SINCERE THANKS: As we come to the end of an incredibly busy term, I would like to express my sincere thanks to all those members of our community who have worked together to make a difference. We acknowledge our P&F who have given so much of their time to support community building events here at MacKillop Catholic College. Thank you, Michelle and the team, for all you do.
It seems so long ago that we started the term and yet here we are. The issues associated with COVID and remote learning certainly took a lot of energy and have no doubt tested the resilience of us all over the back end of the term. Thankfully here in Cairns we have escaped the significant impact on human life that has occurred elsewhere. Our college continues to ensure we are prepared for the possibility of future periods of remote learning. I would like to acknowledge the amazing work of our staff who have worked so hard to ensure that student learning remains the priority.
Sport and Performance
Term 3 has included students achieving success in numerous ways. It was wonderful to be reminded of this on Friday when I joined Jacob Finlay and several students for the presentation ceremony held by Cairns Regional Council following the Cairns Festival. It was something special to see our student leaders on centre stage and shaking hands with the mayor. I’m sure it was a highlight for them as well. We have also seen our students shine on the sporting field with great participation and achievements across a range of sports. The arrival of our college sports uniforms certainly gave our students a lift and allowed us to put our best foot forward. Students proudly dressed in college colours performing at higher levels is something that we hope to see in an increasing way as MacKillop College grows. Our colours are certainly striking, and I am sure Mr Luke Reed and all those who were here when we started would be very proud of those students representing us in all fields of endeavour.