Category: Curriculum

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 »

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 »