MacKillop College Newsletter
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Term 3, Week 8, 9 September
Year 12 2022 Graduation
On Wednesday, 21 September we will celebrate the Graduation of our 2022 Year 12 cohort.
All Year 12 parents and families are invited to join in the celebrations.
9.30am: Graduation Mass at St Agnes’ Catholic Church
10.45am: Morning tea in the Senior Canteen area
11.45am: Celebration of Excellence Ceremony in the College Hall.
Parents and carers please be aware that the College office will be closed between 11:30am - 1:45pm on Wednesday, 21 September as we celebrate the graduation of Year 12.
If you need to drop your child late to school or collect them early, please avoid these times.
Year 12 Success: Callback Nominations
Callback is a selection of outstanding performances and projects from Higher School Certificate Dance students. Two of our Year 12 Dance students have been nominated for possible inclusion in the 2022 HSC Showcase.
Maddison Reed has been nominated for her Core Performance, Core Composition as well as her major study performance work. This is an outstanding achievement for a HSC student.
Ruby Berryman has been nominated for her Core Composition. Well done to Ruby on her success.
Both girls are very talented dancers and should be very proud of their achievements.
I also congratulate Jamanda Eggert who has given an enormous amount of support to our Dance students.
Below we have some other incredible Major Works from our HSC Creative Arts & TAS students.
Wishing all the Father's, Grandfather's, Guardian's and those who take on the Father role in our College community a belated Happy Father's Day for last week. We hope you felt appreciated on your special day.
Assistant Principal - Learning and Teaching
Term 3 has proven to be very busy for all year groups in the College.
Year 12: As Year 12 finish their last term at the College, teachers are busy finalising reports and preparing their students for the HSC. Final reports will be issued on Wednesday, 21 September via Schoolworx.
Year 11: Year 11 are fast approaching their end of year exam block. It is recommended that students arrive at least 30 minutes prior to their exams to ensure they are calm and organised. All students are reminded that they will need their student card for every exam. Furthermore, Year 11 students have been emailed an Expression of Interest form if they wish to study an extension subject in Year 12. This application form closes today.
Year 10: Thank you to all Year 10 students for the mature way they have engaged in the subject selection process. We are currently in the process of working through different combinations, and for those students continuing at MacKillop College we hope to send subject confirmation letters in the coming weeks.
Year 9: All Year 9 students would have received their NAPLAN results on Monday. Well done to all students on their application in these assessments.
Year 8: Year 8 have recently selected their electives for 2023. We are currently in the process of finalising classes for next year and students will be notified of their choices in Term 4.
Year 7: All Year 7 students would have received their NAPLAN results on Monday. Well done to all Year 7 on their application towards these tests. Furthermore, I have been busy visiting Year 7 PCs this week and will continue into next week to talk to Year 7 about selecting their electives for Year 8. All parents and students will be emailed a letter outlining the options available and process for selection next week.
Assistant Principal Learning and Teaching
Parent Talk, an initiative of the Council of Catholic School Parents (NSW/ACT), provides some very helpful information for parents and carers. The latest issue includes tips for parents to support their child during the HSC, access to free Headspace wellbeing webinars and a cyberbullying webinar facilitated by the eSafety Commissioner.
I encourage all parents and carers to click on the link and browse through the latest issue.
Assistant Principal Pastoral Care
The world needs us to not lose sight of our compassion and generosity
or our active seeking of ways to help,
make a moment meaningful and ask, “Are you really OK?”
Yesterday, Thursday 8 September was R U OK? Day - a day dedicated to inspiring and empowering everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them by starting with the question “Are you really OK?”.
The value of a deeper conversation is timely and worthwhile to keep in touch with what is really going on in that teenage mind.
Yet as we all know, having a meaningful conversation with young people in high school can be trickier than when they were younger.
Parenting experts suggest:
Make time and space to talk. Get comfy and sit beside them on the couch or outside or whilst you are doing an activity such as cleaning up the kitchen or walking. Remove distractions such as phones. These all signal that you are present, you want to listen, and you are ‘there for them’.
Allow your child to talk and use you as a sounding board. You don't need to fix their problem or make them feel better; just listen. Try not to judge what they are saying. Just nod and say things like, 'Ok', 'Ah ha', 'Yeah'. This will let them know that you're listening positively and will encourage them to keep talking. We all sometimes just need to ‘vent’, get stuff off our chests, whinge, complain, or let our family know we’ve had a bad day. We don’t need anyone to give us a solution or to ‘fix’ a problem; we just need someone to remind us that we are loved and supported. Your child needs the same opportunity, they are looking to feel loved and supported.
If you feel the urge to suggest a solution, to give them a lecture, or to try and solve their problem for them, try saying instead:
- "That sounds tough, do you want help to find a solution or do you just need to get it off your chest?"
- "How did that make you feel?"
- "And then what happened?"
Be empathetic. Talking so young people will listen starts with understanding the situation from their point of view. Your teen is more likely to keep coming back to you to talk about things if you make it clear that you are on their side, even when they’ve made a mistake. You can do this by saying things like:
- "I can see why you're so (frustrated, sad, annoyed)."
- "How did you feel about that? Yeah, I think I would have felt like that too."
- "Why do you think (the other person) did/said that?"
Talk often. Take the opportunity to really check in with your child regularly about the little things that are going on in their life. By remaining positively engaged in their life, it will be easier to have difficult conversations when the need arises. Knowing you are ‘there for them’, to listen to, love and support them, then they are much more likely to see you as someone to turn to first when they need help in working through bigger problems. One of the joys of parenting is seeing the interesting and maturing person they are becoming.
Dad of two Paul shares how he connects with his teenage daughter Thoma and gives her support without pushing her one way or another. His main advice? Don't be a plumber or a policeman, meaning don't offer a solution or take action straight away; support your teen to figure it out and just listen. See: Reach Out: How Paul and Thoma talk about serious stuff
Learning from you about how to talk will also help your teen have a meaningful conversation (even if it is difficult) with a friend or someone they would normally see at school but haven’t heard from them.
We value the vital support of parents and carers of our young people and PC teachers are happy to offer that same support if you feel the conversation needs to be extended.
Congratulations to the following students who have received a Silver Principal’s Award: Anna Harmer, Dylan Keane and Ben Spencer.
Congratulations to the following students who have received a Leader of Pastoral Care Award: Zeke Anderson, Eliana Ballard, Zachary Bibel, Hunter Campbell, Hunter Clark, Blaze Colthorpe, Flynn Daly, Frieda Dudfield, Philippa Eakin, Rhys Evans, Elijah Geddes, Leah Hanson, Anna Harmer, Ebony Hassett, Amelia Heery, Jackson Hollis, Dylan Keane, Nessa Kinchington, Lucas Maher, Baylyn Maitland (x2), Lucas Manning, Angelina Mifsud-Scriven, James Owen, Milly Platt, Isabelle Reed, Ava Ribot De Bressac, Lily Rowlatt, Lacey Ryan, Benjamin Spencer, Julia Helena Streegan, Kate Thompson, Sierra Westbrook and Daniel Zhong.
Year 7 Leader of Pastoral Care
Year 8 Mass and Catch the Wave Day
Tuesday last week the Year 8 cohort had the opportunity to come together to celebrate Mass focused on our theme for 2022 - finding happiness in making others happy.
During Mass and Catch the Wave Day students were invited to think about how they have grown as individuals and built relationships with those around us over the course of this year. It was a time to reflect on how our actions can make a difference in the lives of others, and how they have made others happy in their day to day interactions.
The Catch the Wave Day operated as an introduction and invitation to the work of student discipleship. Six young adults, working in our secondary colleges as Youth Ministry Officers, facilitated the sessions. They played games, gave personal testimony of their faith journey and spoke of the opportunities and commitments involved in joining a Ministry focused Religious Education class. The metaphor of catching a wave was used for students to consider where they were currently in terms of their own faith and where they might wish to be.
Thank you to all the student and teacher helpers that made the day so special.
Congratulations to Chloe Kapila who has received a Silver Principal’s Award.
Congratulations to the following students who have received a Leader of Pastoral Care Award: Cooper Beukers, Abbie Brennan, Flynn Burrage and Meredith Davies.
Year 8 Leader of Pastoral Care
Year 9 students will travel to Sydney and then onto Canberra on this compulsory excursion as part of their History program from Monday, 31 October to Thursday, 3 November 2022.
Please note: Year 9 students are not required to attend school on Friday, 4 November 2022.
Details of the excursion are outlined in the link below and can also be referenced on the College website under the Parents & Families/Excursion Information tab for future reference.
A reminder that the online permission form must be completed no later than Friday, 9 September. If your child is unable to attend, please contact College Principal Cath Eichmann via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Students in Year 9 have requested information relating to study skills. Mr Coelho from 9 Oxley 3 has taken the time to speak to each of his nine classes about the importance of study skills and has sent home the following link: Webinar on Note Making.
We have also found a great resource: How to Study Effectively: 12 Secrets For Success.
Congratulations to Jardine Fleur who has received a Leader of Pastoral Care Award.
Year 9 Leader of Pastoral Care
Safer Driver Course
Behind The Wheel offer a safe driver course for our young people who are looking at getting their driver's licences. See below for more information on how to register.
Congratulations to Emily Galvin who has received a Leader of Pastoral Care Award.
Year 10 Leader of Pastoral Care
Last Wednesday, 31 August, students in Year 10 and 11 Textiles classes had the opportunity to travel to Newcastle to attend a workshop by Speaking in Colour which focused on Indigenous Australian perspectives and uses of textiles.
Students wove a creative bracelet and viewed other woven pieces by local Aboriginal artists. They also visited both Alie Jane and Bree Lacey stores on Hunter Street, which both stock local Newcastle designers and allowed the students to see the creativity of both designers in action.
Finally, students viewed an exhibition by Artist Susan Doherty at the Timeless Textile Gallery. The students were intrigued by her wrapped and bound textile pieces which captured her inspirations from her travels. This showed how textile designers can blend both cultural and contemporary inspirations to create unique and exciting works. Students found this a valuable and worthwhile experience which strengthened their understanding of Textiles and Design.
The Preliminary Exams will take place in Weeks 9 and 10 of this term at the College for all Year 11 students. The exams will run from Monday 12 September until Tuesday 20 September. During this time, students will be able to access a Flexible Timetable which means they are only required to be at the College when they have an exam. Students may elect to stay at school in between exams in the middle of the day or come to school to study when they do not have an exam. If they are planning on coming into the College to study or are staying in between exams they will need to sign in and out of the JMC when they are studying and not be moving around the school or carpark. It is a recommendation for all students to arrive early for exams to avoid stress and risk missing allocated time for each exam. Students will need all their own equipment for each exam as they will not be allowed to borrow any equipment. Student ID Cards will also be required for every exam.
As mentioned above, our Year 11 students will have their Preliminary Exams taking place during all of Week 9 and Monday and Tuesday of Week 10. There are a number of activities planned for Year 11 during the remainder of Week 10. The details are as follows:
Wednesday: Return to school in formal uniform:
- Year 12 Graduation Mass at St Agnes'Catholic Church (Year 11 students will also attend)
- Guard of Honour to farewell Year 12
- Celebration of Excellence for our graduating students (full College event in the MPC)
- Year 11 chip lunch together ($2.00 each)
- Year 11 PC Trivia Challenge in the Lochinvar
Thursday: Stoney Aqua Park (full day excursion for Year 11)
Friday: Year 11 do not have to come to school (start of holidays)
All of the events on Wednesday and Thursday are compulsory school days for Year 11. It is essential that all Year 11 students attend school on Wednesday so we can celebrate the Graduation of our Year 12 students after 13 years of schooling.
The excursion to Stoney Aqua Park is also a compulsory school day and will be a wonderful opportunity for our year group to spend the day together and build community spirit and celebrate the end of their Preliminary studies. I look forward to plenty of fun and laughter on the day.
There was plenty of fun and laughter coming from the Lochinvar these past two weeks with the Year 11 and 12 PC Volleyball Challenge taking place. Each PC entered a team in the 4 Way Competition with the pride of the Year 12 students at stake. The competition was fierce and a lot of fun. It is always great to see our senior students letting off some steam and getting involved in PC activities.
Senior Retreat Term 4
The Senior Retreat in Term 4 is a highlight of the school year for both our students and staff. It provides our students with the opportunity to reflect on their journey so far, look to the future and enhance connections with each other and our staff. Students will attend the three day Retreat at either St Francis Retreat at Bonny Hills or Stuarts Point Convention Centre.
The Retreat will take place from Wednesday 2 November to Friday 4 November (Week 4). It is important for students to be well prepared and clear work and sport schedules for the above dates as this will be their last ever school retreat and is a compulsory excursion.
Details of the Retreat and venue details will be available in early Term 4.
Please do not hesitate to contact me at the College if you have any questions or concerns regarding the Senior Retreat for your child.
Year 11 Leader of Pastoral Care
The last couple of weeks are a mixture between madly studying and filling the gaps with fun. During lessons teachers are revising and preparing students for the exams. I continue to work daily with students on stress and time management. Refining ideas of effective study and planning study timetables. In between lessons we have been playing fun games, some from their junior high school years like "The Hunger Games" and others that they haven’t heard of before, all with the aim of creating a laugh and a few more memories from their last couple of weeks of high school.
Over the past two weeks we have been playing PC volleyball against the year 11’s which was great fun with a huge crowd each lunch time. Then we asked the staff to play against us and it was also lots of fun. Sadly for the teachers, year 12’s came out victorious, even with some rather obvious help from our referee.
Next week we have more fun planned; the Year 12 Sports Awards, PC touch football, a trip down memory lane, one last shared chip lunch (a long-time favourite) and a final out of uniform day with a theme of 'What I want to be when I grow up', which is only for Year 12 and staff. Then in our final week we will have a PC lunch off site, we will paint our hands on the tunnel wall and spend a day at Stoney Aqua Park before the final Mass and Celebration of Excellence on Wednesday. All of this has been outlined in a letter to parents.
Students have been asked to locate their ties, ensure their full school uniform is looking good before next Wednesday and to remind parents to please fill out the permission forms as quickly as possible so we can all be together for those last few events.
Mrs Pilgrim has been working hard with the students to ensure they have university applications filled out and in particular the early entry has been addressed. The closing date for these things is looming.
It is an interesting time for Year 12 students, some are sad, some are scared, some are excited beyond control. Their future is closing in fast when they leave the safety of school where they have been for 13 years and head out into the real world as young adults. I am sure many parents share these feelings as they think about their children growing up and possibly moving away.
Please contact me at school if there is anything more we can do to support your child at this stage.
I look forward to celebrating with you all at the final Mass and Celebration of Excellence on Wednesday, 21 September. Mass begins at 9.30am at St Agnes Parish Church, then we have morning tea for students and parents back at school before the Celebration of Excellence begins. It will be lovely to have parents involved and attending again after the past few years of Covid conditions.
Then we can celebrate again at the Year 12 Graduation on 11 November at Panthers when the HSC is finally over and the students have graduated.
Year 12 Leader of Pastoral Care
This week MacKillop participated in R U OK? Day. A national day of action dedicated to reminding everyone to ask their peers, family and friends if they are okay, and giving them an easy process to support someone who is struggling with what’s going on in their world.
Step 1: Ask R U OK?
Step 2: Listen with an open mind
Step 3: Encourage action
Step 4: Check in
On their website, the organisation explains that 'R U OK?' is a harm prevention charity that encourages people to stay connected and have conversations that can help others through difficult times in their lives. Our work focuses on building the motivation, confidence and skills of the help-giver – the person who can have a meaningful conversation with someone who is struggling with life.
This week we asked the MacKillop community to not just do the ‘Australian’ thing and say “Hi, how you goin’?” as we walk past, but we encouraged all to ask someone how they are really going, to ask them are they really okay?
I am having a lot more open conversations with students about mental health and suicide prevention. Our young people are very conscious that many are struggling. The word is getting out there, days of action like this are definitely increasing awareness, conversation and the knowledge that every day is a good day to ask someone if they R OK?
If you would like to learn more go to https://www.ruok.org.au/
Have a wonderful weekend.
Leader of Wellbeing - Social and Emotional 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
Junior Music Recital
The annual Junior Music Recital was staged last Wednesday, which provided an opportunity for students taking tuition on an instrument either at the college or privately at home or elsewhere in the community to perform to family and friends.
Students and families in attendance enjoyed the relaxed and supportive atmosphere of the recital and we're all grateful for the opportunity to perform under the direction and leadership of Cara Stewart (MacKillop College music teacher, ensemble director and instrumental tutor).
Congratulations and thank you to all student performers, Junior Band, Junior Percussion Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble and soloists Macey Arkinstall, Lara Inman, Tara Mitchell, Judson Insall, Gilbert White and Jiya Jamu.
The Voice MacKillop: A Musical Theatre Song Contest
The Voice MacKillop 2022 will take place on Thursday, 17 November in the College Theatre. In this concert the college Musical Theatre Company and Pit Band will perform musical theatre repertoire from stage musicals such as Grease, Matilda, Queen, Hamilton and Six. In addition, four competition finalists will sing their winning entries to a backing track in front of a live audience who will vote for a winner on the night! A gold coin donation will be required for audience members to vote.
Students interested in taking part in the competition are to complete the linked entry form, submit their video performance and provide a $10 entry fee. All details are provided on the linked entry form.
All proceeds raised from entries and from the concert will be contributed to the College Christian Outreach Program.
If you have any further questions or concerns please contact Mr Denham.
Rehearsal Changes in Term 4
Please note the following changes to the ensemble rehearsal timetable commencing Term 4.
Tuesday mornings - Musical Theatre Company & Pit Band (formerly Senior Band)
Monday mornings - College Band (this rehearsal has moved from Thursday morning to Monday morning)
Percussion Ensemble - A restructuring of the junior and senior percussion ensembles will take place during term. Mark will arrange for students to rehearse on Tuesday OR Thursday mornings. These rehearsals will appear in the timetable as Percussion Ensemble.
Links & Forms
- Week 8 - Sunday 11 September, meet 4.15pm at St Agnes' Catholic Church for a 5.00pm start. Mass concludes at 6.00pm. Collective Praise Band & Singers
YEAR 12 Graduation Ceremony Rehearsal
- Week 10 - Tuesday 20 September, 3.15pm - 3.45pm, College Hall. Collective Singers and Choir.
Year 12 Graduation Mass
- Week 10 - Wednesday 21 September, Period 1, St Agnes Church. Minibus will transport students to and from Church from MacKillop College. Collective Praise Band & Singers.
Year 12 Guard of Honour
- Week 10 - Wednesday 21 September, Lunch 1 - Senior Dumline Students to meet on the senior oval.
Year 12 Graduation Ceremony
- Week 10 - Wednesday 21 September, Period 3 and 4, College Hall. Collective Singers and Choir.
Please contact Rob Denham with any questions relating to the Co-curricular Music program at MacKillop College.
Leader of Co-Curricular Music
TERM 4 SPORT 2022
Please refer to the College website for the Sport Programs for Term 4 Year 7-10 Sport.
Year 7 will spend the first week at the Olympic pool and will then be playing a combination of Rugby League, Basketball and Netball.
Year 8 will complete a combination of Recreation Walking, Learn to Surf and Kumiai Ryu Martial Arts (self-defence) for the first three weeks, and then SRC proficiency at the Olympic pool. The final week will see Year 8 students attend either Ten Pin Bowling, CrossFit 2444 or Planet X.
Students will be emailed these programs.
Year 9 and 10 students completed their sport selections in Week 7 for Term 4 Sport. These selections have been emailed to students.
Year 8 Term 4 Sport Program to be advised in Week 10.
NSW Netball Schools Cup – Regional final
Congratulations to our Year 9/10 Girls Netball Team who finished in first place last week at the NSW Schools Cup North Coast Regional finals. It was a very tough day from the start to finish.
We managed to come in first place at the end of the rounds on the basis of points for and against.
We lost to Coffs Harbour by one point and were very worried how this would affect the finals and who we would play. We ended up playing St Paul's College in the finals and won, which meant we would play Bishop Druitt College Coffs Harbour in the Grand Final.
I was so proud of the girls and their fighting spirit all day. This game in particular just proved their skill and determination to take out the win.
I can honestly say leading into this day I knew if we were going to win, it would be with this team of amazing netballers. Our team consists of Tallara Duck, Piper Wilson, Emma Burge, Ella Hogan, Emily Ryals, Andie McGrath, Claire Pieren, Brianna Moloney & Lara Inman.
We now head to the State Championships in Sydney and hope to finish in the Top 8.
Best and Fairest was Claire Pieren. With so much talent in one team, with many representative players and even our very own CCC player, we look forward to the next match.
Congratulations to our 9/10 Boys Netball Team who had a great day at the NSW Schools Cup Regional finals. This competition is open to schools in all sectors and progression to the next level is limited only to the winner or these regional finals.
A big thank you goes out to our umpires for the day Grace Dawson, Molly Kirk, Lane Jordan, Meredith Davies and Makayla Mott. They not only did a great job but without them, our teams are unable to compete.
The 9/10 boys had a strong day, winning a spot at the state finals in Sydney after a tough day. Their pathway was no fairytale, having a loss in their round games but the boys rallied and showed great spirit in their finals, coming out strong against Wingham and then SCAS.
The boys in this team are Xavier Proud, Toby Harper, Tana Marino, Joseph Post, Riley Harmer, Cooper Lorger, Tobias Toohey, Josh Bell, Sam Blain and Tom Ryan.
Best and Fairest for Regional finals was Joe Post.
All students represented the school with great sportsmanship and we are very proud of them. This is an awesome achievement for school netball and the next level will see this team competing for a top 8 position in the state for this competition.
7/8 Boys A
Congratulations to all the boys that played in the 7/8 Boys Netball Schools Cup.
The 7/8 Gold Team played two round games against Taree High and St Clare’s. The team lost against Taree High 9-4 and then beat St Clare’s 11-0, finishing the round games as second in their pool.
In the crossover finals they versed St John’s Paul College and had a great win 13-3. This led them to the finals where they had to compete against Taree High again. This was a very exciting match; when the final whistle blew the score was even so the game continued in extra time and didn’t finish until one team was leading by two goals. MacKillop were victorious and finished the competition as Regional winners and they have now qualified for the next level in Sydney.
All the boys displayed great teamwork, sportsmanship and perseverance every game.
The team consisted of Noah Pociask, Cruz Lewis, Sam Ramke, Jesse Andrews, Jack Merrick, Harley Cottom, Flynn Burrage, Jack Ryan and Riley Bates.
Congratulations to Jack Ryan who was best and fairest for the day.
7/8 Boys B
Congratulations to the following boys who recently completed in the regional finals of the Netball Schools Cup: Sam Ayton, Cooper Dekker, Noah Gunn, Jack McGrath, Mitch McGuinness, Bailey Rowlatt, Chase Thompson, Arthur Schmude and Alex Slavin.
All players are to be congratulated on their sportsmanship and commitment on the day. Starting the day with a convincing win was encouraging but unfortunately we had losses in the other two pool games. It was obvious all boys enjoyed the day and improved their netball skills.
MVP for the day was awarded to Arthur Schmude.
Two weeks ago 87 MacKillop College students travelled to Coffs Harbour Stadium to compete at the Lismore Diocesan Athletics Carnival. This was probably one of the strongest teams that we have sent in the past few years, with 25 students placing first or second in their event.
|Oliver Munro||Cara McIlroy||Ben Spencer|
|Jake Morgan||Preston Davis||Diarmuid Barltrop|
|Dylan De Domizio||Freycin Hostettler||Liam Jones|
|Elliot Worner||Cody Mills||Jack Randall|
|Flynn Daly||Maeve Kinchington||Cassidy Pieran|
|Archie Kay||Kiana Osmond-Dreyer||Charlotte Taylor|
|Maddie West||Charlie Power||Madison Johns|
|Tallara Duck||Will Pamplin||Fleur Sherlock|
It was fantastic to see our athletes in action and performing at their best. The comradery and support between our students had such a positive vibe. Special congratulations to the students below that were named as Diocesan Age Champions or Runner Up for their respective age groups.
|13 Year Boys Runner Up||Flynn Daly|
|15 Year Girls Runner Up||Maeve Kinchington|
|16 Year Girls Age Champion||Tallara Duck|
|17+ Year Age Champion||Elliot Worner|
|17+ Year Runner Up||Will Pamplin|
Good luck to all of our students that will head to Sydney to represent the Lismore Diocese at the NSWCCC Athletics Championships on Monday, 12 September.
Thank you to the parents that came along to support our athletes and to Gretel Worner, Col Coelho and Ann Palmer who ran the High Jump event. Your skill and expertise always makes for a smooth day.
Athletics Team Manager
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.
Harry Wells 9s Boys – Wood Street Port Macquarie
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
Diocesan Boys and Girls Championships – Coffs Harbour
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: csnsw.atlassian.net/servicedesk/customer/portal/2/article/198901765?src=584134009
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
Sydney Olympic Park
For further information, go to the CSNSW Sport Website Sport pages. https://csnsw.sport/
Congratulations to Charlee Bailey, Jenna Bryan, Penny Sprague and Milla Swain who won the U16 League Tag grand final last weekend. The girls were undefeated all season.
Sam Blain (Year 10) has been selected in the Australian Basketball Under 16 squad. He will attend a camp at the AIS in September to see if he makes the final team. Congratulations Sam and good luck!
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 September
Vanessa Aird, Nuicole Galea & Jenny Murray
Tuesday 13 September
Chris Pees & Emily Duffy
Wednesday 14 September
Danielle Sen Gupta & Roz Brockhurst
Thursday 15 September
Kaylene Monckton, Verena Grandy & Hannah Temple
Friday 16 September
Jane Keegan, Sam Harrison & HELP
Monday 19 September
Chris Pees, Amanda Lorger & Trish Carr
Tuesday 20 September
Vanessa Wilson, Sandy Green & Louise Moore
Wednesday 21 September
Judy Ryan, Sarah Dahalenberg & Bec Eakin
Thursday 22 September
Sue Ryan, Stacey Hyde & Tracey Reddie
Friday 23 September
Mel Collins, Priscilla Turnbull & Jen Wickham
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 8:00am 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.
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