It is always a delight meeting prospective students and families at enrolment interviews. Our young students are always refreshingly honest when asked questions or for their opinion on various topics.
Teacher Professional Learning
This term, our teaching staff have been undertaking a project with LeadLearn Consulting to look carefully at our classroom practice. Our aim is to understand how we, as a learning community, can collaborate and work together to further improve our teaching, and ultimately, student learning
At Mary MacKillop College your daughter’s social and emotional wellbeing is nurtured through the Pastoral Care Program. Through this program, she is supported to empower herself to take control of her own wellbeing and to plan for a productive future.
National Reconciliation Week is held every year, from May 27 to June 3. These dates are significant to the Indigenous community; May 27 commemorates the 1967 referendum when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were given the right to vote and counted as part of the census for the first time; and June 3 is known as ‘Mabo Day’, and is the anniversary of Eddie Mabo and the Meriam people’s hard won 1992 victory in the courts for the first Native Title claim, and the overturning of the ‘terra nullius’ myth.
Our involvement in the Rostrum Voice of Youth challenge spans more than 30 years. In this time, many a student has surprised herself, and others, with her oratory prowess. Producing worthy competitors, heat winners, semi-finalists, State champions and National champions, our young women are passionate, committed and highly engaging in their convictions and opinions.
On Friday 1 June, the Year 10 Environmental Studies class attended an excursion to learn about the coastal management strategies undertaken along Adelaide’s metropolitan coastline. They started the day at St Kilda Mangroves and finished at Brighton beach.
During Week 3 I attended the Yellakka Yellarkarri (YY) Leadership Program at Tauondi Aboriginal College in Port Adelaide. The program was organised by Catholic Education South Australia (CESA) and attended by about 70 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Years 8 to 12 from 13 schools.