the Under 15 Criterium cycling race, winning a silver medal.
On Friday the 18 March the College held its first ever Literature Festival. In conjunction with Dymocks Busselton, 11 authors, illustrators and artists and 270 students from other schools around the region joined 750 of our own students on the grounds of our beautiful College to enjoy a day of lectures, workshops and meet the author sessions.
The Secondary Campus Inter House Swimming Carnival was held in near perfect conditions at the Geographe Leisure Centre on Friday 19 February 2016.
When the doors opened at the new St Mary MacKillop College this month, primary students also had a new and unique classroom to enjoy - without any doors at all!
In fact Primary science teacher Miss Louise Cranley has even left out ceiling and walls with the completion of a sustainable garden and outdoor teaching space.
The united community of St Mary MacKillop College congratulates our 2015 MacKillop Catholic College Year 12 Leavers on their excellent ATAR results.
MacKillop was the only school in Busselton to rank in The West Australian’s top 50 median ATAR results table.