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!
Members of the MacKillop choir have been working collaboratively with Mrs Emma Baker to participate in the annual St Mary’s College Music Spectacular. The Spectacular is an event that showcases the talents of the choirs of many of the local Catholic Primary Schools and of course, the St Mary’s choir. The grand finale is a […]
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. […]
The arrival of a baby in the family is a great joy. At the same time, it demands physical and emotional accommodations of all sorts as space is made in the home, its routines and relationships, for its littlest member. And these accommodations have to be renegotiated at every stage of development and growth. […]
MacKillop Catholic College is using the power of music to enhance their students’ learning with an engaging new music program.
Holy Week is the week leading to Easter Sunday. In the Catholic tradition, we remember the events of Holy Week to signify the importance of these events in our community. On Friday, the Preps and Year One students did a wonderful job of retelling the events of Palm Sunday and the Last Supper. When the […]