Last week, our teaching staff reviewed our whole school achievement data, and in particularly looked at our NAPLAN results over the last 3 years. This data helps to inform our teaching and is very helpful in identifying our students’ specific areas of need. The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual […]
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 […]
Thank you to those who attended the first meeting of the year in the library. Everyone is welcome to our next meeting as we work together to fundraise and plan events for the upcoming year. Future meeting dates will be shown on the College calendar. Meet and Greet: Thank you to all those who came […]
MacKillop Catholic College is reshaping how its students approach learning by building a growth mindset in its school.
This week will be an important milestone in the development of our College. Having expanded this year to the full primary school offering of Prep to Year 6, our Opening Liturgy on Wednesday (8:45) will incorporate the commissioning of the entire Year 6 cohort as our school leaders. The MacKillop CC model of Year 6 […]
Secondary education is commencing at our College in 2020. Our current Year 4 and 5 students will be the first to benefit from the modern, purpose-built facilities that we will provide for their contemporary secondary education in 2020 and 2021. We are now also taking online enrolment applications for Year 7 in 2020 and 2021. […]
My Nana loved to sing like Doris Day. One of her favourite songs was ‘Que será, será’. Responding to the child’s wondering about what she might be when all grown up, Doris Day sings with wisdom: “Whatever will be, will be / The future’s not ours to see / Que será, será”. Such a sweet song – but oh […]
Over 350 students gathered at Barlow Park recently, to compete in the District trials for Athletics. This district event enables students the opportunity to compete against our Cairns Independent schools, to then progress further to the Peninsula Trials. Our MacKillop Athletes, did an awesome job representing MacKillop in their events. It was wonderful to see […]
What are High Frequency Words? High Frequency Words are the most commonly used words that we read and spell. Words such as the, said and was are examples of high frequency words. The days of the week, colour names and number names are also considered high frequency words. In the past, students were taught to […]