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I trust that our website opens a window into the rich and vibrant life of Mary MacKillop College. Many people have suggested to me that our College is a “hidden gem”, tucked away behind Portrush Road in a quiet leafy street.
Our College is small in terms of student numbers and that enables strong and enduring relationships to be developed quickly between staff and students. These quality relationships go hand in hand with quality teaching and learning. Our girls feel at home and very much part of the College community.
The College has a strong connection with the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart and we honour these historical connections and look to the future with hope and a sense of purpose to continually develop a faith filled community inspired by the service of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, Australia’s first saint.
To mark 50 years since the Beatles came to Adelaide and to highlight road safety the SRC took to High Street with their own Abbey Road pose on Thursday 19 June. The girls organised for a re-enactment of the famous Beatles pose in order to raise awareness and conversation around safety in High Street. In typical MacKillop Girl style there was a lot of laughter and creativity as the girls posed 'almost' like the Beatles.
Sr Margaret and Sr Catherine joined us highlighting even further the need for a safe place for us to cross this road. I thank the SRC for their initiative and hard work in making this activity come to life.
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Mary MacKillop College is excited to announce that as part of our teaching and learning program, all Year 8 students in 2014 each received an iPad at the commencement of Term One. This exciting new initiative will transform the teaching and learning at the College.
Education has changed dramatically in recent times and the use of personal mobile devices as a learning tool is becoming the norm for students. They use their smart phones for almost all forms of communication and to get immediate answers for their questions. They are the true digital generation and it is imperative that we as a school provide students with the opportunities to understand the use, application and potential of these types of devices.
This year’s delightful Mary MacKillop College Open Day was held in the afternoon of Sunday March 2.
As crowds gathered around the registration desk, music and laughter could be heard echoing the surrounds of the picturesque college grounds on what was a perfect autumn day.
I am pleased to announce that the 2013 SACE results for Mary MacKillop College are outstanding.
The Dux of the College is Emilia Corbo with an ATAR of 99.75 and who achieved four Merit Awards; Biology, Physical Education, Religion Studies and Research Project.
The Proxime Accessit is Annie Shanahan with an ATAR of 99.65 and who achieved two Merit Awards in Biology and Nutrition.
25 Years on, the Mary MacKillop College Time Capsule is revealed.
Mary MacKillop College celebrated a moment in history with the past students of 1988 who were remembered and acknowledged as the College community came together on Sunday 24 November 2013 to celebrate the opening of the Bi Centennial Time Capsule.
Locked away 25 years ago, the College community anxiously awaited the opening, marked as a significant event in College history. The opening saw not only current families, staff and The Sisters of St Joseph, but many students and staff from 1988 returning to the College, some for the first time in 25 years, to witness the revealing of the contents of the time capsule.