Category: Curriculum

Melbourne Writers’ Festival came to the Resource Centre.

Today we enjoyed two Live Streams from Melbourne’s Writers’ Festival. For the first time schools have been able to listen to author talks without going into the festival, making it much easier to participate. Session 1: 26-Storey Treehouse, featured live stories and pictures by the much loved Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. Session 2: Darkness… Read more »

MacKillop congratulates VCAL Achievements

The VCAL Awards 2011 were held at Federation Square. Of the 24 awards presented by the Hon. Martin Dixon (Minister for Education), the College was acknowledged as the best VCAL Provider in three of them, namely: The VCAL Student Achievement Award – Senior Team Achievement, awarded to Lucy Daniels, Ben Hockley, Karl Gerada, Kate Murphy,… Read more »

Staff internal eLearning Professional Development

A number of staff at MacKillop College have recently taken part in their internal eLearning Professional Development day. MacKillop staff presenters works with two or three other staff members to develop their eLearning skills and also assist staff to develop projects or units of work to implement into the classroom. Some of the professional development… Read more »

The Le@rn Atrium – Anderledy Centre

Ms Kennedy’s Year 8 Class and Mr Exton’s Yr 10 Class enjoy the alternative learning space provided in the Andereldy Centre. Flexible furnishings and current wireless technologies allow for a comfortable alternative learning environment.  The students love this area and enjoy the different style of teaching and learning that is required in spaces like this…. Read more »

John the Baptist Resource Centre – JBC News

This month the Resource Centre hosted Tim Pegler, author of Five Parts Dead and Game as Ned. Tim launched the Premiers’ Reading Challenge in a lively presentation to the Year 7 students and spent some lunchtimes talking to students about reading and writing. He also worked with the Year 10 students who are currently studying… Read more »

MacKillop Tackles Cybersafety with eSmart

MacKillop College has registered to take part in eSmart, a guiding framework for schools to manage cybersafety and wellbeing. Funded by the Victorian Government, eSmart is an initiative of The Alannah and Madeline Foundation, a national charity committed to protecting children from violence.  eSmart will help teachers, students and the whole MacKillop community embrace the… Read more »

MacKillop Cake Decorating Competition

Last term, the students of the College were informed about the MacKillop Cake Decorating Competition. Over the Term 2 holidays, anyone wishing to participate were required to make either a cake or six cupcakes to decorate and bring in to school on the first day of Term 3. Ms. Mennie and Ms. Sidea received many… Read more »

Yr 10 VPP Reclink Football Grand Final

As part of the Yr 10 Vocational Pathways Program, ten students from the program are assisting Reclink in the running of their football Grand Final program. Reclink supports disadvantaged people in the community through sport and the arts. MacKillop students have supported Reclink in organising their football , cricket amd soccer programs events. Well done… Read more »

Year 10 / 11 Italian Excursion

On the 22nd of August 2012, 25 of the year 10 and 11 Italian students, Mrs Baggio, Mrs Rowlands and Ms Caligiuri were invited to attend a special movie screening of ‘Italy: Love it or Leave it’ at Xavier College in Kew. At 12.40pm we boarded the buses and made our 1 hour journey to… Read more »

Romeo and Juliet – A Performance to Remember

This term, as a part of our Year 10 English course we have been looking at Shakespeare and his work. Romeo and Juliet is a marvellous play that William Shakespeare wrote. I have loved reading, performing and watching Romeo and Juliet. I have learnt about William Shakespeare’s language and the rhymes he used in his… Read more »