As the end of the year draws closer, there are three standout observations we should celebrate together! We have the most hardworking, kind-hearted students who show everyday their amazing ability to work together, adapt to challenges and embrace every learning opportunity that comes their way. Our students are so keen to engage in their learning […]
Archives for 2019
As the year progresses the College community moves towards the liturgical season of Advent and Christmas. Commencing Friday 15 November, the focus of the prayer assemblies will be on the events narrated in the Gospels that lead to the birth of Jesus. We invite all family members and friends to the College to join in […]
Students Set for Secondary
We spoke to four Year 6 students about the exciting expansion to secondary at MacKillop Catholic College, Mount Peter.
Keeping our Children Safe
Daniel Morcombe Child Safety Curriculum During Term 4, MacKillop Catholic College will implement The Daniel Morcombe Child Safety Curriculum. This important component of our Health Curriculum delivers key safety messages to all our students in Prep – Year 6. The Curriculum has been developed using evidence based research and it aligns with principles of best […]
Perseverance and Partnerships
Sometimes in the cause of promoting the virtue of perseverance, advocates will tell the story of JK Rowling of Harry Potter fame whose manuscript was rejected on numerous occasions before she experienced success. On the surface this is a wonderful story; however, surely there is also a back story which would tell of her lifelong […]
Excitement continues to build as the first buildings of the secondary college complex go up! MacKillop Catholic College next year will expand into secondary with Year 7. It will grow a year level each year after that, until Year 12 is reached in 2025. Watch the development underway via this fantastic time lapse video.
A Glass and a Half in Everyone
The little girl, perhaps five or six, is wanting to buy a gift of chocolate at the corner shop for her mum’s birthday. With her mum waiting out on the footpath, she pays for the gift with her currency; coloured buttons, a dress-up ring and a small toy. In an exchange where a child’s love […]
MacKillop is continually reviewing the learning needs of all our students. With our unique environment, we can capture a wide picture of the needs of students in every cohort, while simultaneously targeting the needs of our individual learners. As teachers plan for activating their learning spaces for great student engagement, they also craft lessons that […]
Languages Speaking Competition
On August 22nd, 10 students from MacKillop participated in the Japanese section of the 2019 Cairns Languages Speaking Competition. All of our students showed courage and determination to stand in front of a crowd and give a speech in another language. Congratulations to Sakura for receiving a Highly Commended award. Fantastic effort!
Innovative Learning Environments
One of the most exciting aspects about leading the MacKillop Family is the opportunity to help in growing a community of learners who will be ready, skilled and able to live and contribute into the future – a future we can only imagine! So what makes our school so special? At MacKillop, we are an Innovative […]