MacKillop College Newsletter
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Term 3, Week 4, 12 August
Mary MacKillop Feast Day
Last Monday was the Feast of our College patron Saint, Mary of the Cross MacKillop. Mary continues to be a source of great inspiration across the College with each year group making Mary’s words their theme for the year.
Year 7 - "Be kind, be very kind"
Year 8 - "Find happiness in making others happy”
Year 9 - "We have much for which to be thankful"
Year 10 - "How truly wonderful are God’s ways"
Year 11 - "Never see a need without doing something about it"
Year 12 - "Be calm and full of hope"
Next Tuesday we celebrate the Feast Day with our College Feast Day Mass and Big Day Out; an opportunity for students and staff to come together in prayer to ask God’s guidance for each of us to become more like Mary MacKillop in the way we live our lives. The Big Day Out activities allow students and staff to raise funds for our College Mary MacKillop Fund, a fund established to support students in our own school community or causes identified by students as being in need of our assistance. It is our hope that we will combine these funds to re-establish a Cultural Immersion program between MacKillop College and a remote community.
Who was Mary MacKillop?
Mary MacKillop was born in Melbourne in 1842. Her parents, Flora and Alexander MacKillop, were Catholic immigrants from Scotland. Mary, the eldest of eight children, was raised in the working-class Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy.
At 16, Mary went out to work, to support her younger brothers and sisters. Two years later she took a job as a governess on her uncle's farm in the small country town of Penola in South Australia. Here Mary met the man who would change her life forever, Father Julian Tenison Woods.
Father Woods, a charming and eccentric priest, shared Mary's dream of educating the poor. He became her mentor and spiritual guide. Mary later wrote: "I heard the Pastor... speak of the neglected state of the children in the parish... and I had to go and offer myself to aid him". Together, Mary and Father Woods opened the first free Catholic school in Penola in 1866, at first in a converted stable and later in this more substantial stone building.
A year later the pair formed a new religious order of nuns - the Sisters of St Joseph - devoted to teaching the poor. Mary took her vows, becoming the order's first sister and its leader. She was just 25 years old. The Sisters of St Joseph was the first Catholic order founded by an Australian. They vowed to live in poverty, own no property and were committed to equality. These were central to the order's rule. As well as schools, Mary MacKillop and the sisters founded hospitals and orphanages, as well as providing shelters for the homeless, former prostitutes and unmarried mothers.
Tell Them From Me Partners in Learning Survey
Parents and guardians were sent an email last week inviting them to complete the Tell Them From Me (TTFM) Partners in Learning survey. As we value the role of parents and carers within our school community we would greatly appreciate your feedback. The information you provide will be used to maintain our commitment to working together in partnership to further improve student learning and wellbeing at MacKillop College.
The survey is anonymous and will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. If you did not receive the email and would like to complete the survey, you are able to access the parent survey on your computer or mobile device by using the URL below: The survey closes on 31 August.
Students will also be completing a similar survey in Week 5.
Please click on the following link to our College website for information on the Commonwealth School Data Collection Notice.
Mary MacKillop Feast Day & Big Day Out Festival
The MacKillop College Big Day Out is a biannual event that forms part of our Saint Mary MacKillop Feast Day. We celebrate the spirit of Mary MacKillop and her want to 'never see a need without doing something about it' by fundraising for communities less fortunate than our own.
A number of PC led activities and events take place during the Big Day Out. Other features of this day include sporting competitions, performances from live bands and a local DJ. Through support and participation in this event, the college community unite to embrace and strengthen our school spirit and to celebrate the fantastic school that we are. This is a compulsory school day that students are expected to attend.
The Big Day Out is a festival-like event where students and staff can participate in a variety of activities. Some events need to be scheduled to a timetable due to the type of activity it is, otherwise students are welcome to ‘rove’ and partake in the various activities. The MacKillop College Christian Outreach program aims to provide opportunities for the marginalised, less fortunate and the underprivileged, fostering a relationship with our College community.
In the past we have shared a very special relationship with Visale High School, our sister school in the Solomon Islands. Unfortunately, due to circumstances out of our control we can no longer maintain this relationship, however we remain in contact with our friends in the Solomon’s.
We are currently working towards establishing a relationship with a community closer to home. The Cultural Immersion Program aims to empower our students to be involved in an initiative underpinned by Gospel values. In essence, the program aims to 'make a difference' and put a face to christianity through a Cultural Immersion Program.
If the weather is poor, families will be notified via text if Big Day Out needs to be cancelled.
Assistant Principal Mission
St Mary of the Cross MacKillop
God of all blessings, you revealed in Mary MacKillop a sensitivity to the rights and dignity of every person, regardless of race or creed.
May we learn from her to overcome the obstacles of prejudice and fear.
Help us to value the goodness of each person and all the blessings of unity in diversity.
We ask this through the depth and unity of you, our bountiful God, who holds all things in being.
On Monday, 8 August we celebrated the feast of the name saint for our College, Mary MacKillop.
As many will know, Mary MacKillop is the first Australian recognised by the Catholic church as a saint. That is, Mary led such a good and generous life of service that, at her death, she had achieved an intimate closeness to God. A Saint’s feast day is the date of their death. This is when their spirit leaves the human body and becomes present with God in ways that we in mortal bodies cannot conceive.
Street Retreat in Daily Life
Congratulations to Year 11 students, Ellie Fallon, Jasmine Gallery, Caitlin Green, Sheridan-Lee Greentree, Tia McGrath, Damon Murfitt, Chloe Dray Pongos, Fleur Sherlock and Elliott Worner on their generous action to participate in the Street Retreat in Daily Life. Between 28 July and 9 August these young people supported Homeless Week by joining in the good works of a number of organisations serving the homeless on the Mid North Coast. They volunteered their services before, after and during school hours and also on weekends.
The Year 11 students assisted in providing homeless people with their physical needs, mostly food and clothing. Equally important, however, was their presence with an open mind and heart, recognising the humanity and dignity of every person they encountered.
The simple, yet profound act of presence was broken into three focuses:
- sit with them
- listen to their story
- be there as a friend
Special thanks to Marg Gobius (Leader of Evangelisation) for creating this opportunity for our young people.
Assistant Principal Mission
Big Day Out: Tuesday 16 August
Each year we celebrate the Solemnity of Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop, Australia's beloved first saint and patron saint of our school. St Mary MacKillop's impact on Australian education was remarkable. She was a trailblazer and a leader who passionately advocated for the holistic Catholic education of children in rural areas and opened a door of hope into the future for them and their families teaching the value of justice, hope, collaboration, compassion and respect.
To honour her legacy, our school community varies from routine to celebrate Big Day Out next Tuesday, 16 August. This is a compulsory school day and promises to be a lot of fun.
The day begins with a liturgy and for the remainder of the day students join in the various activities being run, similar to a festival-like atmosphere.
Year 7 PC groups and their teachers have collaborated and will run an activity on the day through a roster system. It is wonderful to see the students' enthusiasm and responsibility in preparing for their activities:
- 7 Innes 1 and 2 are making and selling donuts;
- 7 Innes 3 and Flinders 1 are hosting an activity they call Ninja Warrior;
- 7 Oxley 1 and 2 will challenge staff and students to a throwing competition with ‘Cream Pie’; and
- 7 Macquarie 1 and 2 have prepared an Escape Room.
This is an out-of-uniform day. The SRC has encouraged students to dress for a ‘circus’ theme befitting our character strength focus for this term, humour and playfulness. Students and families are urged to check the student out of uniform Code of Presentation outlined in the diary to ensure their attire is appropriate.
For practical purposes, the Big Day Out is essentially a ‘cashless’ event. Students are able to purchase pre-sale tickets through the front office of each campus. Tickets are $1 each. As a guide, most students spend anywhere between $20-50 on the day and most activities are between $1-$5 each.
All funds raised will be donated to help others access education in indigenous communities as part of our Cultural Immersion Program.
A special thank you to parents for your support of your child’s efforts and contributions to their PC activity and for helping with the purchase of tickets.
Year 7 Extended PC Wednesday, 17 August
We always begin this Wednesday with a Year Assembly to celebrate student achievements and reinforce specific areas for progress. Matters I will address will include the importance of taking care of our school property and our environment. As carers are well aware, students carry in their bags expensive devices and I will reinforce the need for careful behaviour and respect for each other's school bags to avoid damage. It has also been disappointing that some Year 7s have been called out for throwing food and leaving litter or food waste in their playground area. Given all Year 7 has spoken about the need to take care of our environment in English, I will be pressing environmental practice starts with them at school where we are all responsible for maintaining our awesome grounds.
Each Year 7 student will also be invited to nominate themselves or a peer for four positions on the Student Representative Council (SRC); their office will begin in Term 4 in order to continue the representation of students as Year 12 leaders prepare for the HSC. Please encourage your son or daughter to carefully consider who they consider will be an effective, positive leader - it may be themselves! The SRC is the voice of the students and offers various opportunities to be active in our school in a leadership role.
In PC, students will then complete a Tell Them From Me survey to evaluate areas for school improvement and have a say about matters that concern their schooling.
So, a big week ahead! Again thank you for working with us to guide our young ones towards being their best selves and valuing the opportunities available at our school for holistic education, as we strive to continue the practice of Saint Mary MacKillop.
Congratulations to Paige Goldie and Angelina Mifsud-Scriven who have received a Silver Principal’s Award.
Congratulations to the following students who have received a Leader of Pastoral Care Award: Dasha Cressida Bayot, Blaze Colthorpe, Ayla Cross, Toby Fraser, Paige Goldie (x2), Poppi Maltman, Charley McGuigan, Angelina Mifsud-Scriven, Hayley Rickard, Mylee Roach and Faith Urquhart.
Year 7 Leader of Pastoral Care
We, at MacKillop College, are a community who values positive relationships with which students may thrive.
Words have impact!
Words can build up or tear down. They can motivate or discourage. Words influence others and build relationships at school. They can tear down relationships.
Of late I have been hearing that some student’s in Year 8 have been tearing people down with words. Year 8 are encouraged to consider the nature and the impact of their words and actions and collectively work together to strengthen a school culture where RESPECT and KINDNESS is authentic and visible and be that kind of person who builds people up, not tears them down with wrong words.
Out and about
Last week on one of my many wanders through the school, popping into classrooms and touching base with students, I was blessed to witness so many examples of students learning through practical tasks. Year 8 continue to work hard in class but they also like lunch and 'hanging' with friends! Here are a few snaps:
Congratulations to the following students have received a Leader of Pastoral Care Award: Olivia Green, Chloe Kapila, Ruby Menin and Marcellus Skea.
Year 8 Leader of Pastoral Care
We have a number of items in lost property some of which are pictured below. If you recognise anything, please collect it from the front office.
We also have school hats, jumpers and jackets. If your child has lost an item that didn't have their name on it, please ask them to see the ladies in the front office.
All remaining items at the end of term will be donated to charity.
Second Hand Clothing Items
We currently have a small collection of Sizes 10, 12 & 14 college jumpers in our clothing pool. All items are $15.00 each and are able to be purchased via the front office.
Year 9 Camp to Canberra 2022
31 October – 3November
Our Canberra trip is booked and all going ahead! We will be speaking with the students next week and handing out notes and information during our talk.
Each day, our students are expected to organise themselves and prepare for the day ahead. It is ultimately their responsibility to have the correct uniform on, bring the required equipment to school, use their diary and set themselves up for success. If they forget their hat, leave their diary in the car or don’t bring a pen to school, then they are only failing themselves. It is hard to explain this concept to 14-15 year olds but with so many of our Year 9’s now getting part time jobs, it is even more important that they understand the importance of being organised and taking responsibility for their own success.
Learning Goals and Subject Reflections
During extended PC in Week 2, Year 9 completed pages 84 and 85 of their diary. This activity focuses on how they went during Term 2 and how they can improve. Could I please encourage you to sit and have a look at this activity with your child? It is important that we reflect on what we achieved and what areas need some attention.
Congratulations to Kyla Roach who has received a Leader of Pastoral Care Award.
Year 9 Leader of Pastoral Care
Year 10 students (and parents/carers) have had a very busy two weeks with the MacKillop College Subject Information Day being held last Monday, and both the MacKillop and Newman College Subject Selection Interviews commencing on the Thursday. By all accounts the Subject Selection Day was very successful with many sessions providing valuable information for our students who were still unsure of their pattern of study in 2023. All students will be notified of their finalised subject selections and possible reselections on 29 August.
Year 10 students Ava Kyan, Harmony Mitchell, Caitlyn Pares, Sienna Taylor, Ranen Tebbit and Andrew Yates attended the Luminosity Youth Leadership Summit where they were able to spend three days hearing from such noted speakers as Dr Karl Kruszelnicki AM, Journalist Allison Langdon and Michael Crossland. Each student said the event was a fantastic and an inspiring experience.
I’d also like to congratulate, Grace Dawson, Andie McGrath, Hayley Purkis and Sally Temple who have each secured an overseas exchange between now and the end of 2022. How exciting!
The remainder of the term will see students continuing with their winter sporting commitments and also sees them continuing with their extensive assessment schedule: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11x05cuinqvJIdesWBM29BETdmMw-5XE4TMtUDFcfYW0/edit#gid=841367490
As always, if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.
Congratulations to Harmony Mitchell who has received a Leader of Pastoral Care Award.
Year 10 Leader of Pastoral Care
Year 11 Hospitality students are continuing with the work placement program in the St Agnes' Food Services Production Kitchen. This is a mandatory part of the Hospitality course where students experience working in the Hospitality industry and are able to practice skills working alongside qualified chefs.
Students assisted with the catering for the 260 plus meals/day for the Catholic Care of the Aged patrons. Thank you to our new Food Services Manager, Dean Matheson for providing our students with such an opportunity. In particular, a huge thank you to the Production Kitchen Chefs for taking students under their wing during the placement. We are very lucky to have such a wonderful collaboration where students can learn directly from experiences in the work place.
Hospitality Teacher and VET Coordinator
At times it is difficult to explain to students the value of concentrating on their wellbeing. It can be a challenge to get them to understand the reasons why they should use Pulse every week or why they should focus on developing their character strengths; however, it is a challenge worth pursuing. A recent study in The Educator “found that almost a third of students reported they were not coping well over the first half of the year… the capacity of young people to cope had declined from 74% in Term 1 to 61% in Term 2”. Never has a focus on Wellbeing been more important.
At MacKillop College we have a Pastoral Care system where every student is looked after by a Pastoral Care Teacher, Leader of Pastoral Care Coordinator and Stage Coordinator. There is an extensive emphasis on ensuring that students are cared for, known and that they have someone they can talk to if a problem arises. In conjunction with this there are numerous intervention programs such as Project Up and other wellbeing initiatives that are periodically put in place throughout the year. One of the important parts of our Pastoral Care system are our counsellors.
Mental health issues within schools, and students needing access to support, is continuing to increase and we are so fortunate at MacKillop to have three wonderful school counsellors/psychologists who can provide short term intervention and assistance within the schooling environment. Three respected professionals who support our students in crisis and assist them through the various challenges that they are facing. Referrals are made by any staff member who is concerned about a student’s wellbeing, however they are usually sent through by a Leader of Pastoral Care. Alternatively, students or parents (on the student’s behalf) can ask for an appointment directly. This can be done by visiting the school Moodle page at https://moodle.pmaclism.catholic.edu.au/ and scrolling down to the bottom of the page to find the form, which looks as below:
Whilst confronting, it is important to know that “the capacity of young people to cope (has) declined from 74% in Term 1 to 61% in Term 2” and do all we can to improve that statistic.
If you are concerned about your child/children, please do not hesitate to contact whoever at MacKillop College you or they feel most comfortable with. Take advantage of the wonderful Pastoral Care system that we have in place in order to ensure that our young people not only cope, but thrive.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Leader of Wellbeing - Social and Emotional Support
“Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.”- Martin Luther
Co-curricular Performing Arts Showcase
Congratulations to all students who performed at the annual Co-curricular Performing Arts Showcase. This concert represented all ensembles from dance, music and drama programs at the college that operate outside of class time. Rehearsals are before and/or after school. Students and staff involved are to be commended for their commitment to rehearsal and performance in addition to ‘sticking it out’ amongst such difficult times over the past two years.
The following ensembles took part:
- Year 7 Dance Group
- Year 8 - 11 Dance Group
- Year 7 Drama Club
- SAPSS Senior & Junior Drumline
- Senior & Junior Percussion Ensembles
- Senior Band
- Junior Band
- Collective Praise Band & Singers
- Musical Theatre Company
- Saxophone Ensemble
Thank you to the MacKillop College staff who direct these ensembles for your time, skill and energy. Sam Adams, Cara Stewart, Mark Spence, Jamanda Eggert and Phoebe Baylis.
We are already looking forward to the 2023 showcase! We hope to see you all there!
Junior Instrumental Recital
The Annual Junior Instrumental Recital will take place in the Theatre on Wednesday, 31 August from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. This recital is an opportunity for students taking tuition on a instrument either at the college, privately at home or elsewhere in the community, to perform to family and friends. The recital has a relaxed and supportive atmosphere and is perfect for beginners through to advanced musicians.
All students interested in performing are to express their interest to Cara Stewart (MacKillop College Music Teacher) as soon as possible either in person or via email email@example.com
In addition, the recital will feature junior instrumental ensembles that include the junior band, junior percussion ensemble and saxophone ensemble.
Links & Forms
Feast Day Mass
- Week 5 - Tuesday 16 August - Period 1, College Hall Collective Praise Band & Singers
- Week 6 - Sunday 28 August, meet 4:15pm at St Agnes' Church for a 5:00pm start. Mass concludes at 6:00pm Collective Praise Band & Singers
Please contact Mr Denham with any questions relating to the co-curricular music program at MacKillop College.
Leader of CoCurricular Music
Unfortunately due to poor weather, we were forced to cancel our annual Athletics Carnival. However, we were keen to still provide an opportunity for our athletes to compete and earn the rights to represent the College at the Lismore Diocesan Athletics Carnival on Wednesday, 24 August. Over the past two weeks we have run all of the competitive events throughout the timetable. I have been very impressed by the student’s competitive attitude to maintain a high standard of participation while not having the atmosphere of a carnival to compete in.
Thank you to the many staff who gave up their free periods to make this happen for our students, and especially to Mandy Palin and Gretel Worner for making the logistics of this work for every event. Thank you to all staff that ensured the day ran smoothly in particular to Noel Stevenson, Chris Gridley and Gretel Worner for their help assisting to prepare all things Athletics.
Congratulations to the Champion House FLINDERS who were crowned the Champion Athletics House for 2022 well lead by their House Captains Samantha Thresher and Lauren Nichols.
|Age Group||Age Champion||House||Runner Up||House|
|12 Girls||Charlotte Taylor||Oxley||Nessa Kinchington||Innes|
|12 Boys||Luke Everson|
|13 Girls||Claire Morris||Oxley||Arliah Morris||Flinders|
|13 Boys||Noah Pociask||Innes||Benjamin Spencer||Oxley|
|14 Girls||Cara McIlroy||Innes||Lane Jordan||Macquarie|
|14 Boys||Kale Haese||Flinders||Jarvis Lineham||Innes|
|15 Girls||Claire Pieren||Innes||Lily Taylor||Oxley|
|15 Boys||Kodie Baird Moran||Flinders||William Oliver||Oxley|
|16 Girls||Tallara Duck||Macquarie||Emily Prince||Macquarie|
|16 Boys||Cody Mills||Oxley||Archie Kay||Innes|
|17 Girls||Cassidy Pieren||Innes||Fleur Sherlock||Macquarie|
|17 Boys||Elliot Worner||Flinders||Lennox Jensen||Flinders|
|18 Girls||Dominica Toohey||Oxley||Tahlia Lacey||Flinders|
|18 Boys||Dylan De Domizio||Flinders||Liam Jones||Flinders|
|Name||Age||Gender||Event||Previous Record||New Record|
|Cara McIlroy||14||Female||High Jump||1.42m (2002)||1.43m|
|William Pamplin||17||Male||Discus||31.29m (2015)||36.40m|
NSWCCC Opens Hockey Championships
Congratulations to Zara Ferguson, Samantha Thresher, Tobias Toohey and Dominica Toohey who represented their respective NSW Hockey Open Boys and Girls teams at the NSW All Schools Hockey Championships held earlier in the term. The girls won gold and the boys finished with a silver medal. This is the largest contingent of players that we have had represent NSWCCC in hockey and we are very proud of their achievements.
Congratulations to Charlie Ford who pursued the representative pathway as a referee. We all know how crucial officials are in sport to ensure a high quality competition.
NSW All Schools Touch Football – 9/10 Boys
The Year 9/10 Boys Touch team competed in the NSW All Schools state finals on the Central Coast this week. Despite a number of key players missing the tournament through illness and injury, the team proved to be a very competitive outfit on the day.
Calling on younger players Cruz Lewis and Jesse Andrews to fill the void, the team managed to finish the tournament with two wins and two losses, missing the semi-finals on for and against. After a strong 6-1 win early over Kingscliff High School, the boys had an unlucky loss to Brisbane Waters College in Game 2. Hunter Sports High proved too strong but the boys rallied together for an awesome 4-3 win against Narabeen Sports High in our final game.
Ethan Tombs was again outstanding in attack and was the team’s MVP in the day. He was supported well by Beau Chegwidden, Joe Carrick and Billy Gleeson.
A great effort for the boys.
NSW All Schools Touch Football – 7/8 Girls
The Year 7/8 Girls touch team proved themselves as one of the top school teams in NSW winning three of their five games at the NSW All Schools State Finals. The girls only losing 1-0 to the eventual State Runners-up.
Great wins were had against teams from Wagga, Singleton and Tweed Heads. Overall the team scored 11 tries and only had 8 scored against us.
Made up of some of Port Macquarie's best junior Touch players, combined with some great athletes new to Touch, the team did themselves and the College proud displaying great teamwork and sportsmanship throughout the day.
Led by Captain Milla Swain, the girls never gave up and defended exceptionally well throughout the day. Moments of both team and individual brilliance also shone through in some excellent tries being scored.
I look forward to watching this team over the next few years and believe some players will go on to represent NSWCCC in the future.
Diocesan Basketball – Junior Girls
Our junior girls team showed enormous spirit and determination over the two days of competition.
With very little basketball experience within the team, the girls showed dramatic improvement every game.
They played cohesively as a team, showed each other a lot of support and encouragement and played each match with excellent sportsmanship. Most importantly, the girls had a lot of fun both on and off the court.
Diocesan Basketball – Junior Boys
The 7/8 Boys Basketball team played well over the Diocesan tournament ending up with an equal third place. The team played well and had convincing wins against both St John's Woodlawn and Trinity Lismore before going down to both eventual finalists throughout the round games. The boys should be commended for the teamwork and camaraderie they displayed throughout the tournament.
Diocesan Basketball – Intermediate Girls
Congratulations to the Year 9 and 10 Girls’ Basketball team who represented the school at the recent Diocesan Basketball carnival. After a baptism of fire, and a significant loss, against John Paul College Coffs Harbour, the girls regrouped and with an exceptional team spirit and determination won the rest of their pool games.
Meeting Coffs Harbour again in the final was daunting but we proved we were up to the challenge. The game was close for its duration and although we eventually went down by 10 points, we pushed them until the end.
Each player gave their all and should be congratulated for their effort. It was a steep learning curve for our less experienced players.
Most Valuable Players for the tournament were Trelise Kirkby and Cara McIlroy who led by example in every game.
Diocesan Basketball – Intermediate Boys
The Year 9/10 Basketball team recently enjoyed success at the Diocesan Championships in Coffs Harbour. The boys started the competition strongly, enjoying wins against Xavier College, Ballina, St Joseph’s Regional College, St John Paul College, Coffs Harbour, Woodlawn College and Trinity Catholic College, Lismore.
This placed us first in the pool and put us up against St John Paul College, Coffs Harbour in the final. The team started well, getting out to 20-0 lead. The boys continued their strong performance, rounding out winners.
Congratulations to all the team on a great effort and being Diocesan Champions. The team now moves onto the NSWCCC finals in Sydney in Term 4. The team is Sam Blain, Toby Harper, Xavier Proud, Riley Harmer, Joseph Post, Blake Collins, Blake Romer, Kaden Lawler, Brayden Champion, Zake Morris, Kaeleb Morris and Lucas Scott.
MacKillop College Events and Registration
All registrations for MacKillop College sport teams will be completed by students via logging into the school Moodle page. Go to the Student Links tab on the left hand side and click on the Representative Sports Registrations link. Click on the relevant sport and fill out the google form.
Students will be notified through the morning notices of when to sign up, and when trials will occur.
Click on this link to register.
Feast Day and Big Day Out
NC Regional Netball finals 7-10 Boys and Girls – Port Macquarie
Harry Wells 9s Boys – Wood Street Port Macquarie
Lismore Diocesan Events and Registration
Please note that the following sports are currently open for students to be able to sign up to or register their interest to trial. These sports have been advertised to students through morning notices over the past week.
Please click on this link below to register for the sports.
Date of event
Registration Closing date
Athletics carnival in Coffs Harbour
Diocesan Junior/Intermediate/Senior Championships Girls – Port Macquarie
Diocesan Boys and Girls Championships – Coffs Harbour
Grafton - TBC
NSWCCC Events and Registration
Students MUST be registered for the event with parent and Principal approval (or Principal delegate).
Registration is through the CSNSW Sport portal. Details on how to register: csnsw.atlassian.net/servicedesk/customer/portal/2/article/198901765?src=584134009
Please note that the NSWCCC Sport registrations for individual nominations for 2022 selections are open for the following trials:
Date of event
Registration Closing date
Girls – St Mary’s Stadium
Boys & Girls (Junior and Senior) Knockout finals - Glenwood
30 & 31 August
Sydney Olympic Park
For further information, go to the CSNSW Sport website Sport pages. https://csnsw.sport/
NSW All Schools Events
The selection for these events are a result of the NSWCCC events.
Date of event
Glenwood – This event follows the knock out competition and the results at the end of the term
NSW Country Rugby Union
Congratulations to Tess McWilliams and Wil Rosenbaum who were selected in the NSW Country Rugby Union teams which played at Bathurst on 30 and 31 July. Unfortunately, Tess was too unwell to play. Wil was in the winning Country team that beat City 13-12 in a historic win. Congratulations to both players this has been a massive commitment travelling to Sydney most weekends to pursue this level of Rugby Union.
Basketball NSW Junior State Cup
Congratulations to Evie Bullen who recently went to Sydney representing Port Macquarie Basketball Association for the Basketball NSW Junior State Cup.
NSW State Cup Volleyball
Congratulations to Thomas Watson who was selected in the North Coast Academy of Sport Volleyball team to represent the team in Sydney last weekend at the Volleyball State Cup. Thomas is a keen volleyball player – it is great to see him getting to represent at this level. Well done Tom.
If your child has achieved outstanding sporting results in their community sport, we would love to hear about it. Please email myself, or your child’s respective Leader of Pastoral Care, so we can acknowledge these achievements.
If you have any questions regarding sport at MacKillop College, please do not hesitate to contact me either by email or phone at the College.
Leader of Sport
Monday 15 August
Chris Pees, Amanda Lorger, Mayo Brumby & Trish Carr
Tuesday 16 August
BIG DAY OUT - No Helpers Needed
Wednesday 17 August
Judy Ryan, Bec Eakin & Sarah Dahlenberg
Thursday 18 August
Kaylene Monckton, Verena Grandy & Hannah Temple
Friday 19 August
Kristine Fallon, Sam Harrison & Jane Keegan
Monday 22 August
Patrick Corr & Help Please
Tuesday 23 August
Elizabeth Jardine & Katrina Bates
Wednesday 24 August
Jaci Zimmerman & Amelia Browne
Thursday 25 August
Tracey Reddie, Sue Ryan & Stacey Hyde
Friday 26 August
Staff Development Day - Pupil Free Day
To order from the canteen:
1. Orders can be written out at the canteen (bags supplied free of charge).
2. Orders can be written out at home and handed in at the canteen.
3. Download the Qkr! app and order on line.
All orders to be in by 8:00am please.
Please remind your child/children if you have ordered for them, and what their order is.
If your child is sick and you have ordered, please phone the canteen (6583 2632) to arrange a credit.
Please note to change your child's year group when using the QKR! app to order lunch for 2022.
Now available: Gluten free pies $5.00 and gluten free sausage rolls $4.00; these items must be ordered.
Canteen Help Needed
We are in need of some parent assistance for canteen. For more information and requirements on volunteering in the Canteen, or if you are able to volunteer, please follow this link.
Tuesday 7:45am-8:30am and Friday 7:45am-8:30am
Room 12 Main College with Elizabeth Robertson