MacKillop College Newsletter
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Term 1, Week 10, 7 April
Term 1 Thank you
I‘d like to begin this week’s newsletter with an enormous thank you to all members of our College community. Whilst 2020 and 2021 proved some tough times with lockdowns and Blended Learning, I think 2022 has proven to be an even tougher time in schools and many businesses.
With anywhere from 20-30% student absences, and similar figures with staffing, it has been extremely difficult to maintain continuity of learning for both students and teachers.
To the students, thank you for showing your commitment to learning and doing what you could to keep up with your learning and assessments.
To our parents, thank you for your patience and support as we navigated the ever-changing landscape of testing and isolation rules and protocols.
Most of all thank you to the wonderful staff of MacKillop College who took on extra classes, covered duties and tasks of those who were absent, answered an astronomical amount of emails to keep students up to date with their learning and planned and re-planned and planned again to do all you could to minimise the gaps in student learning.
In amongst all the challenges we faced however, the MacKillop community found the compassion to do all we could to support those in need, especially our peers and colleagues up north impacted not by one, but two, devastating floods.
We are blessed to be a part of such a wonderful school and parish community. Thank you to all, and may you have a blessed, restful and enjoyable Easter break with friends and family. Below is the timetable for Parish Easter celebrations.
Today's Easter Liturgy
Parent Partnership: Learning Conversations Parent Guide
In Weeks 1 and 3 of Term 2 we will be holding our Parent Teacher Learning Conversations. I strongly encourage all parents to attend these evenings, as it provides an opportunity to meet your child’s class teachers, find out a little about what they are learning and how they are progressing and give teachers’ insight into your child and their learning. Parents are most welcome to have their child attend the interviews with them if desired.
The nights form a critical part of the parent-teacher partnership that is so critical in ensuring your child’s success at school. To book please go to Assistant Principal - Learning and Teaching: Christine Harmer’s newsletter article below.
Enrolment Year 7 2023
On Monday, 2 May the College will host our Year 7 2023 Information and Open Evening. Year 6 siblings of current students are encouraged to attend the evening to secure their enrolment as spots are filling fast.
A large number of our wonderful current students have already signed up to showcase the wonderful learning and co-curricular opportunities on offer at MacKillop College and I thank them for their service and pride in their school.
Student Learning Profiles
Student Learning Profiles (SLPs), have been published today to the Parent Schoolworx Portal. Parents have received an email on how to access these. The SLP provides a snapshot of student's approach to their learning during Term 1. These can be discussed further at the upcoming Parent/Teacher Learning Conversations.
ANZAC Day March
All MacKillop students and staff are invited to March and honour our ANZAC heroes on April 25. Students are asked to meet at 9:30am on the corner of Horton and Williams Street. Students are to be in full correct formal uniform (ties optional). Students wearing incorrect uniform will not be permitted to march.
Year 7 - 11 Learning Conversations
In Weeks 1 and 3 of Term 2, we will be holding two Learning Conversations evenings in the College Hall on the junior site from 4:00pm-7:30pm for families with children in Years 7-11. Please be aware due to Covid restrictions this may change to an online forum/Zoom, based on current advice at the time.
As a guide we are asking for families with surnames from A-L to please book on Wednesday, 27 April and families with surnames from M-Z to please book on Monday, 9 May.
If these dates do not suit, or your child’s teacher is not available, I encourage you to make contact (phone or email) with your child’s teachers.
As per all conversations in relation to our students’ learning, we encourage your child to also attend the evening. These interviews are one part of the very important process of our students gaining the most from their schooling, and provide an opportunity for parents and teachers to meet to ensure open and collaborative communication which assists students not only in their learning but in their growth as young men and women.
In addition to class teachers Jo Pilgrim, Leader of Careers and Pathways will be available on both nights via the booking system.
You can now book interviews at times that suit via www.schoolinterviews.com.au and follow these simple instructions.
Surnames from A-L: Wednesday, 27 April (bookings will close the evening of Monday, 25 April)
Surnames from M-Z: Monday, 9 May (bookings will close the evening of Thursday, 5 May)
Please ensure you provide your full name, and your child’s full name, when entering your details.
When you click finish, your interview timetable will be emailed to you automatically - check your junk mail folder if you do not receive your email immediately.
Interviews are strictly 5 minutes and spaces are limited. If you require more time, please contact teachers directly to make alternative arrangements.
Parents can change their interview bookings any time prior to the closing date, by re-visiting the www.schoolinterviews.com.au website and using the event code. Remember to use the same name and email address you used when you made your original booking.
Assistant Principal, Learning and Teaching
Assistant Principal - Mission
“Let us live in such a way that when we die our love will survivemAnd continue to grow. Amen”
Christianity is a religion of events and things – not just ideas. During Holy week we celebrate the events and remember the things that are the foundation and cause of our faith and our community.
The events are the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The things are the bread, the wine and the Eucharist community.
The events begin with Palm Sunday, when we celebrate the coming of the realm of God – a realm in which leadership is equated with service.
Then, on Holy Thursday, we celebrate two things: Eucharist and Maundy. Eucharist is the greatest community act of all where people – two or three or hundreds – gather in Jesus’ name with him in their midst. Maundy, the washing of the people’s feet by the God of creation, turns worldly values upside down.
On Good Friday the world stops. All the grief, pain and desolation of humanity come together in one place and are given ultimate meaning. Our death is neither meaningless nor final because on Easter Day we celebrate the fact that Jesus rose.
In our religion the things associated with Easter are palms, bread and wine, water, feet, crosses, and candles. The events of this time are: catechumens entering the community through baptism, eucharist and confirmation; crosses carried and venerated, fires lit; the Exodus of the Paschal Lamb remembered and renewed.
For Christians this is the most eventful, celebrational, hope filled time of the year. It is the time when God’s realm and ours are most at one.
Introduction to Catholicism
After some months of learning about Catholicism, our fellow members of staff, Rob Denham and Zackary Bennett, were welcomed as full members of the Catholic Church last Sunday. Another recent member of staff, Adele Graham was welcomed as a full member.
As part of their reception, each stated their belief in the faith and teachings of the Catholic Church.
All three received the Sacrament of Eucharist for the first time. Through the Sacrament of Confirmation, each adopted a new Christian name as a sign receiving the Holy Spirit and of their self-chosen commitment to Christ and His Church.
Congratulations to our Student Representative Councillors and other volunteer students on their great efforts with the bake sale. All funds raised go to Caritas Project Compassion and to the Diocesan Flood Appeal.
Volunteer students, including members of the Student Representative Council will march in the Anzac Day Parade on Monday, April 25. All MacKillop College students are very welcome to join in the march. Any student marching with the school is expected to wear the formal school uniform. Any student wearing medals should have these pinned on the right side of their chest. Students will assemble at the corner of Horton Street and William Street at 9:30am. and the march will commence at 10:00am. The Commemorative Service commences on the Town Green at 10:30am.
Assistant Principal Mission
School Photo Envelopes
Students received their School photo envelopes in PC last Friday. If your student was away, they can collect their envelope from the College Office.
Photo day is Friday, May 6 (Term 2, Week 2). Students are reminded to wear their white uniform, and to please bring their photo envelope on the day and give it to the photographers. If you would like a photo of your children together, one sibling can collect a sibling envelope from the front office.
The Year 7 PC Team wanted to create an opportunity for teamwork amongst their PC and knowing, the students love a bit of fun and competition, we held a PC money line competition after our Year assembly last Wednesday which centred on the theme, Choose Kindness.
The result was phenomenal! There was an amazing, palpable positive energy in the hall as students worked together to line up their silver coins, marvelled at the generosity of each other’s contributions and measured their results. And the results were outstanding!
7O2s money line measured a whopping 40.1m (the length of the basketball court)
7I3s money line (short because it was comprised of dollar notes) amounted to $200.
All students present in these PCs were rewarded with a free ticket in our Easter Egg raffle.
PC teachers and I were so impressed by all of Year 7s generosity and synergy. Together they raised $946.50 for Project Compassion and the NSW Flood Appeal - an exceptional achievement and proof that together, everyone achieves more.
I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all Year 7 students and their families for the generosity and goodwill you have shown through your donations to the Project Compassion and NSW Flood appeal, especially through your support of the Easter Raffle for Caritas.
Special thanks to Amber Thompson, our Student Support Worker who generously took on the huge challenge of gathering all the wonderful chocolate donations and organising them into wonderful prizes!
There were a lot of very happy faces at the end of our raffle, with students showing outstanding school spirit in their fundraising efforts. Congratulations to all our winners, and thank you to everyone who contributed – your efforts will make a positive change in the lives of so many through Project Compassion and NSW Flood Appeal.
What a term! #WeThrive conversations in February between families and PC teachers, where we first began getting to know each other seems long ago, and so much has happened for our young people during their transitional experience to secondary school.
Year 7 has shown their resilience and strength in overcoming these challenges together. They have bound together as a caring community, shown support for each other, and have proved their willingness to keep moving forward!
Our first term together has definitely had its challenges but there have been many rewards and highlights along the way too. Making new friends, learning to work together with new faces, finding their way around a very large school, having lots of new teachers and undertaking a new variety of subjects are all achievements of which they can be proud. Cohort highlights have included positive Year assemblies, PC money line and Easter Raffle.
I’m sure there have been many individual achievements and successes that will be milestones as well; personally and educationally. Please take the time to sit and reflect with your child on their end of term progress report; affirm what they are doing well and chat about how they can address any areas that need work next term.
We close the school term and are invited to spend some time with Jesus and mark the important milestone of our faith to celebrate Easter; Jesus’ resurrection and the salvation of humankind.
Admittedly school holidays don’t necessarily hold the same appeal for working parents as it does for their children, but school holidays are vitally important! A break from usual routines is an opportunity to gain perspective on their problems, relax and recharge, explore and share experiences that reconnect them more deeply with families and friends.
Congratulations to the following students who have received a Leader of Pastoral Care Award: Eliana Ballard, Diarmuid Barltrop, Leah Hanson, Angelina Mifsud-Scriven, Lacey Ryan, Jesse Taylor, Declan McWhirter, Blaze Colthorpe, Samuel Browne and Layley Lewis.
I wish all Year 7, their carers and teachers a safe and relaxing Easter and holiday period – you have earned it. May you and your family have many shared moments of rest and recreation these holidays.
Year 7 Leader of Pastoral Care
Where has the time gone! It has been such a rewarding term with students flourishing and settling into life as a Year 8 student. A big thank you to all Year 8 students and their families for the generosity and goodwill you have shown through your donations to the Project Compassion and Flood Appeal.
As the holidays come around it’s an opportunity to relax but also enjoy yourself. A reminder that as we head back into Term 2 after a well-deserved break, students will still need to adhere to the Code of Presentation.
Hair should be clean, tidy, of a natural colour and worn off the face. Hair should not be of an extreme style. Hairstyles that draw unnecessary attention are not permitted, including but not limited to mohawks, mullets or shaved lines.
Makeup is not permitted in Years 7-10. Artificial nails, nail polish and false eyelashes are not permitted.
Students had a blast enjoying their last extended PC for the term. The PC classrooms were filled with laughter and smiling faces. It was such a pleasure to walk around to each group and experience the joy and happiness of the Year 8 group. At one point I found myself caught up in Bronwyn Averys “Just dance” activity. I quickly worked out I still can’t dance! Below are images of the morning and the fun was on display.
During the holidays students need this down time, as do their teachers, to recharge and return to school with renewed spirit and enthusiasm. On behalf of the Year 8 Pastoral Care team, I wish all students and staff a peaceful and relaxing break.
Congratulations to Chloe Kapila who has received a Leader of Pastoral Care Award.
Year 8 Leader of Pastoral Care
Extended PC Team Building Activity
Unfortunately, we had to postpone our team building activities that were planned for Extended PC due to the bad weather we had last week. We were still able to gather and enjoy a breakfast BBQ out of the rain. The activities will go ahead some time next term. Thank you to the PC teachers and buddies who helped out and to the parents who offered support and assistance. Hopefully in the near future, we will be able to have a bigger breakfast BBQ and invite parents and carers.
Canberra Excursion 2022
Andrew Evans, Leader of Learning HSIE, spoke at our Year meeting last week and introduced Year 9 to the Canberra Excursion. The excursion is booked for Term 4 Week 4, 31 October – 3 November 2022. The trip involves some activities in Sydney on the way down to Canberra, and then staying 3 nights in hotel/dorm style accommodation. This is a compulsory school excursion for all Year 9 students. More information will be out Term 2.
Term 2 - FRESH Start
There is no doubt that the holidays are the perfect time to relax, forget about school and spend some time having fun with friends and family. I just want to remind Year 9 that it can also be a time to reflect on Term 1 and make a conscious decision about some changes we want to make. A fresh start is always something that can be taken for granted, but starting Term 2 fresh can be very worthwhile. In my experience, the holidays are also a time where young people decide to adopt some kind of crazy and extreme hair style. Please be mindful that unfortunately the holidays are only 2 weeks long and that hair must comply with the Code of Presentation when the students return Day 1 of Term 2. Check the student diary for a copy of the Code.
I would like to wish everyone a safe, happy and restful Easter holidays.
Year 9 Leader of Pastoral Care
Week 8 saw Year 10 attend their respective retreats at either Bonny Hills or Stuarts Point, and their whole Year Mass at St Agnes' Church. The students participated in and completed a number of activities aimed at helping them to build and foster positive relationships with their peers and family. It was such a wonderful experience for both staff and students who were able to engage with one another in a much more personal context.
I'd like to extend a huge thank you to all staff and PC teachers who did such a fantastic job of supporting the students at both retreats and at the Mass!
I'd like to take this opportunity to wish all students and their families a very happy Easter, and hope that all students are able to relax after a very busy and challenging assessment period.
Have a great holiday and I look forward to seeing everyone next term.
Year 10 Leader of Pastoral Care
What a fantastic start it has been for Dance at MacKillop in 2022. Year 12 students have been working on their major study projects and Year 11 have explored their creative side through composition. Year 10 studied Bangarra Dance Theatre and the work ‘Bennelong’, focusing on analysis skills, and year 8 and 9 have developed their technical and expressive skills as well as an understanding of safe dance practice in their performance units.
Year 8 Dance students participated in a jazz workshop with Peter Gill from Port Macquarie Performing Arts. The students loved the high energy class and the opportunity to develop their jazz technique.
We have three CoCurricular dance groups running this year and students are enjoying working with Ange from Port Macquarie Performing Arts, preparing routines for both Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie Eisteddfods. Well done CoCurricular dance students for your participation and commitment.
Wakakirri rehearsals have begun and we are excited to be working with a Wakakirri facilitator. Wednesday afternoon rehearsals will continue throughout Term 2.
Any student interested in this fantastic collaborative and performance opportunity can get in touch with me.
CoCurricular Dance Teacher
Term 1 has come to an end and I am sure our Year 11 students are looking forward to a well earned rest. It has been a steep learning curve for many of our students as they adjusted to the rigors of senior schooling. Juggling the demands of day to day school work, homework, assessments, part time jobs, sport, music, drama, dance and of course COVID-19. I am very proud of each and every student for their hard work over the term.
The Drama students from Years 9 -11 put on a fabulous performance for the Shakespeare Showcase last week showing off their talents on the stage to their parents and friends. I was lucky enough to be there on the night and was very impressed by the display of talent on show. The Year 11 student’s performance was exceptional, and I have not laughed so hard in a very long time. Congratulations to Lenny Jenson, Ellie Fallon, Indiana Mayes and Chloe Pongos.
While the majority of students have been presenting to school every day in the correct uniform, there are still a number of students who have not been wearing the correct uniform. A few reminders regarding uniform for Term 2:
- No “mullet style” haircuts
- Hair must be of a natural colour
- No skate shoes are to be worn
- No facial piercings
Students are asked to check their uniform over the holidays and ensure you are meeting the College Code of Presentation ready for Day 1 next term.
Lastly, I would like to wish each and every Year 11 student and their families a happy and safe Easter break. I hope the Easter Bunny comes visiting and delivers plenty of chocolate to your door.
Year 11 Leader of Pastoral Care
Last week we spent some time hacking the happiness chemicals during the extended PC. It was a fun session which included some games and affirmations, and the common theme of “a little bit of kindness goes a long way”. We were aiming to be kind to ourselves AND kind to others. I took my inspiration from a staff newsletter we subscribe to, the VitalStaff newsletter.
The senior students were then treated to a Random Act of Kindness on Friday morning with free tea and coffee on offer as they arrived at school. The hot drink was complimented by a friendly chat with their Leaders of Pastoral Care. It was a lovely morning and the students were very appreciative.
We have also seen the generosity of our students this week with many bringing in easter eggs for our raffle, buying tickets and also enjoying a BBQ breakfast, with all funds going towards Caritas and our flood appeal.
It's been a big term for us, but it's been very valuable to take the time to think of others and put things into perspective. We continue to think of those less fortunate than ourselves, especially the Year 12 students in Lismore and surrounds as they navigate this difficult time.
Have a wonderful, restful holiday Year 12. Look after yourselves.
Year 12 Leader of Pastoral Care
Wellbeing - Behaviour Support
The Use of Language to Create a Restorative Culture
When at school and at home, teenagers tend to have this ability of saying or doing the wrong thing at the wrong time. That spontaneous outburst of words and actions, coupled with the absence of logical thought, unfortunately is received as rude, disrespectful or harmful, resulting in some form of corrective behaviour. As teachers and as parents, how should we respond?
The neo-cortex of the brain is our working memory, the place where we store our language/word bank. We file our word banks into compartments and each compartment is suitable for different contexts. We have a compartment of appropriate language we use for formal events and a different compartment for when we socialise with friends. For the example above, as teachers and parents, we have a compartment of language we use with our young people when they have made a poor decision. In this context, we need to fill this compartment with affective language that we share with our young people.
Affective statements are expressions of personal feelings, both positive and negative. Affective language offers an alternative to judgemental comments that may lead to confrontation and arguments. An “affective” teacher or parent does not criticise or blame, instead communicates how the young person’s behaviour makes them feel and how it impacts on others. The goal is to develop empathy and authentic attachment to the behaviour while strengthening the language bank of our young people so they become more equipped at expressing their emotions.
The characteristics of affective language include:
- The use of “I” statements to express your feelings associated with their behaviour
- Making the young person aware of the impact (positive or negative)
- Not protecting them from the consequences of their actions
- Being delivered in a personalised manner
- Always using a respectful tone
- Encouraging students to express their feelings
Examples of affective statement sentence that could be used at home or school include:
A young person shows an effort or improvement in their school work or homework
“I am pleased to see that you have improved your effort in class today. It is exciting to see you achieving success by completing the set tasks.”
A young person uses inappropriate language toward a peer/sibling
“I feel disappointed that you chose to use inappropriate words to vent your frustrations. Remember, to earn respect from others we need to use appropriate language.”
A young person shouts inappropriately at their parent or teacher
“I am quite upset that you have chosen to speak to me in this way. I feel I have always been nothing but respectfully to you, and deserve to be treated a little better than this. I would like to start our conversation again.”
A young person assists their parent or teacher
“I am very appreciative of the way you have assisted me today. Your help has made my life a little easier and that makes me feel supported.”
Leader of Wellbeing - Behaviour Support
“Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.”- Martin Luther
LINKS & FORMS
Senior Band STILE PAGE CLASS CODE X3JF9Y
Junior Band STILE PAGE CLASS CODE JSV9C8
The Collective Pop & Rock Praise Band STILE PAGE CLASS CODE G8V8S6
- Week 1 - Monday 25 April, meet at Bookface 9:00am. Contact Drumline Director Mark Spence, SAPPS Senior & Junior Drumline
- Week 1 - Wednesday 27 April, Period 1, College Hall, Senior Vocal Ensemble
YEAR 7 INFORMATION NIGHT
- Week 2 - Monday 2 May, 5:15pm - 6:15pm, College Hall, Junior Band and Senior Band
YEAR 7 MASS
- Week 5 - Tuesday 24 May, Period 1, St Agnes' Catholic Church, Collective Pop & Rock Praise Band.
Please contact Rob Denham with any questions relating to the co-curricular music program at MacKillop College.
Leader of CoCurricular Music
Term 2 Sport Programs
Year 9 & 10
Students in Years 9 and 10 Sport is elective sport this term. Students will participate in 8 weeks of Sport plus two weeks of athletics practice prior to our Carnival.
If students cannot attend Sport, they are required to provide a parent signed note to Erin Denham outlining why they cannot participate. If it is an ongoing injury or illness, a doctor’s certificate is required.
Representative Sport, Upcoming Events, Mackillop College Events and Registration
Three Surfing teams from MacKillop travelled to Newcastle (again) to compete in the annual High School Teams Challenge of Newcastle Surfest. Dealing with very challenging conditions and a reduced contest format, the surfers all competed admirably working with one team progressing through to the semi-finals. It was great to see the boy's passion for surfing and teamwork on display, and we look forward to the regional titles later in the year.
Thank you to Adam O’Brien for coaching the boys and to Dave Sinclair for driving our surfers to and from Newcastle safely.
It has been so nice to see our students being able to finally get out and about the last week or so and represent our School at Swimming, Surfing, Diving, Touch Football, Soccer and Rugby League. We look forward to hearing how our Divers and Swimmers went at the NSWCCC Swimming & Diving Championships this week.
Northern Country Rugby League Trials
The following students travelled to Tamworth this week to represent the Lismore Diocese at the Northern Country Rugby League Trial; Josh Power, Ethan Tombs, Hudson Harmer, Tim Broderick, Cooper Lorger, Beau Chegwidden, Briana Anderson, Tess McWilliams.
Congratulations to Josh Power, Hudson Harmer, Cooper Lorger, Beau Chegwidden, Briana Anderson, Tess McWilliams who were named in their respective Northern Rugby League teams to compete at the NSWCCC Rugby League Trials in Sydney next term.
This is by far the largest contingent of players to make these teams from our College and very exciting to see that there is now a representative pathway for girls to pursue their Football interests.
From all accounts, all of our students were fine ambassadors for our School and Diocese. The teams played three thirty minute thirds with all games tightly contested. The 18 Boys came away with 16-8 win over Hunter and the boys finished with a 24 all draw. The girls played extremely well and will relish in getting to trial for the NSWCCC team later in the year.
Thank you to Darren Harmer and David Sinclair for driving the students to Tamworth – we appreciate your support.
All registrations for MacKillop College sport teams will be completed by students via logging into the school Moodle page. Go to the Student Links tab on the left hand side and click on the Representative Sports Registrations link. Click on the relevant sport and fill out the google form.
Students will be notified through the morning notices of when to sign up, and when trials will occur.
Click on this link to register.
MacKillop College Cross Country
U13 and U15 Country Cup – Wood Street Port Macquarie
U14 Cochrane Cup – Wood Street Port Macquarie
U14 and U 16 Girls Katrina Fanning Cup – Wood Street Port Macquarie
MacKillop College Athletics carnival
Lismore Diocesan Events and Registration
Please note that the following sports are currently open for students to be able to sign up to or register their interest to trial. These sports have been advertised to students through morning notices over the past week.
Please click on this link below to register for the sports.
Date of event
Registration Closing date
North v South finals – Coffs Harbour
27 & 28 April
Cross Country – Grafton
Years 7-10 Boys and 7-9 Girls
Junior Football Gala Day – Coffs Harbour
Opens and U15s Boys and Girls Championships – Ballina
25 & 26 July
KO Opens and U15s Boys and Girls –
Lismore v Armidale
Depending on North V South final results
NSWCCC Events and Registration
Students MUST be registered for the event with parent and Principal approval (or Principal delegate).
Registration is through the CSNSW Sport portal. Details on how to register.
Please note that the NSWCCC Sport registrations for individual nominations for 2022 selections are open for the following trials:
Date of event
Registration Closing date
Opens – Eastwood
16 Years – Eastwood
26 & 27 April
Girls – Eastwood
Boys & Girls – Terrigal
Boys & Girls – Wagga Wagga
2 & 3 May
16 Years - Kareela
Opens – Menai
15 Years – Menai
15s and 18s – St Marys
20 & 21 May
Boys 19s and Girls 18s – Glenwood
25 & 26 May
14/15 Years Girls Development Day
Boys and Girls Selections - Bathurst
Boys and Girls Championships – Bathurst
Boys and Girls Championships - Bathurst
31 May & 1 June
Boys and Girls – Eastern Creek
Open Boys and Girls Championships – Port Macquarie
27 June & 28 June
For further information, go to the CSNSW Sport website Sport pages. https://csnsw.sport/
NSW All Schools Events
The selection for these events are a result of the NSWCCC events.
Date of event
Boys & Girls – Belmont
11 - 14 April
15s – Netball Central
NSWCCC Rugby camp - Narrabeen
Rugby v CHS
15s – Netball Central
Grafton and Jackadgery
21 - 24 May
7/8 Mid North Coast -
9/10 Mid North Coast -
Rugby v AICES – Narrabeen
30 & 31 May
NSWCCC Camp and All School 15 Touch – Narrabeen
3 - 5 June
Opens - Terrigal
Rugby v ISA – Oxford Falls
Opens – Netball Central
Opens - Glenwood
20 & 21 June
20 - 24 June
23 & 24 June
25 & 26 June
NSWCCC Country Rugby League Camp
Open – Newcastle
Congratulations to the following players on their selection for the 2022 Northern Eagles Junior program.
18 Girls – Charlotte Carrick; 16 Boys - Ethan Tombs, Cooper Lorger and Tana Marino; 16 Girls - Charlee Bailey; 14 Boys - Paxton Blake; 14 Girls - Darcie Gleeson, Claire Morris and Milla Swain; 12 Girls - Gemirah Fernando.
Congratulations to Noah Pociask who recently represented the North East Breakers Tennis team. 12 teams (the best in the State) competed. There were 5 Sydney metropolitan teams who are always very strong. The NE Breakers ended up narrowly missing out on a top 4 spot as they tied with equal amount of matches won. However, on a count back of games they had to play for 5th/6th spot against ACT. They won easily so got 5th overall. Noah was ranked 2nd in the team so had to play the 2nd ranked of all teams. Noah played 12 matches overall for the weekend, both singles and doubles. He won 10, lost only 2. We are excited to watch your progression in Tennis Noah – you certainly have a promising future ahead of you.
If your child has achieved outstanding sporting results in their community sport, we would love to hear about it. Please email myself, or your child’s respective Leader of Pastoral Care, so we can acknowledge these achievements.
If you have any questions regarding sport at MacKillop College, please do not hesitate to contact me either by email or phone at the College.
Leader of Sport
To order from the canteen:
1. Orders can be written out at the canteen (bags supplied free of charge)
2. Orders can be written out at home and handed in at the canteen
3. Download the Qkr! app and order on line
All orders to be in by 8:30am please.
Please remind your child/children if you have ordered for them, and what their order is.
If your child is sick and you have ordered, please phone the canteen (6583 2632) to arrange a credit.
Please note to change your child's year group when using the QKR! app to order lunch for 2022
Now available: Gluten free pies $5.00 and gluten free sausage rolls $4.00; these items must be ordered.
Monday 25 April
Pupil Free Day - ANZAC DAY
Tuesday 26 April
Katrina Bates, Anthea Romer and Elizabeth Jardine
Wednesday 27 April
Jaci Zimmerman and Amelia Brown
Thursday 28 April
Sue Ryan, Stacey Hyde and Tracey Reddie
Friday 29 April
Monday 2 May
Mayo Brumby, Sue Moore-Jones and Jodie Burge
Tuesday 3 May
Maggie Nash and Hahn Lee
Wednesday 4 May
Kate Perkins and Peta Clancy
Thursday 5 May
Rowena Beukers, Kelly Dingle and Renee Bullock
Friday 6 May
Jo Sexton, Mel Carroll and Leanne Hatherly
Canteen Help Needed
We are in need of some parent assistance for canteen. For more information and requirements on volunteering in the Canteen, or if you are able to volunteer, please follow this link.
Tuesday 7:45am-8:30am and Friday 7:45am-8:30am
Room 12 Main College with Elizabeth Robertson