From the Deputy Principal


Our JJAMM Week was a time of great celebration and fun with our Feast Day holding all the joy of MacKillop girls and the Sisters of St Joseph. The student leadership body led by the Student Leadership Team organised all of the events that made every lunch time a surprise and M-Factor a stunning success. I sincerely thank all those involved in this splendid week. 

This week, we have seen students in Year 9, 10 and 11 begin to make their subject selections for 2019.  With excellent counselling provided by our teachers, students will be able to choose from a range of subjects as they prepare for their pathway beyond school.  Simultaneously, I gathered with the Parents & Friends to do some final preparations for the Quiz Night on Saturday.  We are looking forward to seeing so many families at this event.

Our Year 7 2019 girls will visit Mary MacKillop College this week and next.  They will come this week to order their uniform and next week for the Winter Transition Day.  We recognise that transition into high school is an important process, and thus we have organised three days to help the girls meet new friends, get to know our school culture and find their way around the College.  We are so excited to have the Year 7 girls here and we look forward to next year with great anticipation.  

This week, I reminded the girls about their uniform, and I ask all parents to assist us with uniform expectations by checking your daughter has all she needs to be dressed appropriately for school.  

Beginning this Friday, our canteen will introduce some new lunch specials that we are sure your daughter will enjoy, as will the staff.  On this note, we thank our canteen and school volunteers for all of their work in helping provide a wonderful school community.  Our dinner held on Wednesday night, hosted by the Year 12 Food and Hospitality class, was simply wonderful.  Thank you to all involved.

The Student Leadership Team has called this month Academic August. It is a month to be attentive to how we can achieve our personal best in our learning.  I trust that families can find time to hear from their daughters about their lessons and what they have learnt throughout the day.  


Helen Steele
Deputy Principal