Category: Student Wellbeing

R U OK?

The mission from R U OK? is to empower everyone to connect with people in our lives, whether family or friends, or your work colleagues and students. The aim is to create a community here at MacKillop College in which we can make meaningful connections with each other and support anyone who may be struggling…. Read more »

Tuning in to Teens™ Parenting Program

We are pleased to offer the Tuning in to Teens™ parenting program at MacKillop College commencing in Term 3. This program teaches skills to parents/guardians that, if utilised, may promote emotional intelligence in their teen. Through developing emotional intelligence, teens may experience improved communication, better regulation of emotions and problem solving skills. This six-week program… Read more »

Staff Professional Development Day

All MacKillop Staff were involved in what was a very rich and informative professional development day surrounding the theme “Resilience”. Beginning with a staff prayer gathering in the Chapel of St Mary of the Cross, we moved to the Moreno Centre to view an inspiring documentary film, directed by Tom Shadyac, called “I AM”. After reflecting… Read more »

Free SunSmart app.

MacKillop College in support of the Cancer Councils SunSmart program, are asking staff, students and families to download the sun smart (free) app onto your phone. It is important to check the daily sun protection times for your location each day on the SunSmart app for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app lets you know… Read more »

Football Finals Fever in the Resource Centre

The beginning of the AFL Finals Series was celebrated last Friday, in the beautiful library garden with a handball competition for students. After running a series of eliminations Ben Johnson, Shane Joachim, Anthony Daw and Sarah Daw were declared our winners. This week of course some of our supporters are a little disappointed, others are… Read more »

Unity Cup

The Werribee Football Club represented by Mackillop College boys and girls won its first Unity Cup Victorian Championships in the girls division on March 16th at JJ Holland Park, Kensington. The event comprised of 13 teams divided into boys division 1 and 2 and a girls division. Both teams went through the day with one… Read more »

Western Bulldogs EAL Cup 2013

EAL Boys Cup On the 7th of August Mackillop College’s Multicultural Football Team competed in the annual Western Bulldogs EAL Boys Cup. MacKillop has competed in all previous competitions and had finished runner’s up on occasion. This year the team made history by winning its first EAL Cup. The team was made up of boys… Read more »

Multicultural Dance Performance

On Saturday the 10th of November six girls from the Multicutural Dance Group performed at the Richmond Town Hall. This performance, in front of 200 people, was the culmination of 12 months work and practice. The girls performance was very well recieved. The work of Miss Zoe Titley, who has worked with the girls all… Read more »

Yr 10 Wellbeing: Driver Safety – a responsibility not a right

On Wednesday 12 September all Yr 10 students attended a presentation as part of their Wellbeing unit, “Driver Safety: a Responsibility not a Right”. The students listened to a guest speaker Salina Nightingale. Salina became a paraplegic in a motor cycle accident six years ago. Her life story including before and after the accident was… 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 »