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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.
The Year 8 students have been quietly taking on the spirit of Mary MacKillop College throughout their first year, gaining confidence and leadership in their work and life at the school. On Thursday 30 October they helped us prepare for the arrival of future MacKillop girls at our last Come ‘n’ Try Day for 2014.
Our Year 8 girls took on the responsibility of hospitality and presentation as they greeted and chaperoned our special visitors from surrounding Primary Schools as they discovered what it is like to be a MacKillop Girl for a day.
On Thursday 23 October 2014 the Mary MacKillop College community extended prayers and best wishes to our graduating Year 12 students who, on Monday 3 November 2014, will begin their SACE final exams. A memorable and touching farewell Mass was held at St Ignatius Church led by Father Jo Dooley, and was followed by the Year 12 Award Assembly.
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.