From the Deputy Principal


The school year has begun with a sense of excitement and anticipation as new MacKillop girls and their families join the school community. With ritual, tradition and welcome, all students and staff have settled into the daily routine of early rising, love of learning, friendships and fun.

Our Swimming Carnival on Friday was a fabulous success with Tenison winning the championship this year and Flora taking home the Spirit Cup. The Year 7 and 8 girls took to the pool at every possible moment and brought a new sense of excitement to our carnival. Many thanks to all who made the event so memorable, colourful and fun. 

This week, we will celebrate our Beginning of Year Mass and Dux Assembly. Our 2018 Dux, Emily Furno and Proximae Accessit, Stephanie Keenihan will be presented to the school community along with the high achiever recipients. This is an important gathering for our school community where we mark both the beginning of our learning journey and celebrate academic excellence. We look forward to celebrating with the whole school community.

As the school year begins, I invite all families to have a look at our College calendar so as to mark some important events for your daughter. I outline some of those dates here:

Meet your daughter’s Pastoral Care Coordinator and Teacher.

  • Year 7 and 8 Parent Evening Monday 11 February, 7pm.
  • Year 9, 10 and 11 Parent Evening Monday 18 February, 7pm.

In regards to the Year 9, 10 and 11 Parent Evening, please be advised that all parents from all year levels are welcome to attend this night. We have guest speaker Andrew Lines, founder of the Rite Journey program and expert in working with young adolescents. He will challenge, inspire and guide us as we continue our work with young people.

Other important dates include:

  • Year 9 Camp Monday 14 to 15 February 
  • Year 7 Camp Monday 18 to Wednesday 20 February
  • Year 8 Camp Wednesday 20 to Friday 22 February
  • Open Day (Friday early dismissal) Sunday 3 March
  • Student Free Day Friday 8 March
  • Athletics Carnival Friday 15 March

I look forward to the term ahead and thank you for entrusting your daughters to our care.


Helen Steele
Deputy Principal