Category: International Programs

Benvenuti in Australia

Term 3 is a big term for Mackillop’s international programs, and to start this exciting term, we welcomed six students from our friendship school, Istituto Tirinnanzi, in Legnano, Italy, in Week 1. These students will spend the whole of Term 3 at the College in Year 11 classes while staying with families of MacKillop students…. Read more »

Host a Japanese student

Wanting to support wonderful exchange opportunities for our young people? Want opportunities to broaden your own families experiences? Thinking about hosting a overseas student? The read on …

Overseas Trips 2018 Information Evening

An Information Evening regarding the proposed overseas trips in 2018 was held at Moreno Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday 29 March. Many parents and students were present at the evening to find out more about these exciting opportunities offered for the Year 10 and 11 students in 2018. Currently MacKillop College is planning three overseas trips… Read more »

Sapporo Seishu High School Visit 2

Time flies when you are having fun. We have already had to say Sayonara to our friends from Sapporo Seishu High School after only greeting them a week ago. On Monday, all the Seishu students came to school with stories to tell about the weekend they had spent with their host family. Some students enjoyed… Read more »

Seishu High School Students Visit

The last few days have been very exciting for the College as a group of 11 students and 2 teachers are visiting the College from our Japanese sister school, Sapporo Seishu High School. The Japanese students arrived on Wednesday afternoon and started their homestay experience from that evening. It is an exciting time for the MacKillop host… Read more »

Italian Student’s Sovereign Hill Excursion

On Thursday 8 September five Italian exchange students and their host students from Year 8 – 11 went on an excursion to Sovereign Hill, an outdoor museum in the historic gold mining city of Ballarat. They went there to immerse themselves in the 1850s gold rush days which is a defining era Australia’s history. We were very lucky… Read more »

International Students Update

Our Italian and Japanese international students are well settled into the Australian school life and enjoying the experience. They were privileged to experience MacKillop Day in its full glory. The weather could not have been better. The feedback about the attractions, the offerings, the food and generosity of spirit was all positive. In fact one student asked if… Read more »

Japan Trip 2016 Update 12

Everyone was early for breakfast today and there seemed an air of excitement. We were off to ‘the happiest place on earth’ – Disneyland. After shuttle bus, one train and another we were moving with the crowd as signs of Disneyland became more prevalent. It is with a lens of wonder and awe that this… Read more »

Japan Trip 2016 Update 11

Today was intended to be a relaxing day before our visit to Tokyo Disneyland. A much needed sleep in, a late breakfast and the teachers had already established a meeting place, as they usually do, for us to be briefed or debriefed regarding what we were doing or just did. This included the custom of… Read more »

Japan Trip 2016 Update 10

We left our luggage in the foyer so it could be transported to Tokyo to save lugging it around as part of our long day of travelling to Tokyo tomorrow. Then we headed for breakfast knowing that Miya-jima Island was waiting for us. We set off and called into the Lawson convenient store for snacks… Read more »