Term 1 is flying by and it is important to remind ourselves to slow down and appreciate all that we do as a school community.
Our MMC in Wonderland Formal was delightful. The girls, dressed in gowns fit for the Oscars, entered the Adelaide Convention Centre which had been transformed into Wonderland complete with the White Rabbit and Mad Hatters Tea Party. We were introduced to formal dates; young men from CBC, Rostrevor, St Paul's and other neighbouring schools. Each young man shook our hands, thanked us for hosting the formal and later made their way to a crowded dance floor to show us their moves. It was a wonderful night of happy young women and men enjoying each other’s company with a touch of sophistication and class. Congratulations to the Student Leadership Team who prepared the evening and sincere thanks to Mrs Archibald for her hard work in ensuring all ran smoothly.
Dear Parents and Friends of Mary MacKillop College,
I was delighted by the response to our Open Day. A large number of people came through the school gates and were able to enjoy a taste off all that the College offers. A big thank you to everyone involved. It was a great community day.
Our Year 8 Camp was held from Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 February at El Shaddai Wellington. Students were challenged by the diverse activities which allowed them to step out of their comfort zone to make connections with peers, undertake new ventures, build confidence, trust and respect in others and themselves, and aspire to new heights of growth and opportunity.
With the theme of risk taking and building resilience shaping the Year 9 Pastoral Care Program the opportunity to head to the Adelaide Hills for some camping and mountain bike riding Challenge Hill was too good to pass up.
The first real challenge for the students came when it was time to set up the tents, with minimal instruction the cohort set about arranging a place to sleep that night. For many this was the first time setting up and sleeping in tents.
Have you ever wondered why people tend to eat pancakes on the day before Ash Wednesday? At Mary MacKillop College we engage in the tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday to feast before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Donations were collected to kick-start Project Compassion for the Lenten Season.
By Year 10 students Jacinta, Carla and Margaret.
During the school holidays, we were given the opportunity to participate in the ConocoPhillips Science Experience program at the University of Adelaide.
On Tuesday 13 December, we arrived at the university excited and eager to learn more about the world of science. The day began with a presentation about careers. This presentation opened our eyes to possible career paths in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The next three days were spent learning about all things science, from building Lego towers to DC motors the activities where all as enjoyable as they were informative.
By Year 12 student Emma
My life-changing adventure at the National Youth Science Forum began on Monday 16 January when I arrived at Burgman College on the Australian National University campus and was greeted by the friendly and cheerful Student Staff Members, or Staffies, who were to be taking care of us for the next fortnight.
In preparation for Open Day I have had the opportunity to visit a number of Catholic Primary schools. Year 9 old scholars join me on the visits and they take great delight in seeing their old primary school, often wrapping their arms around teachers and younger students. They talk proudly of their primary days and, for a brief moment perhaps, recognise how much they have grown in such a short time.
Term 1 unfolds with many events and least not of these are our Parent Information Evenings. Beginning with Year 8, parents had the opportunity to meet their daughter’s Pastoral Care Teacher and mingle with other parents. It was a lovely opportunity to welcome new families to the College. On Monday 20 February our Year 9, 10 and 11 parents will join us for an evening with Kirrilie Smout who will explore the common pitfalls for teens in cyber-life