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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.
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.
Mary MacKillop College is excited to announce that as part of our teaching and learning program, all Year 8 students in 2014 will each be given an iPad. This is an exciting new initiative that 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.
One of the projects undertaken more than twelve months ago was to find a place in the college to tell the story of the college and make the history of the college more visible. A way to do this was to display each of the past principals of the college and to recognise ten or more years of service of staff.
On Wednesday 30 October we had the great pleasure of hosting our second Come ‘n’ Try Day. Students from Year 5,6 and 7 gathered with us for a little taste of life at Mary MacKillop College. Although there were a few nerves to begin with, this soon passed as the girls encountered all the joys of the school community. Welcomed by our singers, School Captains and Year 9 Leaders there was no doubt that these girls would leave the day having experienced the best of what the college has to offer.
Each year Archbishop Wilson recognises two senior students from each school in the Archdiocese of Adelaide with an Award for Excellence and this year Lucymarie and Luisa have been chosen to receive this important award.