MacKillop College Newsletter
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Term 2, Week 10, 25 June
School Holidays 26 June - 12 July
The Uniform Shop will be closed from Monday 28 June - Saturday 3 July for stocktaking.
There will be no online pick ups or posting during this week.
|Week 1, Term 3|
|Monday 12 July||Day 1||Staff Professional Learning - Pupil Free Day|
|Tuesday 13 July||Day 2||Students return|
|Wednesday 14 July||Day 3|
Year 10 Visit to Newman Senior Technical College, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Fuse Cup Mario Cart Competition, Xavier Catholic College Ballina
|Thursday 15 July||Day 4|
Co-curricular Music and Dance Showcase Matinee, Theatre 11:35am – 1:35pm
Fuse Cup Mario Cart Competition continues, Xavier Catholic College Ballina
Co-curricular Music and Dance Showcase, Theatre 6:00pm - 8:00pm
|Friday 16 July||Day 5|
|Monday 19 July||Day 6||St Joseph's Regional College Year 11 2022 Information Night, 6:00pm - 7:30pm|
|Tuesday 20 July||Day 7||Newman Senior Technical College Year 11 Information Night, 6:00pm - 7:30pm|
|Wednesday 21 July||Day 8||MacKillop College Year 11 2022 Information Night, College Hall 6:00pm - 7:30pm|
|Thursday 22 July||Day 9||Year 10 PASS Sydney Excursion|
|Friday 23 July||Day 10|
Year 10 PASS Sydney Excursion continues
National Drumline Eisteddfod, Gold Coast
Today we celebrated our Half-Yearly Academic Awards ceremonies. Congratulations to all students who received an award. Special congratulations to the following students who received our top academic award, the Gold Award for Outstanding Achievement.
Alexandra Bransdon, Jarrod Dingle, Megan Goldie, Phoebe Hagenbach, Ciarran McCallum, Charlotte Memmott, Zsofia Rohr, Mason White.
Aidan Archer, Sophie Bryant, Belinda Bugler, Annabelle Eakin, Miya Freeman, Georgie Healey, Sophia Horan Juzenas, Milly McGrath, Jamali Middlebrook, Liam Poppleton, George Worner.
Ross Aird, Seppe Beeckmans, Lorelai Champion, Emily Chan, Amy Hatherly, Sophia Hemsley, Euan Hoffmann, Lara Inman, Shayla Mitchell, Tara Mitchell, Aiden Moore-Jones, Fynn Slade, Abby Wagner.
Tia McGrath, Tess McWilliams, Jessica Michell, Lottie Wilson, Elliott Worner.
Josie Campbell, Alys Davies, Harley Sirovica.
ST AGNES PARISH SECONDARY SCHOOLS UNIFORM CHANGES TO COMMENCE JANUARY 2022
As you are aware, St Agnes’ Catholic Parish Schools (SAPSS) have been undertaking a review of the primary and secondary uniforms over the past 18 months. After much consultation and the wonderful work of the uniform committees, consisting of staff and parents from all our schools, some decisions have been made in relation to the uniforms from 2022 onwards. Student representatives were consulted, and tried the new items, in the final stages of the decision-making process.
Please be assured that for any changes there will be a transition period and any current uniform item already purchased will be able to be worn until the item no longer fits or is worn out.
The following changes will be implemented from January 2022:
*Two new formal white out-shirts will replace the current shirts.
*The grey mid-shorts will be replaced by formal black shorts.
*Black shorts and trousers will be an available option for all students.
*Year 7-12 Sports shorts with the SAPSS logo will be a new micro-fibre material.
*New black track pants with the SAPSS logo will replace the current tracksuit pant.
*A soft-shell black jacket will replace the current woollen jumper and tracksuit top and may be worn with both the formal and sport uniform.
*There will be new black SAPPS sports socks.
*There will be two new options of black formal ankle socks to be worn with the formal shorts or skirt.
*Ties will not be part of the Year 7-10 uniform and will be optional for Years 11-12 .
Updates on stock availability late in 2021 will be communicated via the College newsletter or the St Agnes' Uniform Store website at https://saus.org.au
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all parents for your ongoing support and all staff for your tireless dedication to the learning and wellbeing of the young people in our care. May all students and staff have a restful break and safe travels to families who are able to get away these holidays.
Parent Portal Access
Half yearly student reports will be distributed via the online Parent Portal today. We would like all parents to be aware of how to register for, and access the online portal.
Please see below for instructions.
In Week 9, six of our Year 11 students travelled to Brisbane to take part in the annual CSO organised 'Street Retreat'. This retreat offers students from the 12 secondary schools in the diocese the opportunity to work with the underprivileged and homeless in and around Brisbane City, awakening a greater sense of the call of Jesus to serve the poor.
Our students participated in different ministries which run in Brisbane each week, from feeding the underprivileged on the street through an organisation such as Rosie’s and Eddie’s Food Van, to working with them in the Emmanuel City Mission and the Salvation Army 'Street Level' ministry. Students assisted in sorting clothes and household objects at St Vincent de Paul, and took underprivileged children out for the day with the Vinnies Buddy Program.
One of the aims of the Street Retreat was to assist the students in building a network of like-minded students in the diocese, and this was certainly achieved with the connections that they all made from the different schools within the diocese, through participation in the ministries, as well as other social events that have become integral to the spirit of the Street Retreat event.
Our six students, Cameron Aird, Keira Bardell, Nic Bridle, Zara Brown, Daniel Maxwell and Olivia Nichols, were a credit to MacKillop College, showing compassion and a great enthusiasm for this wonderful Christ-centred event.
CONNECT AND BELONG
Last week, our Year 8 and Year 9 students each had a day of the 'Connect and Belong Retreat', facilitated by an organisation called 'Unleashing Personal Potential'.
Our society is longing for meaningful connections. Everything belongs. Our Connect and Belong Retreat allows all students to access the messages of connection, faith, belonging, gratitude, scripture, forgiveness, fun and relationships in an authentic way.
Our facilitators Lachlan and Cody lead the students through fun activities, which encouraged them to reflect on their connection to others, what they believe in relation to God, and the important effect they have on those around them. One of the key messages of the day was asking students to consider ways they can increase their connection, peace and love of others and God.
VINNIES WINTER APPEAL
Next term we will begin our Vinnies Winter Appeal, where we will focus on making life a little easier and warmer for those who do not have as much as we do.
We encourage everyone to think about sorting through their clothes over the holidays and decide what you could give to others (please ensure that they are clean and do not have any stains or tears).
When we give clothes to Vinnies, some go directly to people who need assistance with clothes, while the rest go into the Vinnies Shop, and the money made from their sale goes to assisting people with vouchers for electricity, rent and food.
We will also collect warm blankets if anyone has those to share.
This ministry is a really important one and so we ask everyone to carefully think how YOU can make a difference.
SHINE unites Youth Ministry students in Parish Secondary schools within the Diocese of Lismore. The Youth Ministry program is offered to Year 9 and 10 students, allowing those with a willingness to nurture their faith an opportunity for Christian fellowship and spiritual formation in the area of peer to peer youth ministry.
This two-day event combines elements of praise and worship, inspiring keynote speakers, student testimonies, small group discussions, interactive workshops, prayer, eucharistic adoration and mass. A feature of the gathering is peer-to-peer ministry, we welcome all Senior Ministry Team members to apply for roles: small group leaders, testimony and workshop facilitators.
SHINE is an integral part of the Proclaim Lismore Students continuum of Student Discipleship Retreats, and is expected to have over 550 participants, with Youth Ministry students from MacKillop College making up some of this number. Please join us in praying for its ongoing success.
Parents/carer’s will be sent the online forms to be completed for this event, and the cost will be billed in the next billing period.
Thursday 12 – Friday 13 August, 2021
St John Paul College, Coffs Harbour
SEACS School Evangelisation Strand
Consultant - Matt de Dassel
Education Officer - Kate Nestor
Year 9 and 10 Ministry Class students from across the Diocese.
Year 11/12 Senior Youth Ministry Team Students from each Parish Secondary School as available.
LEADER OF EVANGELISATION
Congratulations to Jasper Hall and Sara Markovic who have received a Silver Principal’s Award.
Congratulations to the following students who have received a Leader of Pastoral Care Award: Olivia Blake, Daisy Duncan, Aiden Finch, Isobel Galvin, Jasper Hall, Sara Markovic, Jamie Merrick, Jack Ryan, Alex Slavin and Mason White.
Congratulations also, to these hardworking students in Mr McMahon's Science classes.
END OF SEMESTER
It has been a great Term, with students flourishing and using their gifts and talents to highlight their strengths and potential, but students and teachers alike are ready for a well-deserved break. On behalf of the Year 7 Pastoral Care team, I wish all students and staff a peaceful and relaxing break. I pray that all remain safe and well during our holidays and into the future.
A reminder that next term students are required to continue wearing their College tie to school. The holiday period presents an opportunity to reassess the uniform needs of rapidly growing children, however, please be mindful of College uniform expectations if purchasing new items, particularly footwear and the upcoming changes to our College uniforms outlined in the Principal's article. Details of current expectations can be found in the Student Diary, pages 13 – 15.
Congratulations students on completing Semester One of high school. It is an achievement that is something to be proud of, but also a time to remember that a new semester brings new challenges; Semester Two brings an opportunity to start afresh. College reports are published today, and as was evidenced by our many, many award recipients at our ceremony this morning, overall Year 7 have worked to the best of their abilities in their first semester. Well done! The next challenge is to improve upon these achievements, no matter what they are.
Have a great break Year 7, see you soon!
YEAR 7 LEADER OF PASTORAL CARE
Term 2 is often referred to as a ‘tough term’. Teachers and staff are busy marking, writing reports, chasing up assessment tasks, coaching sport, supervising exams and planning for each lesson. Students are completing and handing in assessments and classwork, trialing for sport, doing homework and preparing for the day at school. Not to mention the many other tasks both teachers, staff and students complete on a day-to-day basis, but the end of Term 2 marks the half way point for 2021.
Ask your child these holidays if they have spent the last six months learning, listening and growing. Have they used their time at MacKillop College effectively and are they proud of what they have achieved academically, socially and spiritually? Sit and talk to them over the holidays about their half yearly report and their assessment results and see if there are any areas for improvement or development.
Bronwyn Avery has decided to continue in her learning support roll for the remainder of 2021 so I am happy and excited to continue as the Year 8 Leader of Pastoral Care for the rest of this year. I would like to thank Bronwyn on behalf of Year 8 and the PC team for her care and thoughtful management of Year 8 as they began their time here at MacKillop College over a year ago. She has set them up for success and I know that they appreciate her contribution to their education.
It has again, been a pleasure to work with Year 8 and their families and I look forward to the rest of 2021 in the same role. Have a safe and enjoyable break.
Congratulations to Fleur Jardine and Alexander Toth who have received a Silver Principal’s Award.
Congratulations to the following students who have received a Leader of Pastoral Care Award: Riley Hollis, Fleur Jardine, Tom Rosenbaum, Sophia Speers and Alexander Toth.
ACTING YEAR 8 LEADER OF PASTORAL CARE
CONNECT AND BELONG
Last Friday, students in Year 9 experienced a day of fun, learning, prayer and reflection. In many ways, the experience was like a one day retreat, albeit with a whole Year group of students. The theme, Connect and Belong, was presented over three sessions.
Connect with Others.
Everyone you meet knows/understands something you don’t. Learn from them.
- Recognise how connections help us to change and grow.
- Discover how to develop stronger connections.
- Recognise that forgiveness is a key part to any healthy relationship.
The Greatest Relationship…My Relationship with God.
God is always bigger than the boxes we build for God, so we should not waste too much time protecting the boxes. (Richard Rohr)
- Reflect on where and who God is in our lives.
- Mindfullly take time to slow down and be open to God’s presence.
- Consider ways to increase our connection, forgiveness and love.
I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. (Jn 10:10)
BELONGING - Many Parts of the Same World.
You will be the product of the five people that you spend the most time with.
- Consider our relationship to the world around us.
- Explore a sense of belonging and how we are all connected.
- Sharing our gratitude with others and our gratitude for others.
The day was filled with games, all of which were fun, many of which made a direct link as part of the intended learning. Students operated across a range of groupings – whole group, pastoral classes, small groups, pairs and individual reflection.
There were many quotes for students to consider and a number of video inputs as stimulus and prompts for the learning. In a simple prayer reflection time, students had the opportunity to both ask for and to give forgiveness.
I believe that many seeds were sown for the young people in Year 9. Development of these is the path to attaining full humanity. These experiences, if nurtured, may continue to develop across the span of their lives.
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY RIVER CLEAN-UP
In recent weeks, a number of Year 9 students chose to simultaneously volunteer for the World Environment Day River Clean Up and Clean Up Australia. In addition to this, these young people organised their own event. A driving force behind this action was Seppe Beeckmans, ably encouraged and supported by his family.
On Sunday 6 June, a group of seven students from Year 9, supervised by some parents, went to Fernbank Creek Road to participate in the action that they themselves had organised. The group worked long and hard, but also had fun doing something for their community. Amongst the many conversations through the activity was reflection with consternation on how people were able to literally dump their rubbish along the side of the road. There were interesting conversations between the youngsters about who would have done this, and what would have been caused by the recent floods and what was deliberately left behind.
After a number of trips to the waste management facilities, the young people and their parent supervisors celebrated their efforts with a sausage sizzle.
This is a most impressive effort from some fine young men and women.
Congratulations and thank you to Seppe Beeckmans, Rowan McIlroy, Jonah Meerten, Shayla Mitchell, Harmony Mitchell, Aden Toppazzini and Nate Warren. Congratulations also to their parents, who have encouraged and supported an attitude of service to the community and care for the environment.
YEAR 9 LEADER OF PASTORAL CARE
Halfway through the year. How exciting? How daunting? These are some of the reactions we may be getting from the students regarding the halfway mark. I think it is important to have a conversation with your child and instead of focussing on what they are saying, focus on how they are feeling and why are they feeling this way. Is it because they know they nailed semester one, and have a clear vision or goal going forward? Or is it that they have no idea and feel so overwhelmed with the future decision they have to make. Either way, it is important to support them and seek help or guidance if you feel your child needs it.
I hope that each student and family has the chance to have a break from their busy lives, and reflect on the semester and build on their successes.
On Wednesday, Newman Senior Technical College representatives spoke to Year 10 to give them a clear vision of what Newman Senior Technical College has to offer. This was great for students, as more information about various options they have gives them the opportunity to make an informed choice.
After some careful consideration Retreat Week has been rescheduled and will be held from Monday 23 August - Friday 27 August (Term 3 Week 7). Retreat Week is one of the most important compulsory events in the Year 10 calendar, and is always a highlight for the cohort; where friendships are strengthened, reflection and growth occur and positive memories are made.
Students will be split into four groups of approximately 55 students, allowing for a more personal two-day retreat experience, and will either attend the Francis Retreat or Stuarts Point Convention Centre on Monday and Tuesday OR Wednesday and Thursday during this week.
The same process will happen for this retreat as it did for the last retreat. Students will be asked to organise their groups and then will be allocated a venue. This is a compulsory event that students will thoroughly enjoy however if students are unable to attend they will need to email the Principal, Cath Eichmann, explaining why your child is unable to attend.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask your child's PC teacher, Marg Gobius or myself.
Week 1, Wednesday 14 July 12:00pm - 3:00pm: Visit to Newman Senior Technical College.
National Minimum Standards testing for the remainder of the day. Students received an email about this last week and will need to download the relevant apps.
Week 3: Monday 26 July, MacKillop College Subject Information Day
Week 3: Thursday 29 July, Subject Interviews (done individually during class time)
Week 7: Monday 23 August to Friday 27 August, Retreat
Year 10 Textiles students have recently designed their own project. The students were studying non-apparel and created a bag or book cover during their 14 week project. Drafting the pattern and constructing the product were the main components of the task. Students were able to learn and incorporate the skills of batik resist dyeing, patchwork, embroidery and applique.
YEAR 10 LEADER OF PASTORAL CARE
TERM 2 WRAP UP
I have to say that this last week has felt like it's gone forever but yet there hasn't been nearly enough time to get everything done! We really are getting down to the business end of 13 years of schooling. On Friday, I met with the students and discussed the importance of treating this holiday period as time away from school but not time away from school work.
The Trials are hard, and in my humble opinion, harder than the HSC. You have less time, and often you are learning content right up to the Friday before Trials begin. You must set realistic expectations for yourself and acknowledge that there is a chance that you won't know everything, and that's okay. Everyone is working under the same conditions. The best plan of action is to determine the base knowledge you will need in each subject and get about knowing that. Once you have this sorted start adding on, whether it be case study examples, statistics, additional research etc, and then the third thing to add if you still have time, is completing practice responses and papers.
Students are best during the holidays to treat the week days as normal school days. Make a study plan, get up each morning and do two or three separate sessions throughout the day leaving your evenings and weekends free to get some down time.
Students are encouraged to check the google form they have access to which will let them know when teachers are opening up the school library for a bit of supervised study. I recommend that they check this the night before as this is subject to change. I also encourage students to make contact with their teachers if they have questions but they need to be aware that it is the holiday period and their teacher will respond when they are able which might not be until close to school returning.
I acknowledge that it is hard to stay motivated but the reward will be worth it.
Have a great weekend!
Good luck to the parents, especially over the holidays trying to walk the delicate line between knowing when their children just need an extra push and knowing when to encourage them to take a break!
YEAR 12 LEADER OF PASTORAL CARE
STUDENT WEBINAR SERIES
Building on 15 years of running award-winning school workshops, Project RockIt has launched a new series of interactive webinars to help young people thrive - on and offline.
Project RockIt has now made available webinars for students in Years 7-9. This series is all about empowering young people to challenge (cyber) bullying, support peers, navigate the online world safely and develop tools for digital wellbeing. Through critical thinking and reflection-based tasks, students will build a toolkit of strategies to make the most of the online world, while looking out for each other and creating meaningful connections.
See the flyer below about how your young person can get involved.
MAKING THE MOST OF THE HOLIDAY BREAK
Two weeks’ holiday is a time for students to break from the stress cycle. A break from usual routines are an opportunity to gain perspective, relax and recharge, explore and share experiences, which reconnect them more deeply with families and friends.
Holidays can also be challenging for some young people. Without the usual routines of school, they may not get to see their friends which can leave them feeling bored, unsupported, upset and sometimes anxious. It’s important to stay healthy and look after yourself. There are a number of ways to do this:
- Eat well to help sleep and maintain energy levels.
- Sleep well, as a regular sleep routine keeps us energised and motivated.
- Be socially active and involved to keep and build on existing friendships.
- Play, because devoting time to just having fun can recharge our batteries and reduce stress and anxiety.
Parent support is very important during the holiday period. Below is some information to help you support young people to stay in a healthy headspace in school holidays.
May you and your family have many shared moments of rest and recreation these holidays.
LEADER OF WELLBEING
DANCE AND CO-CURRICULAR DANCE
It has been a fantastic term for our Dance and co-curricular dance students.
Year 11 and 12 dance students recently participated in a workshop with Sydney Dance Company at the Glasshouse. This was a great opportunity for students to work alongside professional dancers. Students thoroughly enjoyed the experience, valuing the opportunity to further develop their skills and knowledge of safe dance, dance warm - up, technique exercises along with exploring creativity and compositional techniques. Further to this students learnt repertoire from Sydney Dance Company’s ‘Impermanence’ which a number of students took the opportunity to watch on stage at the Glasshouse.
Year 12 Dance students completed their HSC Dance practical trials at the end of term. Their hard work and consistent commitment to their performances, compositions and interview preparation certainly paid off. Some outstanding work was presented and students should feel confident moving forward as they prepare for their HSC in Term 3. Well done girls!
The junior co-curricular dance groups along with the Year 11 Dance class performed at the Coffs Harbour Eisteddfod. It was a fantastic day out and the students enjoyed the opportunity to perform on stage! The groups have been working hard this term learning and polishing their routines. Absolutely fantastic performances against some very strong competition. The Monday co-curricular group consisting of students from Year 7 to Year 9 placed 4th and the Year 11 Dance received a Highly Commended. All groups performed beautifully and showcased their talent and professionalism. Miss Ange and I are so proud of what you have achieved! We can’t wait to see what Term 3 brings!
The library has commenced a new reading program called 'Dachshund Reading'. Seven dachsunds visit the library each week and listen to the students read. The dachshunds are very patient listeners and have formed a bond with the students. There is a real sense of connection between the dogs and the readers. The students are working alongside the dogs to improve their fluency, inference, comprehension, vocabulary, writing, questioning and skim reading.
The dachshunds are becoming very familiar guests in the library. They love to sit on the comfy lounges and go for a walk around the book shelves. Their good behaviour is rewarded by the readers giving them doggy treats.
We are very fortunate to have Jean Ballands and Carol Stromheyer and the dachshunds commit to the reading program at MacKillop library.
“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
Rehearsal is on the first day back next term. It is important that all choir members attend this rehearsal to ensure they are prepared for the showcase concert.
MUSIC AND DANCE SHOWCASE
The Music and Dance Showcase concert is scheduled for Thursday 15 July (Week 1 Term 3). This is the major performance event for the year. All ensembles have been working hard during Term 2 to prepare repertoire for this concert.
SAPSS MARCHING BAND, DRUMLINE & COLOUR GUARD AT RIDE THE WAVE
Well done to all involved who performed at the Ride the Wave festival and at Town Green on the weekend. The drumline and colour guard performed exceptionally to a massive audience and used this opportunity to fine tune repertoire to present at the national percussion eisteddfod early next term.
CO-CURRICULAR MUSIC & DANCE SHOWCASE
- Week 1: Thursday 15 July, 6:00pm - 8:00pm. All Ensembles including the SAPSS Drumline and Colour Guard.
NATIONAL PERCUSSION EISTEDDFOD
- Week 2: Friday 23 July to Monday 26 July, St Stephen’s College Gold Coast, SAPSS Drumline.
Please contact Rob Denham with any questions relating to the co-curricular music program at MacKillop College.
LEADER OF MUSIC
YEAR 9 and 10 TERM 3 SPORT SELECTIONS
Students completed their sport selections this week for Term 3 Sport. These selections have been emailed to students.
MACKILLOP COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVE SPORT
If your child registers for a Representative Sport at any level (School, Diocesan, NSWCCC) and can no longer attend can you please notify the relevant person so our attendance records are accurate.
- MacKillop College – Erin Denham (Leader of Sport) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Diocesan Team - John Coociola (Leader of Sport Lismore Diocese email@example.com
- NSWCCC Trial or Team – Robert Rush or Ann-Marie Miranda (CSNSW Sport) Robert.firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW TO REGISTER FOR A MACKILLOP COLLEGE SPORT TEAM
To register to trial for a MacKillop College sport team follow the steps below.
- Log into the school Moodle page.
- Click on the Student Links tab on the left hand side.
- Click on the Representative Sports Registrations link.
- Click on the relevant sport and fill out the google form.
- Listen to notices and check your emails for relevant trial information.
Click on this link to register for current sport programs available.
NSWCCC Sport Registrations 2021 for Pathway Sports
Registrations are via the CSNSW.sport portal.
For instructions on how to register go to – Guide For Parents – Sport Registrations >>
For further information, go to the CSNSW Sport Website Sport pages.
Lismore v Armidale Under 15 Knock out Coffs Harbour
Under 14 Cochrane Cup
U15 STATE HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Congratulations to these Year 9 MacKillop girls: Amy Hatherly, Sophia Hemsley, Bella MacCullagh, Teyha Nash, and Lauren Nichols, who represented Port Macquarie Hastings in the U15 State Hockey Championships in Lithgow on the weekend. Not the result we were hoping for but they fought hard all weekend, the biggest hurdle was the cold!
The girls played 5 games over the weekend, mainly late afternoon or evening where the temperature remained in the single digits. This was the first time for Teyha at this level and she kept up with the best of them. Lauren as the 'injector' hit the short corners hard, fast and true then backed up the striker in the circle. Bella was the main goal scorer, taking the ball down the field, attempting many shots at goals. It’s hard to believe that not once but twice, the ball connected with the goal post and not into the net. Sophia in the centre field turned the ball over continuously especially in the final play - off game, managing to get it to our strikers time and time again. As first runner out of the nets, Amy foiled all attempts by the opposing teams to have a clean shot for goal, taking the ball from them and clearing it out to our end.
Congrats to all the girls for a brilliant effort and never giving up!
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
Monday 12 July
PUPIL FREE DAY
Tuesday 13 July
Deborah Hallen and Roslyn Brockhurst
Wednesday 14 July
Christine Pees and Hahn Le
Thursday 15 July
Jaci Sarno &and Stuart Ward
Friday 16 July
Deborah Ward, Kristine Fallon and HELP PLEASE
If you can spare one hour once a month to help at the canteen it would be greatly appreciated, please follow the link below, or ring Canteen Coordinator Maxine on 0432 179 365.
Help is needed from for service from 11:00am till 11:30am or 1:35pm until 2:00pm.
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 put 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. We are currently having our volunteers spend quite a bit of time searching for students who have not collected their lunch orders.
If your child is sick and you have ordered, please phone the canteen (6583 2632) to arrange a credit.
School ties are available to purchase from the canteen for $20.00
Homework Hub - Senior Campus
From the Mathematics Vault
Welcome to our weekly Maths Vault!
We will provide a mathematics problem for solving, with the answer published the week after underneath a new problem. Good luck!
PARENT SEMINAR - Dr Michael Carr-Gregg
This evening will be a great opportunity for professionals and parents to meet Dr Michael Carr-Gregg on the evening of Monday 12 July at Port Panther's. Cost is $10 per person which is substantially subsidised by the Hastings Valley Community of Schools. Dr Carr-Gregg will take questions from the audience during his session.
Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite - Click Here