Across all secondary schools in South Australia, Week 2 of Term 4 has a strong focus on Year 12 students; their last days, farewells and celebrations. Mary MacKillop College is no exception and this year we farewelled the Class of 2018 in style. On Wednesday, the girls gathered with their Year 8 sisters before they left the school via a guard of honour. Singing the College anthem, Year 8 and 11 students along with staff wished the girls well as they begin the journey towards a life beyond school. Today, we gathered more formally at the traditional Year 12 Mass and Farewell Assembly held at St Ignatius Church. As always, there was excitement, a few tears and most importantly, gratitude as the girls, their teachers and parents remembered five years of learning as a MacKillop girl. There were roses, bears, song, prayer, speeches and blessings, all the ingredients needed for a ritual of love and appreciation.
The 2019 Student Leadership Team was presented informally to the school community at our Good News assembly last week. Each student leader stood proudly before the College community. Our 2019 College Captains, Carla and Carla delivered their inaugural speech making a commitment to serving the school community. I am pleased to present the whole team to the wider community:
Social Justice Captains
Year 7 Jacinta
Year 8 Fiona
Year 9 Joanne
Year 10 Millie
Year 11 Kaylie
The 2019 Student Leadership Team will gather for their training weekend at the end of Week 7. Here, they will begin to plan for next year.
Next week, we welcome new members to the school community at our Parent Information evenings. Year 7 & 8 2019 families will gather to hear how the school runs and what they can expect as their daughters transition into high school. We are very excited for next year and know that each new MacKillop girl has so much to offer, including bringing their unique talents and gifts to our school.