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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.
Hosting the Mary MacKillop College Come ‘n’ Try day on a crisp spring day on 11 September, we warmly welcomed 30 girls in Years 5, 6 & 7 from surrounding Primary schools.
Joining us in the court yard, our Music Captains Daniella and Alexa gathered with other Year 12 students to provide inspirational and welcoming melodies as our young visitors signed in and were accompanied by our College Leaders into our School.
The Josephite Exchange took place on August 17, 18 and 19. We welcomed Penola College, from Victoria, to our school community as we celebrated with Mt Carmel College to form the SA Team.
We took to the courts and fields with great enthusiasm competing in a variety of sports. The competition was both fierce and fun as students played for their state and developed new friendships. Football, soccer, touch football, volleyball, basketball, and of course netball saw all three schools present their finest players from Year 10 competing for the all-important Josephite Exchange Shield.
More than 50% of students achieved results in the A band! Congratulations to our Year 12 students on their outstanding Research Project Results.
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.