Category: Our Catholic Identity

Opening and Blessing of La Merci

The La Merci Centre was officially opened and blessed by Archbishop Dennis Hart on December 1. Archbishop Hart commented on the beauty and diversity of the centre. He was particularly impressed with the outdoor learning spaces and our statue ‘In the beginning…’ Our College choir, SRC and College Captains assisted in many different ways to… Read more »

Fun at the Fair (Parish Fair)

Thank you to all the MacKillop students who worked so hard to make the St Andrew’s Parish Fair a great success. Thank you to the SMC students who assisted with the set up of the fair on Friday. Thank you to the students who gave up their time on the day to work on stalls,… Read more »

Remembrance Day Celebrations

        Today, four of our Year 9 students; Tess Exton, Cooper Barker, Amber Poole and Zac Perry, represented the College in the Remembrance Day service held in Watton Street Werribee. The students were proud to lay a wreath at the cenetoph in honour of all service men and women who fought and… Read more »

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 »

St Mary’s Campus ‘closing liturgy’

Today St Mary’s campus celebrated their ‘closing liturgy’ for Semester 1. The afternoon of celebrations commenced with a liturgy attended by Father Benneth and all members of the campus community. The liturgy allowed the students an opportunity to reflect on their semester and thank God for their unique experiences and deepened relationships. Celebrations continued with… Read more »

The Way of the Heart – Our Labyrinth

  The opportunity to develop the MacKillop College labyrinth came about as part of the construction of the Chapel of Saint Mary of the Cross. The Sacred Heart of Jesus was very important aspect of Mary MacKillop’s spirituality and this labyrinth allows us to explore the role of Jesus in our own lives in a… Read more »

Acknowledgement of Country

On Friday 27 May at lunchtime the College Captains unveiled the College’s Acknowledgement of Country. This coincided with the opening day of National Reconciliation week which held the theme of Our History, Our Story and Our Future.   Our Acknowledgement of Country was developed by MacKillop College in conjunction with First People Elder, Aunty Helen,… Read more »

Youth rally at MSJ

Last Friday evening, May 13, seventeen MacKillop students from Year 10, 11 and 12 attended a Christian Youth Rally at Mount Saint Joseph’s Girls school in Altona.  There were in excess of 200 students in attendance from Catholic schools in the local area including Mount Saint Josephs, Emmanuel College and MacKillop College.The rally was led by… 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 »

Year of Consecrated Life

Pope Francis announced that 2015 will be a year dedicated to the promotion of consecrated life, and is asking the church’s religious sisters, brothers and priests to “wake up the world” with their testimony of faith, holiness and hope. MacKillop College would like to give thanks for the contributions of all the Sisters of St…. Read more »