Coming Up - Week 10 Term 1
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 trials rugby league and soccer
NSW All Schools tennis in Bathurst
Year 12 Legal Studies excursion to Sydney
Encore and ArtExpress excursion to Sydney
SAPSS Parent Consultative Committee from 5.30p.m.
Tuesday 21st March Day 2 Diocesan winter sports trials rugby league and soccer
NSW All Schools tennis in Bathurst
Year 12 Legal Studies excursion to Sydney
Wednesday 22nd March Day 3
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
Year 10 community building day and Mass
Website Quick Links
Social Justice Awareness Days
Strive for Excellence
Sunday 26th March 4th Sunday in Lent
Monday 27th March Day 6 CCC hockey selections in Newcastle
Tuesday 28th March Day 7 MacKillop cross country periods 1 to 3 (Competitive only)
Wednesday 29th March Day 8 Diocesan open boys' and girls' basketball in Coffs Harbour
Netball NSW Schools' Cup in Port Macquarie
Secondary Schools 7s MNC
Shakespeare Showcase in the Theatre from 6.00p.m.
Thursday 30th March Day 9 9/10 All Schools touch football at Tuffins Lane
Friday 31st March Day 10 CCC Swimming and Diving Championships at Homebush
What's On - Week 9 Term 1
YEAR 10 RETREAT WEEK
A Retreat is a very positive and successful experience for Year 10 and the Retreat program is a very significant element of our Religious Education program.
As the name suggests, the retreat provides students with an opportunity to retreat from the normal routine of classes, assessment tasks, paid work and other activities.
We do this to provide students with an opportunity to reflect on some of the most important aspects of life including their:-
• personal goals for school and life;
• relationships with friends and family; and
• relationship with God.
We only take this time out because we view personal and spiritual development as an essential part of a holistic education. It is an opportunity that is valued by students who rate retreats among the highlights of the year.
The goal of our Retreat Program is to provide quality experiences for our students to explore their relationships with God and others. Year 10 students will have their two day retreat and Year 10 community building day this coming week. The Retreat program provides a balance of activities to enhance individual reflection as well as an opportunity to build a Christian community among students and staff. We are blessed and I am truly grateful that we have so many staff who are devoted to planning a positive Retreat experience for our students. Ms Joan Lancaster and Mr Glen Littler have been planning the Retreat since early February and along with the staff retreat team, they have been working tirelessly to be prepared for all activities during the week.
The staff retreat team have met to plan the various activities and prepare resources for all of the group work sessions. Mr Littler has looked after all of the logistics, collecting notes and planning the accommodation for the Retreat and Ms Lancaster has led the development of the activities which is the foundation of the retreat experience.
A very sincere “Thank you” to:
Ms Lancaster and Mr Littler for their preparation, as it is an enormous task while still continuing their normal work at school.
I also thank the team Mrs Jodie Rich , Ms Tracey Bewicke, Mr Daniel Blackman, Mr Col Coelho, Mrs Emma Daley, Mr Peter Farrugia, Mr Rob Geaney, Miss Ellen Hales, Mr Phil Magick, Mrs Michelle Marino, Mr John McKenna, Mr Danny Murphy, Ms Christa Morrow, Mrs Suzanne Penson, Mrs Jenni Sewell, Miss Brittany Skea, Mr Daniel Underhill and Mrs Megan Verdon who have also been involved in the lead up and are leaving the comfort of their homes to accompany the students and to ensure that the experience is worthwhile.
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"May the Spirit of the Lord be with you"
Nick Lee is the founder and CEO of The Jodi Lee Foundation, which he established soon after his wife Jodi lost her battle with bowel cancer. In his Letter to my Teenage Self his advice reflects his life experiences, many of them very challenging.
You never know what’s coming around the corner. Your life can be changed in a heartbeat. Make the most of your opportunities. Live life to the fullest.
Don’t sweat the small stuff and concern yourself with matters you can’t control.
…make other people feel good. Ask yourself each day, ‘What have I done to make someone feel good?’
Stand up for what you believe in. Have the courage to say ‘no’ if something doesn’t feel right.
You can’t control what happens to you but you can control how you react to it. If you get knocked down, get up!
You don’t know everything – ask questions, be curious and, above all, listen.
Look after yourself and the people you love, and laugh a lot.
Nick’s life has taken him in a direction he never dreamed of, and yet, he says his journey has been fulfilling, and you imagine, one he would never want to change. His advice is important for us all to reflect on and perhaps take on ourselves.
Assistant Principal - Pastoral Care and Staff Support
Assistant Principal's Report
Pastoral Care and Staff Support
St Agnes' Parish News
In Week 11 (Tuesday, 4th April – Friday, 7th April), Year 11 and 12 students are invited to take part in a Kairos Retreat being held at Scotts Head. The retreat will be led by Mrs Marg Gobius and some Year 12 students who have participated in a Kairos Retreat last year. Kairos is an experience of Christian community, with a series of talks given by peers and adults. Prayer and worship are an essential part, as well as the participants’ involvement in discussions and various exercises. An important characteristic of the retreat is that of peer ministry: students who have done the retreat give many of the talks and lead many of the activities. The retreat is a time of trust and openness, generosity and community to quite a remarkable degree. The retreat is quite small, with a maximum of 25 participants. For more information and an application form, students should contact Mrs Gobius or Ms Lancaster.
ST AGNES' PARISH STATIONS OF THE CROSS
On Good Friday, St Agnes' Parish will again be leading a Stations of the Cross service at Oxley Beach, commencing at 10.00a.m. Families are warmly invited to come along to this moving re-enactment of Jesus’ last hours. MacKillop College will be assisting with four of the stations; any students who would like to help out by playing a character are asked to contact our YMO Daniel Underhill.
YEAR 10 RETREAT
Next week, Year 10 are away on Retreat. On the Friday, all of Year 10 will celebrate Mass together at St Agnes’ Parish Church in Hay St at 1.30p.m. Families and friends are most welcome to join us as we conclude our retreat experience together.
Leader of Evangelisation
MESSAGE TO PARENTS REGARDING TELEPHONING THE COLLEGE OFFICE
As you are aware, when you call the MacKillop College phone number (65832632) you hear a recorded message asking you to select either:
Number 4: For the MAIN COLLEGE OFFICE; or
Number 5: For matters relating to Year 11 or 12 students.
Our phone systems does have some limitations in that if your call comes to the Main College Office and then needs to be transferred to the senior office, depending on the length of call, it may drop out.
We would ask that you take note of the message and select the option you require. We certainly appreciate you may not know exactly who you need to speak with initially. Some staff are based the majority of time at either the senior or junior campus. Should you need to be transferred to the senior campus, we would ask you, if possible, to indicate if your call may be longer than 3 minutes. In this instance we will leave a message for the staff member to return your call as soon as possible.
Thank you for your co-operation and understanding.
NSW SCHOOL VACCINATION – YEAR 7 ABSENT ON VACCINATION DAY
Mid North Coast Area Health attended MacKillop College on Friday, 10th March to administer vaccines to Year 7 students as recommended by the National Health and Medical Research Council for adolescents.
Year 7 students who were absent on Friday may commence their vaccination program at our next visit by Area Health which will be held on Friday, 9th June. Please return your signed consent form to the College. This will be forwarded to Area Health and families will be advised by SMS from the Public Health Unit of their vaccination at the College.
If any Year 7 students commenced their vaccination program in 2017 and did not complete their program they are given the opportunity to complete in Year 8.
Congratulations to the following students who have received a Pastoral Co-ordinator’s Award: Cameron Aird, Patrick Bailey, Billie Brennan, Lachlan Brown, Willem Cook, Zako Grgic, Andrew Hepburn, Harry Kulmar, Jannel Lusung, Jonathon Pikett and Kiera Plews.
Year 7 News
Year 7 Leader of Pastoral Care
Year 8 News
The weeks seem to get busier and busier and this week was no exception. Year 7 and Year 8 students had the chance to test their general knowledge, skip and shoot some basketballs, have fun and raise money for Project Compassion. Special thanks to Miss Jess Inglis for all her work behind the scenes.
Friday was a great way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day with an out of uniform day. Lots of students embraced the theme and dressed appropriately.
Lots of assignments are coming through with Religion and Maths done this week. I hope students have been prepared and organised to put in their best effort.
The following students have received a Pastoral Co-ordinator’s Award this week: Joe Black and Shyra Marchenko.
Well done Luke Tinnock. Luke won the Under 14s singles JDS Tennis Championships in Coffs Harbour recently. He has a great reputation on the tournament scene and is well-known for encouraging his opponents.
Have a great weekend!
Year 8 Leader of Pastoral Care
Year 9 News
Year 9 Leader of Pastoral Care
It was a sea of green this St Patrick’s Day as Year 9 donned the hue to support CARITAS.
Today was also National Day Against Violence and Bullying. Students completed a survey regarding their experience of bullying during extended PC, reflected on the positive qualities each person offers their Pastoral Care group, and affirmed others for their difference and uniqueness. They participated in teamwork activities that revealed they are empowered by encouragement rather than criticism. Year 9 were reminded their most powerful communication tool is words - words can tear down or build up esteem. Each of us was challenged to use words that are true, positive, kind and useful.
Week 9 - Religious Education essays will be completed in a scheduled class next week.
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 travel by bus to Flynns 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 College junior site 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.
Paige Leishman won a gold medal with her Cudgen Headland team-mates in the U15 board relay at the NSW State Surf Life Saving championships on the weekend. A great result, beating the favourites from Manly, who came third.
Max Milligan also competed at the State Surf Lifesaving Championships in Newcastle coming 4th in the swim.
Paige and Max will be competing at the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships in week 11. Best of Luck.
Year 10 News
Monday, 20th March Departure time
Tuesday, 21st March Return time
Wednesday, 22nd March
Thursday, 23rd March
Friday, 24th March
Flynns Beach &
St Agnes’ Church
Year 10 Leader of Pastoral Care
YEAR 11 STUDENT INTERVIEWS
This week I have been conducting interviews with Year 11 students. This is simply a chance for me to touch base with students and ensure that they are traveling well. Our main conversation points have been around organisation, balancing their workload with family and social lives as well as fitting in part-time work. I am pleased that many students seem to have settled in well and have set themselves up well with study plans and regular routines. It has been lovely to have the opportunity to chat with each of them and learn a little bit more about them.
Bianca Jamison who competed recently in the State Age Championships and the NSW Country Championships for swimming.
Tommy Brennan who competed in the National Touch League last week.
William Pender-Buchan who competed and performed very well in the Oceana Road Cycling Championships in Canberra.
Bianca Jamison Tommy Brennan William Pender-Buchan
A big thank you to Charlotte Moore and Isobel Berryman who have been taking photos on my behalf at Year 11 events. I really appreciate the time and creativity they put into this for me.
Charlotte Moore Isobel Berryman
Year 11 Leader of Pastoral Care
Year 11 News
Year 12 News
Congratulations to the senior SRC cultural group on their very successful launch of the Triple T event (Totally Thrashing Thursday). This is an opportunity during lunch on Day 4 for any budding musicians, singers, performers or stand-up comedians to entertain the masses. This is open to anyone in Year 11 or 12; all that is required is to nominate with Mr M Kelly or see Caleb Gallagher and Brock Sherlock.
Thank you to Ms Joan Lancaster for her meditation initiative during lunch on Mondays in the St Francis of Assisi Chapel. While last Monday was our first session it is hoped that more students will take advantage of this important opportunity to relax and re-energise for the times ahead.
BOSTES – NESA
NESA is the NSW Educational Standards Authority that replaces the old Board of Studies. NESA have sent every Year 12 student a letter regarding the 2017 HSC and its rules and regulations as well as key dates. All Year 12 students need to login to the NESA site with their Student Number and their Board of Studies PIN. Students will need to be able to access this site for their HSC results on 14th December.
SENIOR EASTER EGG RAFFLE
All senior students are encouraged to bring in an Easter egg/chocolate for the Easter Egg Raffle to be conducted on the last day of this term. Any eggs/chocolates can be left with either Jenny or Kylie at the front office on the senior site. All money raised from the raffle will go to Project Compassion – Caritas.
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.
Year 12 Leader of Pastoral Care
Marine and Aquaculture Technology Teacher
Marine and Aquaculture Technology News
Over the past week, large seas and swell have lashed the Port Macquarie coast. Year 9 went on a coastalwatch field trip. The students took notes on waves sizes, water movement, coastal erosion and how wind direction and tides influence water conditions, and how different beaches have significantly different conditions unique to that beach.
Year 10 received their baby yabbies this week. Each student has to care for a yabby. Students research the history of the yabby and are keeping a journal on the yabby growth and their individual characteristics. The students learnt how to determine the sex of the yabbies. The students will move the yabbies to a breeding program later in the year. The students are also in charge of tank cleanliness, looking at water quality, ph levels and oxygenation.
MCCentral - Library Connect News
MCcentral - Library connect #LitFest2444
Ticketing is open now! Go to https://litfest2444.com.au/tickets/ for more ticketing information, and in the meantime we will continue to showcase our presenters on a weekly basis, and talk about their background, and their involvement in #LitFest2444.
In no particular order: This week’s highlighted presenters are Jenna Mynott and Stacey Morgan.
Jenna has been running primary and secondary aged creative workshops on and off for over 10 years, and recently launched her own business, Think Happy, promoting positive education and creativity in schools. She is a passionate advocate for positive education and wellbeing, and loves finding ways to combine curriculum content with personal development activities. She has also worked in the corporate sector for many years across retail, sales, customer service, and training and development. Jenna’s festival workshop is “Blackout Poetry”.
Stacey is well-known in the Hastings area as the Principal of PMPA. Through dance Stacey aims to inspire and create the next generation of confident, successful young people, building childrens’ self-confidence and fostering each child’s passion, teaching them they can achieve anything they set their minds to. Stacey is the host of Ask a Dancer, a podcast for aspiring dancers. She is also the co-host of Miss Bossy Boots, a podcast inspiring leadership for Women in Business, available now for immediate download on iTunes. Stacey’s workshop is “Your voice says more about you than your shoes”.
Both Jenna and Stacey will be presenting their one hour session three times across the day.
Sunday, 7th May
To all students, parents and members of the MacKillop College Community,
I am calling for volunteers to participate as Aid Station assistants at the full Ironman event at Port Macquarie that will be conducted on Sunday, 7th May. The group from MacKillop College will be the volunteers at a different station to the last few years. We will NOT be asked to man the station at Lake Cathie but will likely be in the vicinity of Matthew Flinders Drive. This will allow volunteers to participate in shifts and not be locked in to the Aid station for an entire day as in previous years.
This act of volunteering will prove to be a very valuable experience for our students, as their participation in the wider community at events of this nature are invaluable. The students will receive a t-shirt and cap at the aid station to wear, signifying their volunteer participation, plus food during the day. Access to the station will be by car before the relevant roads on the cycle route are closed at 7.00a.m. on Sunday. Volunteers will be able to come and go by other access routes to the station as they need to. This year I will be joined by Mr Stephen Harvey, another teacher at MacKillop College, who will be shadowing me as aid station captain to take over from me in 2018.
Student volunteers can contact me by email at my school email address, email@example.com
Parents and other related members of the MacKillop College community are most welcome to participate. We have always had parents and others join the team on the day in past years. If you have any questions regarding this event please do not hesitate to call me at MacKillop College on 65832632. Students are advised to bring a mobile phone on the day to maintain contact with parents.
Mr Alan Wheatland
Monday – Day 1
Friday – Day 5
Monday – Day 6
Friday – Day 10
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.
VOLLEYBALL MHU NG CC (P3)
BASKETBALL LCUD AF LG
CRICKET DS RMY DMC (P2)
OZTAG EDE BLO
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.
MACKILLOP COLLEGE CROSS COUNTRY
Our annual competitive Cross Country will be held on Tuesday, 28th March at Wayne Richards Park during periods 1-3 for all students in Year 7-12. This event is for competitors only – students MUST nominate on the nomination forms on the sport noticeboard. This means that you must be at the very least attempting to run the entire distance.
Students are to wear sport uniform on Tuesday including Year 7.
Parents are most welcome to come along and support their children during the cross country or assist our staff to run this event.
HASTINGS 9s RUGBY LEAGUE WRAP UP
We went into this tournament with a squad of 28 players. The squad trained extremely well and showed great promise leading up to the tournament. The week leading into the tournament we split into two teams of 14 players. It was a tough first outing for the boys with rain in the morning and wind in the afternoon but they took the conditions in their stride and showed some real character.
The Black team made the final but unfortunately lost to Wauchope. Hudson Harmer and Benjamin Howarth showed their attacking skills while Austin Bradley showed real grit in defence.
The Yellow team were not as successful but still showed they had plenty of talent in each game they played. Kaleb Cooper was a wrecking ball in defence and Patrick Bailey showed great leadership skills.
Yellow team's man of the match – Kaleb Cooper.
Black team's man of the match – Hudson Harmer.
After a short but energetic preparation, it was an enthusiastic U14 squad that represented the College at the Hastings 9s. Taking on Camden Haven in the first game, Cameron Brown got the side off to a perfect start, running strongly from five out to crash over for the first try. An incisive run and selective pass from Kade Franklin sent Zac Catalogna over shortly after. Joe Black was next in on the act, showing, going and beating his larger opponent to score. On the last play before half-time, Zac Catalogna secured a break, scoring after some enterprising play in the middle of the ground. Camden Haven came out more determined after the break but were unable to contain a rampaging Luke Mapstone who stormed up field, laying the foundation for an acrobatic Jacob Prince try. That saw the end of the scoring and the boys were rightly satisfied with the 20-0 result.
Hastings College were next up and it was a case of different opponent, same result. Corey Lewis opened the scoring after some strongly structured play before Luke Mapstone touched down after a barnstorming run three wide of the ruck. 2-0 would be the half-time score. After the break Liam Stewart cashed in on a superbly timed Vaughan Lickley pass, crossing over virtually untouched. Some slick service from dummy half would then provide Vaughan Lickley his opportunity to get in on the act and he needed no encouragement, slamming the ball down for a well-deserved try. Jared Humphreys was also rewarded for his determination, running hard at and through the line to grab the side’s fifth try.
In the final pool game, the side would meet St Joseph’s Regional in a local derby of sorts. With the attack clicking and a clean sheet defensively, the boys went into the contest full of confidence. Both sides gave as good as they got in a brutal encounter, however, the opposition proved a strong and well-drilled outfit, expert at capitalising on some costly errors, and ran out 16-4 winners. A weaving run from Joe Black secured the sole try.
Two wins from three games saw the boys confident of meeting their conquerors in the final, but alas, it was not to be. With MacKillop and St Paul’s Kempsey finishing equal second on points after the pool games, the adjudicators went to a count-back. MacKillop College, having scored fewer tries across the day, were eliminated. While difficult to nominate individuals in a strong collective effort, Benjamin Brennan and Cameron Brown were instrumental in maintaining the team’s go-forward, and Joe Black and Vaughan Lickley co-ordinated the attack with composure throughout.
Most valuable player on the day was the versatile Luke Mapstone. Well played boys.
The U15s did not have a win during the day, but it wasn't through a lack of effort. The boys showed good leadership qualities in organisation in their warm-ups before each game. Their three losses were by narrow margins and the players played well for each other and never gave up throughout the day, despite being down to just eight players for their last game. I would like to thank them for accepting me as coach at the last minute and it was a pleasure to coach them.
Most valuable player on the day was Taj O’Brien.
The U16 rugby league squad competed in this year’s annual 9s carnival with great success. After moving through all the round games undefeated, including a hard-fought draw against St Joseph’s Regional, the boys were the first team to progress to the final. Playing with the wind and being tactically outstanding, the boys led by robust forward Tyler Hyde, quickly ran out to a 3 tries to 1 lead. The second half began the same way as the first, however, after a crucial refereeing decision, the momentum shifted. Raid after raid of attack saw the eventual winners, St Joseph’s, win a very close final 4-3. Standout performers of the day were Lachlan Clacher, Mitchell Evans, Tyler Hyde, Sam Nunan and Tyler Weatherley.
The player of the day was awarded to Tyler Hyde.
If you think that you are able to assist us on the day with time-keeping, recording and supervision around the track please email Erin Denham firstname.lastname@example.org. We would greatly appreciate your assistance.
Leader of Sport
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
Open boys and girls AFL
Bill Turner boys and girls (round 1) at school
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 email@example.com
WHOLE SCHOOL ASSEMBLY PERFORMANCE
Well done to the MacKillop College Big Band who performed a swingin’ rendition of Jumpin Jive at assembly this week. The performance featured solos by Jackson Burton on Alto Saxophone and Tom Horder on Trumpet. This ensemble is currently working hard on repertoire to perform at the annual Big Band Blast music festival held here in Port Macquaire across the first weekend in June. More information will be provided in future newsletters.
REHEARSALS IN WEEK 9
· 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 (full rehearsal) –J16 Music Room, 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
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
Christine Brumby, Kylie Abbott anbd Megan Tregier
Treena Heslop, Vanessa Wilson and Lindell Bailey
Verena Grandy and Kaylene Monckton
Jason Garland, Melinda Mitchell and Lynda Highlands
Ute Lockwood, Melinda Cotter and Bec Davis
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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