Category: Curriculum

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 »

eSmart training day

On Wednesday the 21st of August, MacKillop College was able to host an eSmart training day for teachers from a variety of primary and secondary schools in support of The Alannah & Madeline Foundation. Lisa Harkin and Tarryn Kennedy were able to represent our school at the professional development day which offered teachers an opportunity… Read more »

EcoMacK student environmental group successfully restarted in 2012

MacKillop College successfully restarted its student environmental group, EcoMacK, in 2012, after a 4 year hiatus. More than 30 students joined over the course of the year and advertised events at school assemblies, in the daily information sheet and in the College newsletter. EcoMacK successfully ran a Sustainability Week for the first time in July… Read more »

Yr 9 Class Art Competition

This week Yr 9 Main campus students participated in their class Art Competition. The quality of the art work was excellent, and is currently on display in the Winella building. The winner of the competition was Emma Rose Francavilla and Georgia Gardiner from 9 Maroon and 9 Silver, but the real winners were all the… Read more »

We are on our way to becoming eSmart!

At the start of the year we advised that our school had registered with eSmart – a comprehensive approach for managing cyber safety and dealing with bullying and cyber bullying in school communities. We are pleased to let you know that we have completed the first phase of our eSmart journey. Having planned many activities… Read more »

Yr 10 Vocational Pathways Program

Forty Yr 10 students took part in the Vocational Pathways camp in the Grampians last week. Whether it was bike riding, rock climbing or abseiling the students showed a willingness to listen, co-operate with each other, and extend themselves outside their comfort zone. They will gain a lot from the experience that they will be… Read more »

Wellbeing Drama Festival

On Wednesday the 12th of June a group of MacKillop students took part in the Catholic Education Office Wellbeing Drama festival. The festival is organised to promote student wellbeing issues. This year was the first year that MacKillop College took part and the title of our performance was My Own Type of Fabulous. On the… Read more »

Yr 9 St Marys Community Connections program

As part of the St Mary’s curriculum students are asked to look at the United Nations millennium goals and select a goal to raise about. Students in 9 Purple chose achieving universal primary education as their focus goal. In particular the class focussed on the Aboriginal education in remote areas of Australia. The students raised… Read more »

Author visit- Richard Harland

Last week Richard Harland visited Mackillop as part of his Victorian schools’ tour, promoting his latest novel Song of the Slums. The publishers Allen and Unwin describe it as “an absorbing, page-turning story about fame, changing fortunes and music, set in an alternative Victorian world, from the brilliant creator of Worldshaker.” Richard spoke to a… Read more »