We have now reached the end of Term 3 and I want to acknowledge the work of staff and students in these extraordinary times. We managed to have an intensive Saturday morning Sports Program and we celebrated our fitness prowess at our Sports Assembly on Thursday.
Our Year 12 students have the finish line in sight now as they move towards completing courses, finalising in-school assessments and investigations and beginning preparation for final-year examinations in November. Regardless of the pathway students have chosen, this term is the culmination of many years of hard work and application. As our students progress towards graduation, we pray that each of them can reflect on their journey with a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.
Year 10 Futures Week
In Week 7, Year 10 students participated in the annual Futures Week. This is traditionally held at the semester change over in Term 2 but like so many other events was rescheduled. The activities of this week support the learning provided by the Personal Learning Plan (PLP) and give students an opportunity to explore a variety of aspects related to their future including pathways, career development and financial literacy.
Term 3 Sport has officially come to an end. Well done to all students for their involvement and commitment throughout the season. I would like to make special mention to our premiership winning Netball teams this season, Year 8 B2 MMC 1, Year 8 C1 MMC 2, Year 9 B2 MMC 1, Year 10 B2 MMC 1 and Year 11 B2 MMC 1. The recipients of our Commitment, Perseverance and Respect awards as well as our premiership winning teams were formally acknowledged at our Sport Assembly yesterday.
On Wednesday 9 September, students were involved in our second Dance Showcase, featuring students from Mary MacKillop College and Seymour College. The theme of the concert was “Past, Present, Future”. Dance items represented a range of genres such as contemporary, jazz, lyrical and tap.
Science Week – 17 to 21 August.
Science Week is an annual celebration of science and technology aiming to provide an opportunity for the Australian general public to acknowledge the contributions of scientists and other STEM professionals to the world of science. Additionally Science Week aims to encourage an interest in science and STEM amongst school students.
On Monday this week the Year 7 Music Experience class from Semester 1 travelled to Sacred Heart College Marcelin Campus for the Catholic Schools Music Festival recording session. The filming day was for the upcoming Virtual Concert Performance to be aired later in Term 4.
This week, our school registered to take part in National eSmart Week. eSmart is an initiative of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation and is about coming together to promote the smart, safe and responsible use of digital technology, building supportive and connected social environments both on and offline.
Last week’s Good News Assembly was particularly delightful as it was the culmination of fundraising efforts by our students to raise money for Project Compassion through the Fashion for Compassion initiative. Our 2021 Year 7 students also attended the Assembly so they were able to experience the MacKillop difference.
There have been some great things to celebrate throughout the year so far, but for our senior students, particularly our Year 12 students, it is the “Premiership Quarter”! Term 3 represents the final full term of school for our graduating students, and with that comes the responsibility of final assignments, university applications, and plans for next year. We continue to pray for our Year 12 students as they enter this final phase of their formal schooling.