On Friday evening, we were delighted to host our first “Bring Back the Graduates” event. It was simply delightful to see recent graduates back at the College enjoying canapés and champagne. Most girls are studying in some form or at the very beginning of their careers.
Dear Parents and Friends of Mary MacKillop College,
On Tuesday the funeral of Fr Paul Gardiner was held in Penola and many Sisters of St Joseph attended to honour the man who worked tirelessly researching and compiling documents about Mary MacKillop’s life leading to her canonisation. Fr Paul Gardiner was a key figure in the work that was undertaken to ensure that Mary MacKillop was recognised as a Saint. If you visit Penola part of his story is clearly on display at the visitor centre.
Our Pastoral Care Program is planned and organised by the Pastoral Care Coordinators. These lessons provide time for students to explore a variety of issues and topics whilst working towards building positive relationships and growing as a young person. The Year 12 students act as ‘Big Sisters’ to the Year 8s and in their recent lesson together they engaged in rich conversations, sharing ideas and stories.
Since the launch of Project Compassion the students are making an active contribution to this project by putting money in the boxes that were distributed at the beginning of Lent. Some classes are working on organising various fundraising activities. The Student Leadership Team has been active in “The Dress for Success Caritas Fundraiser” where students fund a teacher to wear a school dress on one school day in the near future.
Mid semester reports for students in Years 8 -11 will have been distributed by the time you read this article. In this report students will receive a ranking from excellent through to unsatisfactory for 3 subject specific descriptors, and 3 general "work" descriptors that we believe ensure success for students. The grade on this report is a progress grade based on work completed to date and for some subjects this may be determined from only one summative task.
Friday 17 March 2017 was a day filled with many achievements, celebrations and fun across 16 different athletic events at the annual Mary MacKillop Athletics Carnival. Of course no MMC carnival is complete without the various styles of themed costumes.