Category: Academic Achievement

VCE Academic Achievement Awards

Congratulations to our VCE Academic Award Recipients. It was a special night last Thursday evening when Mr Peter Ryan , VCE Leader, presented the VCE Academic Achievement Awards for 2017. Our congratulations go to all of our worthy recipients however a very special mention must be made of Maddy Monkman, who was the 2017 Dux… Read more »

Japanese Language Year 10 Winners!

The Year 10 Japanese class of 2017 have won the Japanese Language Teacher’s Association of Victoria Video contest for 2017. The students put together a 5 minute film about the benefits of studying Japanese Language. It is creative and clever. We hope you enjoy it!  

Vote for MacKillop in final for G20 Summit Stamp Competition

MacKillop College has entered a national competition to design a postage stamp that will commemorate Brisbane’s hosting of the G20 Summit in 2014.  The winning design will be unveiled by the Prime Minister or his representative and will also be transformed into a piece of Australian history going into circulation during Australia’s host year of… Read more »

MathBusters exploring collapsible solids

Last week, students in the MathBusters class created three dimensional cubes that can be folded and “collapsed” into a two dimensional square. They looked into the combination of shapes that allowed this and also completed some further research into the properties of three dimensional shapes and how they change as the shape is adjusted.

VC&D goes 3D

Menelo Maverick Menor, Year 12 student in Mr Tagliabue’s Visual Communication and Design class, was the first student at MacKillop to officially use our 3D Printers in the production of his VCE folio. Maverick taught himself Blender, a 3D designing software program, then used one of the four College’s 3D Printers to create his model of a car… Read more »

French “Dis-moi 10 mots” Project

Every year the “Dis-moi 10 mots” project showcases 10 words to raise awareness about the French language, and in March 2015, the Alliance Française de Melbourne invited all primary and secondary school students to celebrate the French language through photography, video, drawing and poetry. Eunhoo Sea from Year 8 entered the competition and her photo “Zénitude… Read more »

We are eSmart

Our school is proud to announce we are now officially an eSmart school. Since we first registered with the program, we have introduced many new policies and activities to improve the way our school manages cybersafety, bullying and cyberbullying. We feel confident our students, staff and the wider school community are now well supported to… Read more »

Yr 10 and 11 Study Skills

Yr 11 and 10 students have been taking part in a study skills program over the past week. These sessions are part of a number of lunch time student programs that will run over the next 2 terms. The focus of the study skills session is to assist Yr 10 and 11 students who are… Read more »

Year 7 Da Vinci Decathlon

On Monday the 25th of June, 16 students from 7 Green travelled to Overnewton Anglican Community School for one of the 2012 Da Vinci Decathlon Regional Finals. The Da Vinci Decathlon is a competition which has ten challenges. The students were placed into two teams, the Tenison Woods and Mary MacKillop teams and given challenging… Read more »

Annual Dante Alighieri Poetry Competition

On the 29th of May, 75 Italian students from years 9 – 12, took part in the annual ‘Dante Alighieri Poetry Competition’.This is a competition where our Italian students have the opportunity to recite an Italian poem.  It is not necessarily a poem written by Dante Alighieri himself, but from a variety of Italian poets…. Read more »