Category: Curriculum

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 »

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 »

Author in Residence

Author in Residence – Tim Pegler This week Tim Pegler, author of the novel Five Parts Dead came into the College; whilst here Tim spoke to all Year 10 students about this novel – their current text study. He ran a workshop with each class and students were able to ask questions about the text and… Read more »