Coming Up - Week 9 Term 1
Assistant Principal Curriculum
Assistant Principal Pastoral Care
St Agnes' Parish
Creating authentic, courageous, faith-filled young people with a passion for
learning, respect for relationships and an ability to contribute to a global community.
Sunday 19th March 3rd Sunday in Lent
Monday 20th March Day 1 Year 10 retreats all week
Diocesan winter sports trial rugby league and soccer
NSW All Schools tennis in Bathurst
Year 12 Legal Studies excursion to Sydney
Encore and Art Express excursion to Sydney
SAPSS Parent Consultative Committee from 5.30p.m.
Tuesday 21st March Day 2 Diocesan winter sports trial rugby league and soccer
NSW All Schools tennis in Bathurst
Year 12 Legal Studies excursion to Sydney
Wednesday 22nd March Day 3 Year 7 Digital Citizenship presentation from 2.00p.m. to 3.15p.m. in the Theatre
Thursday 23rd March Day 4 Transitus
Totally Thrashing Thursday lunchtime on the senior campus only
Friday 24th March Day 5 Transitus
Years 11 and 12 Software Design and Development workshop
Website Quick Links
Social Justice Awareness Days
Strive for Excellence
Sunday 12th March 2nd Sunday in Lent
Monday 13th March Day 6
Tuesday 14th March Day 7 Year 11 Drama excursion to Dracula at the Glasshouse from 7.45p.m. to 9.45p.m.
Wednesday 15th March Day 8 Years 7 and 8 Trivia afternoon in the College Hall from 3.30p.m. to 5.30p.m.
Thursday 16th March Day 9
Friday 17th March Day 10 Out of uniform day - Green Day - All students -gold coin donation
Years 9, 10 and 11 Drama students - Shakespeare Fesitval assessment task
Parent social gathering at Blue Water Bar and Restaurant from 7.00p.m. All Welcome!
What's On - Week 8 Term 1
ASH WEDNESDAY - LENT
Last Wednesday, 1st March we celebrated Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the journey to Easter. On Ash Wednesday students attended a simple, prayerful liturgy which included some prayers, reflections and the distribution of ashes. Ashes are an ancient symbol of repentance and renewal. The blessed palms used in the previous Palm Sunday liturgy are burnt to create the ashes. They remind us of the uncertainty of human life and the possibility of new beginnings. As the ashes were placed on our forehead in the form of a cross, the student said the words:
“Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel”
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. Lent is a time of preparation for Easter, the greatest celebration in the Church’s year, the day Jesus rose from the dead. The 40 days of Lent remind us of the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert fasting and praying before beginning his public ministry.
I encourage all members of the community to take the opportunity of this season of the Church year to be reflective of their personal habits and the way they treat others. Lent is a time of renewal; we should embrace this time to grow and learn from the lessons of Jesus’ life on earth.
SAFETY AROUND THE SCHOOL
Safety around our school is of paramount importance to me and I have for some time had a great concern that there are areas which are not safe and need to be addressed.
The places of greatest concern are the drop off area in front of the junior campus and the drop off area at the end of the tunnel near the hockey field.
The time of most concern is the drop off and pick up times of a morning and of an afternoon.
At these times we have pedestrians, bike riders, cars and drivers of varying degrees of experience, all in the one place at the one time! There are formal designated traffic signs or demarcations near the hockey field but we have still had a few very close calls. It is one way traffic in and out and all those who use this area should follow the plan please.
There are times when we have cars trying to drive and park where they should not and this puts the lives of our students at risk of harm. I would like to remind all members of the community that double parking in any of these areas can be a great risk and can stop the flow of traffic.
I do understand the busy lives of our families and realise that at times they may be late or in a hurry but at no time can we place the safety of our students at risk. I do ask that at all times parents are very cautious as they drive around the school and only drive and/or park where they should.
I have listed a few points that are important to remember for the safety of all:
Be vigilant! There are students and other pedestrians traversing the car park and many other vehicles intent on their own manoeuvres.
Watch out in particular for small children when you are reversing your vehicle.
Remember that the speed limit is 10km/hr.
Be sure to always park in the designated areas and avoid dangerous manoeuvres like U-turns and three-point turns.
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Always give way to pedestrians and watch out for cyclists.
Do not park in the drop off zone in front of the statue, it is for drop off only.
Adhere to all road signage and pay attention to the traffic controller.
Your support in demonstrating safe behaviours with your child and use of the car park is appreciated in keeping children safe and free from injury.
We thank you for your patience and hope you understand that these reminders are to reduce and minimise the risks of danger from motor vehicles to our children ,and if followed, will result in the safety of all.
I thank all parents for their anticipated support in this area.
"May the Spirit of the Lord be with you"
Assistant Principal's Report - Curriculum and Adminstration
Assistant Principal - Curriculum and Administratioin
The following information is from our Learning Curve resource. On a regular basis we hope to introduce to families some tools that will enable students to get the most out of their schooling. This week’s focus is on prioritising.
Prioritising is a self-regulation skill and strength which enables students to use their time more effectively. Mindfully reflecting on and then arranging their daily/weekly activities and commitments in order of importance broadens their attention and engagement with what they are doing and need to do. Teaching students to prioritise gives them tools to develop growth mindsets to overcome challenges. Most students find it very difficult to apply themselves to home learning/study unless it is planned ahead of time. The “spontaneous” approach of just letting it happen doesn’t work.
To prioritise their activities, the Musts and Options is an effective Thinking Tool to use and it provides them with a valuable perspective on the activities they participate in which may include sports training, part-time jobs, study, reading and home learning, socialising and networking with friends, favourite television shows and games, family commitments, daily exercise and leisure activities.
The teaching of prioritising supports the development of their anatomical brain capabilities and enables students to mindfully practise using the character strengths of perspective, judgement, self-regulation and zest. Discussing these strengths in action is a way to develop students’ brain pathways and willingness to use their strengths in everything they do.
“Patience and vision are the answer to any decision.” Verka Paunovska
Musts and Options Activity
Compile a detailed list on a day by day basis for all your ‘Musts’ and ‘Options’, for example: spending 45 minutes on social media each night may be a must, but spending 1½ hours is an option.
write in when they are on and how long they take
put your Options in order of importance – 1, 2 and so on
also try to fill in the ‘Nothing Time", time wasters between your ‘Musts’ and ‘Options’.
Once you have completed this task you are in a good position to design your own Study Timetable. Having a clear vision of your ‘big picture’ will:
enable you to develop more ownership of your life – put you in control of YOU;
enable you to use your time effectively;
create more ‘Something Time’ for yourself by reducing your ‘Nothing Time’. Make an effort to do this well, it will benefit you.
This week is Catholic Schools Week. It is a time where we raise awareness and celebrate the strengths of Catholic schools.
One of the great strengths of MacKillop College is the plethora of opportunities available to all students; spiritual, academic, cultural and sporting opportunities are offered to our students each and every day. When students accept these opportunities they learn, they problem solve, they interact with others; they flourish. Having students who are involved, interested and participating is one of the best things to celebrate.
Berry Lieberman, an editor and publisher, shares her advice to her younger self in Letters to my Teenage Self. She too recognises the value and worth of being involved in the life of her school.
"…it is better to do something than not do it… The truth is that the people who end up having a good time and a good life are the ones who show up. The ones who … put their whole hearts into things. It may not be cool right now – but … it will be cool when you are older. DO IT."
MacKillop College is proud of how our students immerse themselves in classroom and co-curricular activities and events. We have engaged and committed students who benefit and grow from their involvement. Students who are following Berry Lieberman’s advice - volunteering, signing up, trying out, and joining in the opportunities on offer, are definitely worthy of celebration.
And we unequivocally celebrate them this week; Catholic Schools Week.
Assistant Principal - Pastoral Care and Staff Support
Assistant Principal's Report
Pastoral Care and Staff Support
St Agnes' Parish News
Leader of Evangelisation
SUBJECT AND EXCURSION STATEMENTS
These fees are in addition to St Agnes’ Parish School fees. Amounts will be billed for such things as the College diary, elective sports, elective subjects, excursions, performances etc. As far as possible we have endeavoured to bill all amounts for the whole year. All families are encouraged to commence regular payments via Bpay towards these fees. Enquiries can be directed to the main College office. Thank you to those families who have commenced payment.
Year 7 students have commenced their swimming program for sport and with this plastic shopping bags have started to appear with towels and swimmers in them….unfortunately no names. We would encourage Year 7 students to use the tote bag they were given with their bookpack to bring their swimming gear to school as this has their name on it.
Please ensure ALL items of property are clearly labelled so that they can be returned to your child promptly.
Year 7 News
Year 7 experienced a great day on Wednesday during their reflection day. With the theme of ‘new beginnings’, students were encouraged to reflect on their experiences in high school so far and to celebrate the new friendships they have made and the new positive learning experiences that they have had. They enjoyed engaging in team building exercises, meditation and learning about our local Parish church and the Youth Hub.
Students are to be congratulated on their enthusiasm and participation throughout the day, as are their PC teachers!
As Lent is upon us, we are all encouraged to make sacrifices for others, and at MacKillop College one of the ways we do this is through fundraising for those less fortunate than ourselves. In Year 7, the way we contribute is through our Easter Egg raffle. Each Year 7 student is asked to donate a tasty chocolate egg or bunny to be bundled and raffled in an effort to raise funds for Project Compassion. In past years, we have been able to raise a significant amount of money for those in need. Your support with this is greatly appreciated.
YEAR 7 & 8 TRIVIA COMPETITION
Wednesday, 15th March from 3.30-5.00p.m. is our trivia competition. Students are encouraged to attend this afternoon of fun and laughter at our College hall. Entry is $5 with all contributions going to Project Compassion. Students are encouraged to bring an outfit to change into – anything beginning with the letters E, A, S, T, E, R.
ABSENCE DURING SCHOOL TERMS
While not encouraged, students occasionally are absent during school time for family holidays or other commitments. It is very important that students and parents are aware of the expectations regarding missed work during these times in order to alleviate added stress.
It is appropriate for students to inform their teachers that they will be away and for what length of time. Please note that absences of 10 school days or longer require an application to the Principal, Mrs Anne O’Brien (forms are available through the school website).
As students may be absent for varying lengths of time, it is impractical for teachers to be able to provide work for students during these periods. Students are encouraged to have a ‘study buddy’ in each class, who can collect any worksheets for them in their absence. Of course, this should be arranged prior to leave. Your understanding with this is appreciated.
The following policy regarding supplying work in this instance can be found in the policy section of the school website:
ABSENCE DUE TO FAMILY HOLIDAYS
When families decide to take holidays during school time, a subject teacher is not expected to set class work for the absent student. The student should engage in and enjoy the family’s experience of journey and discovery. The student should ask a friend in the class to collect worksheets and upon their return, complete any important activities and/or worksheets and take screen shots of class work as directed by the class teacher. It is expected that the student will complete this work in their own time. Students can ask their teacher if the unit of work is online. If so, students can complete class work online.
Congratulations to the following students who have received a Pastoral Co-ordinator’s Award: Jabyn Beddoe, Bede Munro, Maddison Reed, Thomas Strahorn and Amelie Wagner.
Did you know that MacKillop College has a Facebook page? You can keep up to date with what is happening at the school simply by liking our page. Go to: https://www.facebook.com/mackillopcollege/
Year 7 Leader of Pastoral Care
Year 8 News
Year 8 Leader of Pastoral Care
Week 7 is now completed with lots happening around the school. Uniform issues are arising again unfortunately, this is largely due to students forgetting their leather shoes for TAS subjects on sport or PDHPE practical days. I hope students are becoming better organised because there is only so many reminders that can go out.
Years 7/8 are having a trivia/games afternoon next Wednesday from 3.30p.m. - 5.00p.m. in the college hall to help raise funds for Project Compassion. Mrs McKell, Miss Inglis and myself have been organising all the items for the day. The cost is $5 each or tables of 10 for $50. Students are encouraged to come dressed in the theme: E.A.S.T.E.R.
I actively encourage students in Year 8 to get behind this fun afternoon.
Congratulations to the following students who have received a Pastoral Co-ordinator’s Award: Arwen Hoffman, Sarah Langstaff and Isaiah Tay.
Jesse Hiatt has been performing particularly well in the Surf Life Saving titles. He achieved a silver medal in the board rescue and also made the board final. Jesse is one of our many impressive students who performs well both in and out of school.
Did you know that MacKillop College has a Facebook page? You can keep up to date with what is happening at the school simply by liking our page. Go to:
Have a great weekend.
Year 9 News
Year 9 Leader of Pastoral Care
Permission slips for the Canberra excursion were due back this week. As you can appreciate, it is vital that we have accurate numbers for booking accommodation. Please ensure your son or daughter has met this commitment.
This week Year 9 were challenged to recognise that our differences diversify our group and add depth to our community:
Flinders played Macquarie in the Year 9 inter-house volleyball competition and teamwork was palpable on the court and sidelines. Members of the green and red armies came together with good team spirit to play just for fun and ‘bragging rights’. Thanks to PC representatives who organised the opportunity for its members.
Mr Alex Dade, Principal of ASPECT, addressed our year group about healthy perceptions and understanding of people on the autism spectrum. Most poignantly, students were reminded to consider our common need to be provided the best possible opportunities and permission by each other to be brilliant.
I urge everyone to refuse labels and realise we cannot be experts on other people as there is much about them we will never understand; instead, we should be open to what can be gained by celebrating our diversity!
Friday, 17th March
Year 9 Drama-in class assessment
Out of Uniform Day! Students can wear green for St Patrick’s Day and bring a gold coin donation. Students need to adhere to ‘Out of Uniform Code of Presentation’ outlined in the school diary regarding appropriate dress including covered shoes and covered shoulders.
The Year 10 Retreat will be held from Monday, 20th March – Friday, 24th March (Week 9). The Retreat is one of the most important compulsory events in the Year 10 calendar and is always a highlight for the cohort.
Each student will attend the Retreat for two days and one night.
Half the year group will attend either The Francis Retreat, Bonny Hills or Camp Elim, Forster on Monday, 20th and Tuesday, 21st March while the remaining students will attend either The Francis Retreat or Camp Elim on Wednesday, 22nd and Thursday, 23rd March.
Students will not be required to attend school on the non-scheduled retreat days.
On Friday, 24th March students will return to school for the final day of retreat. They will be bussed to Flynn’s Beach. Students will be walking and stopping along the way for activities making their way to St Agnes’ Parish Church for Mass with a focus on the Retreat. Students are to wear their sports uniform. Parents and friends are warmly invited to celebrate Mass with Year 10 students and staff. Mass will begin at 1.30p.m.
Students will depart and return to MacKillop junior bus bay at the following times:
NO mobile phones, MP3 players or similar. An important part of Retreat is to get away from the outside world and focus on ourselves. It is also vitally important that students from the first half of the week do not communicate with students attending in the second half of the week. Retreat activities build upon each other and discussion of parts of these in advance spoils the activity for the second group of students.
WELLBEING AND ONLINE SAFETY
The following website is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training according to the guidelines of the National Safe School Framework. There are many focus areas and resources as well as a separate parent and student portal that has information, advice and activities about wellbeing and online safety.
Students deal with many problems each and every day and with the new demands of the World Wide Web it is important for parents, teachers and students to be armed with information so we can proactively prevent or minimise the issues that arise from the web.
Year 10 were also addressed about the responsible use of technology during our year meeting on Friday.
Year 10 News
Year 10 Leader of Pastoral Care
Monday, 20th March Departure time
Tuesday, 21st March
Wednesday, 22nd March
Thursday, 23rd March
Friday, 24th March
Flynns Beach &
St Agnes’ Church
YOUR CHOICEZ SEMINAR - DAVID AND KATIE KOBLER
This was a very worthwhile seminar where the students were broken into gender-specific groups and discussed very relevant issues for young people in this stage of their lives. The essence of the seminar was around sex, dating and relationships and encouraged young people to give thought to and make decisions around these issues based on their own values system. It focused on many of the pressures that young people of today experience and armed the students with some skills and strategies to navigate these challenges. The students were encouraged to talk to their parents or significant adults in their lives and to seek their advice and support around these issues. I hope that it has sparked some chances for healthy discussion in your homes.
I’d like to thank the students for their wonderful attitude throughout the day. Their attention and respect were exceptional. Their patience was also put to the test when the wrong amount of sausages were delivered for their lunch and many of them waited patiently while their teachers cooked more.
A big thank you to the PC teachers involved, Mr Michael Kelly, and Ms Joan Lancaster who cooked the BBQ and to Mr Michael Reilly and Mr Chris McQueen who also helped with lunch.
To the Year 11 students involved in the Diocesan Swimming Carnival. A special mention to Bianca Jamison and Tom Berryman who were crowned Age Champions. I believe Tom even broke a couple of records.
The SRC is alive and active in the school and coming up they have an out of uniform day for St Patrick's Day. Students are to dress up in green and please bring a gold coin donation. All money will go to Caritas Australia.
Year 11 Leader of Pastoral Care
Year 11 News
Year 12 News
Year 12 Leader of Pastoral Care
Congratulations to Jorga Attard on finishing a very commendable second in the Region 3 Lions' Youth of the Year competition final held over the weekend at Port City Bowling Club. This competition takes great commitment, dedication and time which Jorga has managed extremely well.
A saying that is becoming more and more relevant to Year 12 students is “The purpose of life, is to have a purpose.” Year 12 need to set specific goals as to what they want to achieve from their studies. Once these goals have been set, establish a plan on how to reach these goals. Part of this process involves looking at career paths / directions and the appropriate study patterns.
On Tuesday 36 students from Year 11 and 12 attended the University of Newcastle Allied Health information session in Taree. Students were given the opportunity to find out what it’s like to work in the fields of: midwifery, physiotherapy, medicine, occupational therapy, speech pathology, pharmacy, medical radiation science, nursing or nutrition and dietetics. This was a very worthwhile experience to enable everyone to make informed decisions regarding which direction they might take in the near future in relation to a career path.
At the recent Year meeting I stressed to all Year 12 that now is the time to start getting into the right study habits, if they haven’t already done so. An invitation was given to anyone who wants to establish a pattern of study, to make an appointment with me as soon as possible.
The senior SRC have taken over the running of the College assemblies, with the junior SRC sharing the responsibility. It is hoped that this will provide a much greater student engagement in what is being presented. This week Sam Magennis and Tom Berryman promoted our next SRC activity – St Patrick’s Day on 17th March. Students are asked to wear something GREEN on the day with all money raised going to CARITAS - Project Compassion. Isobel Berryman and Lachlan Kirkland promoted the Glow in the Dark Zumba Party this Friday with monies raised to support the Orange Sky initiative.
On Thursday, 23rd March a guest speaker from University of Queensland will be presenting during lunch time. Mr Stephen Foley will talk about courses on offer at UQ and other universities in Queensland as well as accommodation options in Brisbane. Students have been asked to register at the Careers desk if they wish to attend.
MCCentral - Library Connect News
PARENT LIBRARY RESOURCES
MacKillop Library has many up to date parent books available for parents to loan. There are a wide range of topics - bullying, autism, gender, relationships, positive parenting etc. How to talk to so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish is a classic parenting guide that is well worth reading. Click on the image below to view a youtube preview of the book.
Monday – Day 6
Friday – Day 10
Monday – Day 1
Friday – Day 5
Year 7 students continue their swimming program. Students will need to bring to school with them their swimmers, towel, rash shirt and hat to participate in the Swim & Survive course at Wauchope pool.
Your child will participate in a wide range of sports throughout the year. During Term 1 your child will participate in volleyball, cricket, oztag and volleyball.
BASKETBALL LCUD LR LG
CRICKET DA|RM (P2) DMC (P3) DS(P3)
OZTAG EDE CC (P2) BLO (P3)
TB|MHU (P2) MV(P2) NL (P3) NG (P3)
Year 9 SPORT
Learn to Surf
Guided surfing lessons with Port Macquarie Surf School at Flynns Beach.
Surf Survival Certificate
Complete the Surf Survival Certificate with Accredited Course Provider Kim Rayner at Flynns.
Participate in rock climbing at Centre of Gravity and play laser zone.
Your Life Fitness
Are you keen to energise your life in a fun and exciting way? Why not choose Your life Fitness and try a different style of fitness each week.
Participate in ten pin at Wave Bowl. Challenge your friends to see who can get the most strikes.
Tackle the mountain bike track at WRP. Own helmet and bike required.
Power Yoga with Martine Ford from Spirit Yoga will improve your strength and flexibility.
School Sport 1
Play a variety of team-based sports in a round robin competition at MacKillop College including hockey, lacrosse, rounder’s, fast 5 netball and soccer.
School Sport 2
Play a variety of team-based sports in a round robin competition at MacKillop College including futsal, basketball, gaelic football, 4 way indoor cricket and gridiron.
Year 10 SPORT
Bodyboarding or surfing ay Flynns Beach. Students must have Surf Survival Certificate or equivalent to participate. Hand to Mrs Denham.
We currently have students signing up for, trialling and competing in the following sports:
Bill Turner soccer
Students and parents are reminded that the most up to date information regarding representative sport is via the morning student notices, the sports noticeboard and the newsletter.
DIOCESAN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS – OUTSTANDING RESULTS
Congratulations to the 29 swimmers who represented MacKillop College with pride last week at the Diocesan Swimming Championships in Lismore. The results are absolutely outstanding and we are extremely proud of our swimmers. The swimmers are to be commended on the dedication and persistence that they demonstrate week in week out in their training sessions – their results at this meet are a just rewarded for their commitment to swimming. Well done and we wish you all the best at the upcoming NSWCCC Swimming Championships. RESULTS:
We broke six out of the 10 new records set on the day:
Nathan Smith (12 year boys 50m Freestyle 30.46)
Luke Mapstone (14 year boys 50m breaststroke 33.96, 200 IM 2:28.21, 100m Breaststroke 1:13.70)
Tom Berryman (17+ boys 100 Back 1:01.81, 100 Freestyle 55.61)
MacKillop College finished second overall out of 12 schools (first place - Woodlawn 605 points, MacKillop 500 points and Regional 205 points in third place). This gets MacKillop College off to a roaring start in the Jim O'Brien Shield, the friendly sport rivalry that we share between us and Regional.
The 12-14 year boys 4x50m relay team finished in first place – well done to Luke Mapstone, Mitchell Chandler, Jared Humphreys and Nathan Smith.
DIOCESAN AGE CHAMPION & RUNNER UP
Hayley Kable - 12 year Runner Up
Nathan Smith - 12 year Age Champion
Tahj Thrower - 12 year Runner Up
Mitchell Chandler - 13 year Runner Up
Luke Mapstone - 14 year Boy Age Champion
Patrick Mullens - 15 year Boy Runner Up
Harrison Northey - 16 year Boy Age. Champion
Bianca Jamison - 17+ Age Champion
Tom Berryman - 17+ Age Champion
Thank you to Ms Tracy Knight, Mrs Lisa Kable and Miss Lianna Gee for accompanying our swimmers to Lismore – your time and support of our swimmers are greatly appreciated. Thank you to the many parents who also travelled to Lismore to support their children in their sporting endeavours.
Leader of Sport
Rugby League & Football
Diocesan Winter Sports Trials Lismore
NSWCCC Hockey Selections
Open Boys and Girls Diocesan Basketball Coffs Harbour
Netball NSW Schools Cup (Year 7-10) PMQ
Secondary Schools MNC 7s Rugby Union PMQ
NSW All Schools Touch Football (9/10s) PMQ
Swimming & Diving
NSWCCC Swimming & Diving
NSW All Schools Sailing - Belmont
If your child has achieved outstanding sporting results in their community sport we would love to hear about it. Please email myself or your child’s respective Leader of Pastoral Care so we can acknowledge these achievements.
If you have any questions regarding sport at MacKillop College please do not hesitate to contact me either by email or phone at the College.
Leader of Creative Arts and Co-curricular Music firstname.lastname@example.org
REHEARSALS IN WEEK 8
· Senior Stage Band - Theatre, 7.45a.m. – 8.45a.m.
· Senior Percussion Ensemble – J16 Music Room, 7.45a.m. – 8.45a.m.
· Senior Vocal Ensemble - Theatre, 8.00a.m. - 8.45a.m.
. Choir – Theatre, Lunchtime
. SAPSS Drumline - St Joseph's Regional College, 4.00p.m. - 5.00p.m.
· Concert Band (sectional rehearsal) –J16 Music Room, 7.45a.m. – 8.45a.m.
. Brass Ensemble - J15 Music Room, 7.45a.m. - 8.45a.m.
. Junior Percussion Ensemble - College Hall Foyer, 7.45a.m. - 8.45a.m.
. Junior Vocal Ensemble - Theatre, 8.00a.m. - 8.45a.m.
· Little Big Band – J16 Music Room,7.45a.m. – 8.45a.m.
· Big Band – Theatre, 7.45a.m. – 8.45a.m.
· Junior Stage Band – J16 and J14 Music Rooms, Lunchtime
MORNING MELODIES CONCERT
Wednesday, 29th March 10.00a.m. – 11.00a.m. Panthers Auditorium, Senior Stage Band (no Year 12 students) and Year 11 Music students.
Sunday, 2nd April 4.00p.m. – 6.00p.m. St Agnes Church, Praise Band, Senior Vocal Ensemble and senior vocalists
CARITAS LUNCH CONCERT
Wednesday, 5th April lunchtime, Big Band and Little Big Band, Senior and Junior Stage Bands
Please contact Mr Denham with any questions relating to the co-curricular music program at MacKillop College or visit the College website and click on the Creative Arts tab.
Junior Library: Monday to Thursday 3.20p.m.- 4.00p.m.
Senior Library: Monday to Thursday 3.15p.m.- 5.00p.m.
Junior Tutorial is held in room 12 on the junior campus
Tuesdays and Thursday, 7.45a.m.- 8.30a.m.
Senior General Maths Tutorial is held in room 49 on the junior campus
Mondays, 7.45a.m. to 8.30a.m.
Junior Campus Canteen Co-Ordinator
Mayo Brumby, Heather Sheers and Ann Todd
Rob Doyle and Bernadette Doyle
Jodie Richmond, Judy Treadwell and Caroline Hill
Priscilla Turnbull, Lisa Richards and Jo Madden
Leanne Hatherly, Kim Goldie and Cindy Mullens
The Canteen is looking for helpers. If you are available to help, even if you can just do sandwiches, please contact the office on 65832632 or Maxine direct on 0432179365.
Parent Group News
CRICKET NSW FEMALE
To nominate for the North Coast Female Cricket Academy please complete the online form via the below link: 2017 CNSW Academy Nomination Form Nominations before 21st March. Your local trial will be held at Macleay Indoor Sports & Development Centre - Kempsey 11am-2pm 2nd April. For more information about the North Coastal Academy, please contact Grace McDonald on 0403755961 or email email@example.com
Port Macquarie Junior Rugby Union are excited to announce the start of our girls’ comp on Friday afternoons at Wood Street. Starting this year we are going to introduce 13’s, 15’s and 17’s. Teenager girls between age of 12 and 17 are invited to come and try Rugby 7’s. Registration at Stuart Park from 5.00p.m. to 6.30p.m. on Friday, 10th, 17th and 24th March. Registration and insurance is $95. Get a team together or just come along and we will put you in a team. For more information contact Jacky Ostler on 0410005789 or Craig Smith on 0439810612.
SPIRIT OF ANZAC CENTENARY EXPERIENCE
Newcastle Entertainment Centre
29th March - 4th April
Free tickets are now available to Australia’s largest and most complex travelling exhibition,
the Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience.
The Award Winning, interactive exhibition displays over 200 artefacts from the Australian War Memorial,
which tell the story of our nation’s involvement in the First World War.
You can watch a preview of the exhibition here.
Free Tickets can be booked here: www.spiritofanzac.gov.au/book-tickets
It really is a once-in-a-lifetime, not to be missed experience.
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