Major Information System Changes

Our present eWorkSpace Parent Portal and Student Learning Management System (LMS) will be retired at the end of 2019. After a rigorous investigation into alternative solutions by our Intranet / LMS Selection Panel, the College has decided upon SEQTA as its preferred provider. SEQTA is a collaborative teaching and learning ecosystem which provides for the needs of all of the major stakeholders in our learning community i.e. students, parents/guardians and teachers.

SEQTA offers us a wonderful opportunity to better provide those services that best serve improved academic and student wellbeing outcomes for all of our students. The initial implementation of the SEQTA environment will occur at the beginning of 2020 and will take approximately two years before full services are available. Of course the essential information services pertaining to staff awareness of your child’s medical notes, attendance and elements of reporting and assessments will be met from the outset.

Some practices and procedures may change as we roll out the system and some procedures may only be interim until we get systems up and running but please be rest assured that all people impacted upon will be given sufficient notice prior to any changes.

We will keep our community informed as to these major developments at the College as we move forward into 2020 and beyond.

SACCSS Year 8 Premier League Grand Finals

On Thursday 21 November, two teams will play in Year 8 Premier League Grand Finals.

Girls Basketball v. Emmanuel at Altona Stadium (1:30pm start)
Girls Netball v. Salesian at Eagle Stadium (1:20pm start)

SACCSS Year 8 Premier League Semi-Final results

Boys Basketball – St Monica’s 51 def. MacKillop 21
Girls Basketball – MacKillop 44 def. Kolbe 38

Girls Netball – MacKillop 51 def. Penola 18

Girls Volleyball – St Monica’s 3 def. MacKillop 0

*The Girls Basketball and Netball teams will play in their Grand Finals next Thursday 21st November.

SACCSS Year 8 Premier League Semi-Finals

The following Year 8 Premier League Semi-Finals will be held on Thursday 14 November.

Boys Basketball v. St Monica’s at Craigieburn Sports Stadium (1:20pm start)
Girls Basketball v. Kolbe at Craigieburn Sports Stadium (1:20pm start)

Girls Netball v. Penola at Eagle Stadium (1:15pm start)

Girls Volleyball v. St Monica’s at Leisure City Epping (1:15pm start)

Digital Literacy components

Wall and Ryan (2012) divide digital literacy into three components: one, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Literacy; two, Information Literacy; and three, Critical Literacy.

ICT Literacy refers to the ability to use technological tools; Information Literacy refers to the skills to access, use, organise, create, present and evaluate information; while Critical Literacy refers to the ability to think critically and problem-solve in order to learn.

An understanding of these digital literacy components allows students to be capable and knowledgeable users of digital information in a safe and ethically viable manner. Students require the ability to investigate, create and communicate, while managing and operating technology to meet learning needs in both literacy and numeracy experiences. They need to understand the personal, cultural and social implications of appropriate use, along with the notion of lifelong learning – developing confident, creative, active and informed citizens for the 21st century.

The ability to work collaboratively beyond school learning environments is also important, as is the ability to adapt to new technology that is developed over the current student’s life time. The ability to problem-solve, and apply existing knowledge and understanding, will be essential to learners of today so that they remain active, informed and digitally savvy individuals in the future.

Wall, J., & Ryan, S. (2012). Resourcing for curriculum innovation. In Wall, J., & Ryan, S. (Eds.). Digital literacy: A resource for learning. (pp. 31-35). Camberwell: ACER Press.

SACCSS Year 8 Premier League results – Round 5

Boys Basketball – MacKillop 58 def. CRC St Albans 22
Girls Basketball – MacKillop 92 def. CRC St Albans 4

Girls Netball – MacKillop 63 def. CRC St Albans 4

Boys Soccer – MacKillop 2 def. CRC St Albans 1
Girls Soccer – CRC St Albans 6 def. MacKillop 0

Boys Volleyball – CRC St Albans 2 def. MacKillop 0
Girls Volleyball – MacKillop 2 def. CRC St Albans 0

*NOTE: There will be no Premier League games next Thursday. The semi-finals will be played in two weeks on Thursday 14 November.

Success at State Athletics Championships

Three students have won medals while representing MacKillop at the State Athletics Championships on Sunday 27 October.

Mia White, Year 10, won the gold medal in the 2000m steeplechase.
Brayden Portelli, Year 11, won the silver medal in the 100m.
Ryan Braithwaite, Year 9, won the silver medal in the 100m and the bronze medal in the 400m.

Congratulations to each of these students on their outstanding achievements.

SACCSS Year 8 Premier League results – Round 4

Boys Basketball – CRC Melton 62 def. MacKillop 48
Girls Basketball – MacKillop 42 def. CRC Melton 28

Cricket – CRC Melton 4/137 def. MacKillop 8/66

Girls Netball – MacKillop 25 def. CRC Melton 9

Boys Soccer – MacKillop 2 def. CRC Melton 1
Girls Soccer – CRC Melton 5 def. MacKillop 0

Boys Volleyball – CRC Melton 3 def. MacKillop 2
Girls Volleyball – MacKillop 3 def. CRC Melton 0

All teams (except Cricket) will play CRC St Albans in the final round next Thursday.

SACCSS Year 8 Premier League results – Round 3

Boys Basketball – MacKillop 53 def. Chisholm 18
Girls Basketball – MacKillop 50 def. Chisholm 9

Cricket – MacKillop 4/134 def. Chisholm 9/110

Girls Netball – MacKillop 57 def. Chisholm 1

Boys Soccer – Chisholm 2 def. MacKillop 0
Girls Soccer – Chisholm 5 def. MacKillop 0

Boys Volleyball – Chisholm 3 def. MacKillop 1
Girls Volleyball – MacKillop 3 def. Chisholm 1

SACCSS Year 8 Premier League results – Round 2

Boys Basketball – MacKillop 83 def. Emmanuel 31
Girls Basketball – Emmanuel 29 def. MacKillop 22

Cricket – MacKillop 7/94 def. Emmanuel 58

Girls Netball – MacKillop 37 def. Emmanuel 8

Boys Soccer – Emmanuel 4 def. MacKillop 0
Girls Soccer – Emmanuel 6 def. MacKillop 1

Boys Volleyball – MacKillop 3 def. Emmanuel 1
Girls Volleyball – Emmanuel 3 def. MacKillop 2