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 […]
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.
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. […]
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 […]