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 […]
We spoke to four Year 6 students about the exciting expansion to secondary at MacKillop Catholic College, Mount Peter.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
Neuro-musical educator Dr Anita Collins recently said more music is needed in the classroom and the curriculum needed to be updated to reflect the benefits of music education across the board after a 20-year decline – and MacKillop Catholic College music teacher Jan Veronese couldn’t agree more.
Our team is so excited to be such a flourishing part of the Mackillop Catholic College family. Since opening at the start of term one we have quickly become a hive of activity with new families starting with us every week. Now that everyone has settled in we have started exploring outside our learning spaces. […]