Category: Social Justice

St Vinnies Winter Appeal

In Term 2, to support those in need amidst the freezing weather, Mackillop College students and staff donated food and clothing items to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. In the spirit of true solidarity and compassion, over 100 baskets were filled, containing winter essentials such as warm clothing and blankets, along with a… Read more »

We Celebrate Harmony Day

On Monday 21st of March, MacKillop College and Australia celebrate Harmony Day. Harmony Day is about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. It is a day for all Australians to embrace cultural diversity and to share what we have in common. The central message for Harmony Day is that ‘everyone belongs’, reinforcing the importance of inclusiveness… Read more »

MacKillop joins in on Remembrance Day celebrations

Monday the 11th of November was the 95th anniversary of the Armistice which brought  round an end to World War One. To commemorate this event the two Year 9 Main Campus History classes made their way into the Shrine of Remembrance to participate in the memorial and activities which followed. The students were joined by many… Read more »

Multicultural Cup

On Wednesday the 9th of October the boys and girls Multiculural Cup AFL teams particpated in the State championships. Both teams had won their regional competitions at the Western Bulldogs. Both teams had a great day facing very good competition with teams representing Essendon, Carlton and North Melbourne. The boys finished 4th on the day… Read more »

Caritas – Op Shop

The 2015 Social Justice Captains had the idea to run an op shop for Year 12 students where all the goods being sold are donated by the Year 12 cohort. All of the profits made by this event will be donated to Caritas Australia, and goods that aren’t sold are expected to be donated to… Read more »

Year 12 VCAL – Wyndham Lodge Awareness

As a part of our Year 12 PDS VCAL studies, we were required to do a project that helped a community in some way. We decided to work in conjunction with the Wyndham Lodge Aged Care Centre. The group raised money by selling donuts and decided to use that money to renovate the Wyndham Lodge’s… Read more »

Visit of Bishop Lako, Bishop of Southern Sudan

Yesterday, the College hosted Bishop Santo Lako, Bishop of Southern Sudan. Anumber of other visitors came including Monsignor Roko Taban, Fr. Samuel Akock and members of the Catholic Education Office. The Bishop is currently touring around Australia following the ordination of the first Sudanese born Australian priest, Deacon George Piech Meat. Bishop Santo Lako sought… Read more »

Yr 9 St Mary’s Campus – “Food Day” Fundraising

As part of the St Mary’s program the Campus Senate members have organised two campus food days. The dim sim day was held in conjunction with the dodge ball tournament. This gave spectators something great to eat while watching their classmates compete. Thanks to the help of staff and students, these two days went along… Read more »

Vinnies Winter Sleepout

On June 20th, MacKillop’s College captains invited students and staff to rise to the challenge of experiencing what it is like to be homeless for one night in winter by holding a St Vinnies School Sleep Out. Over 35 students participated from every year level, including the seven college captains who conducted a workshop on… Read more »

Year 7 Caritas Coin Trail

As a part of fundraising for Caritas, we challenged all Year 7 classes to participate in a Coin Trail. We were delighted that all classes were willing to participate. The competition took place at the TWC at lunchtime on Friday the 23rd of March. The total length of all the trails combined was 90.32 m! In… Read more »