Category: Curriculum

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 »

National eSmart Week at MacKillop College

From Monday 7 to Friday 11 of September, MacKillop College along with hundreds of other schools around Australia, participated in the inaugural National eSmart Week. As an initiative of “The Alannah and Madeline Foundation” this week aimed to celebrate and raise awareness of cybersafety and digital literacy, as well as reduce cyberbullying and increase the… 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.

MacKillop students visit Deakin University

On Thursday the 25th of Feburary, 10 students from MacKillop’s MathBusters class, along with Mr A Westgarth, visited Deakin University in Waurn Ponds. They were given a tour of the Centre for Intelligent Systems Research (CISR) lab by Dr Kyle Nelson. During this tour the students learned about the growing use of robotics in today’s… Read more »

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 »

Top Arts – MacKillop Art Student’s display in NGV

Congratulations to Katrina Valciukas, whose 2014 VCE art works are to be displayed in the National Gallery Victoria (NGV) in recognition of her VCAA Top Art selection. We also congratulate Mr Mark Tagliabue, Katrina’s VCE art teacher, who supported Katrina in developing such beautiful pieces of work. Top ARTS will open on 19th March – 28th June 2015… Read more »

Year 8 Maths is FUN!

All of the Year 8 students are currently working on a unit of work focusing on fractions, using challenging tasks to develop problem solving skills and perseverance. The unit provides the students with the opportunity to explore, both individually and in groups, how to solve a particular problem and to share their answers with the class…. Read more »


Every year for over a century, millions of young Victorians have been bringing French poetry to life in Australia. The Berthe Mouchette Competition is a unique and memorable experience for your Year Seven students, seen here learning their poem for the Competition on June 4th.    

Language Perfect Visit – LOTE

On Monday 16th March, the Language Perfect team visited MacKillop College. Some students met with the creator of the website and were able to share their experience and ask questions. Language Perfect is an online programme which our languages students are using to learn and revise vocabulary, but also to access grammatical tasks and past… 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 »