Welcome to St Mary MacKillop Primary School






Reach Outhttp://www.marymackillop.qld.edu.au/About%20US/Pages/Our-MMK-Motto.aspx, MMK Motto Reach OutReach Out
Embracehttp://www.marymackillop.qld.edu.au/About%20US/Pages/Embrace.aspx, MMK Motto EmbraceEmbrace
Achievehttp://www.marymackillop.qld.edu.au/About%20US/Pages/Achieve.aspx, MMK Motto AchieveAchieve

​​Learn with us at MMK

Inspired by St Mary MacKillop, we strive for excellence in contemporary and inclusive education where God is sacred in our daily lives



Learning and Teachinghttp://www.marymackillop.qld.edu.au/Curriculum/Pages/default.aspx, http://schoolauthoring16.bne.catholic.edu.au/schools/marymackillop/Curriculum/Pages/default.aspxLearning and Teaching
About ushttp://www.marymackillop.qld.edu.au/About%20US/Pages/default.aspx, http://schoolauthoring16.bne.catholic.edu.au/schools/marymackillop/About%20US/Pages/default.aspxAbout us
Beyond the classroomhttp://www.marymackillop.qld.edu.au/Curriculum/Pages/Extra-Curricular-Activities.aspx, http://schoolauthoring16.bne.catholic.edu.au/schools/marymackillop/Curriculum/Pages/Extra-Curricular-Activities.aspxBeyond the classroom
Facilitieshttp://www.marymackillop.qld.edu.au/About%20US/Pages/default.aspx, http://schoolauthoring16.bne.catholic.edu.au/schools/marymackillop/About%20US/Pages/default.aspxFacilities
Enrolmentshttp://www.marymackillop.qld.edu.au/Enrolments/Pages/How-do-I-enrol-my-child.aspx, http://schoolauthoring16.bne.catholic.edu.au/schools/marymackillop/Enrolments/Pages/How-do-I-enrol-my-child.aspxEnrolments

What's on at Mary MacKillop



School Photoshttp://www.marymackillop.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=121School Photos20/02/2018 10:00:00 PM
Family Photoshttp://www.marymackillop.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=122Family Photos22/02/2018 12:00:00 AM
Yrs 4-5-6 Cluster Parish Masshttp://www.marymackillop.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=133Yrs 4-5-6 Cluster Parish Mass24/02/2018 10:00:00 PMMMK Church
Prep Parent-Teacher Interviewshttp://www.marymackillop.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=123Prep Parent-Teacher Interviews26/02/2018 12:00:00 AMPrep Classrooms
Year 6 Leadership Assemblyhttp://www.marymackillop.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=124Year 6 Leadership Assembly1/03/2018 10:45:00 PMSCC
Reconciliation Workshophttp://www.marymackillop.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=146Reconciliation Workshop3/03/2018 11:00:00 PMSCC

Community news



Ash Wednesday and Lenthttp://www.marymackillop.qld.edu.au/community-news/Pages/Ash-Wednesday-and-Lent.aspxAsh Wednesday and Lent<p>On Wednesday 14th February  we enter into the Church season of Lent as we observe Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent and is the forty-day season of preparation and reflection prior to Easter (Sundays are not included in the count). Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of moderation and spiritual discipline. The purpose is to reflect on the humanity of Jesus and the sacrifice he made for all of us. Tomorrow, the students will receive ashes on their foreheads. The ashes historically signify repentance and remind us that we are of the earth and not perfect, but also that we belong to a global Catholic community united by the story of one man, Jesus. During these next couple of weeks, remember to take the time to reflect upon what it is that you are going to do differently in preparation for Easter. Will you go without something or will you do that extra little job to help someone else?​</p>
Year 6 Leadership Dayhttp://www.marymackillop.qld.edu.au/community-news/Pages/Year-6-Leadership-Day.aspxYear 6 Leadership Day<p>The Year 6 students are taking over the Southern Cross Centre this Friday for a special ‘Leadership Day’ so there will be no regular assembly. The leadership day will be run by personnel from Project Hatch and will include the following themes where the students will:</p><ul><li>learn to create small differences in their thinking to make big changes in their behaviour and self-confidence;</li><li>experience ways they can be a positive influence in the lives of others;</li><li>gain emotional intelligence and mindfulness strategies to increase their wellbeing;</li><li>and reflect on how the Gospel messages are alive and relevant in their daily lives.</li></ul><p>We trust that it will be a fantastic day of growth for all our Year 6 students!​</p>
Volunteer Student Protection Traininghttp://www.marymackillop.qld.edu.au/community-news/Pages/Volunteer-Student-Protection-Training.aspxVolunteer Student Protection Training<p>Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) and St Mary MacKillop gives student protection the highest priority. In 2018 BCE has mandated that all volunteers with St Mary MacKillop complete an online Student Protection Course which takes approximately thirty minutes to complete. Once the training has been completed you will be asked to print out the registration form, please complete and bring to the school office. This training supersedes any previous volunteer registers or applications. Volunteers with Blue Cards are also required to complete this training. Below is the link to the training. Please call the office if you have any queries.</p><p><a href="http://www.bne.catholic.edu.au/students-parents/student-protection/Pages/Code-of-Conduct-Training.aspx"><strong><em>Click here</em></strong></a> to access the BCE Student Protection Training for Parents and Volunteers. Please note: This training needs to be completed prior to any parent help this term.  ​​</p>
Sport Newshttp://www.marymackillop.qld.edu.au/community-news/Pages/Sport-News.aspxSport News<p><strong>THE BAYSIDE DISTRICT SWIMMING CARNIVAL</strong> takes place on Thursday February 15. We have a team of fourteen students competing. All district paperwork has been sent home and needs to be returned promptly as nominations need to be submitted this Thursday. Copies of all paperwork will also be placed on the Parent Portal.</p><p><strong>THE BAYSIDE CATHOLIC SWIMMING CARNIVAL </strong>takes place on Friday, March 23. It involves 9-12 year old students and has a much stronger focus on participation. Information<br>about this carnival will be sent home closer to the event. </p><p><strong>CROSS COUNTRY</strong> Cross country training began on Monday. We had 84 students turn up which was wonderful. Thanks also to the many parents who came to run with and support their children. Training will continue on most Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings from 7:40-8:10 am. This will allow time for the children to cool down and change their clothes prior to the start of the regular school day. Children are asked to wear suitable clothing and footwear (not school uniform) to training. All students are welcome!!!​</p>
P & F Newshttp://www.marymackillop.qld.edu.au/community-news/Pages/P-and-F-News.aspxP & F News<p style="text-align:justify;"></p><div></div><div>A massive part of our school being as brilliant as it is, is thanks to the parents and volunteers we have. For our community to continue to have events and support we need you! Every little bit that you do helps, sometimes taking on a P & F role is too much but if you were to do it with a friend or assist someone else the task is so much easier and manageable; as they say more hands make light work.</div><div><br>Over the next few weeks, there will be a date claimer P & F newsletter coming out. This will be something you can stick on the fridge, mark your diaries or pencil in a volunteer day or two. Keep your eye out for this!</div><div><br>If you are interested in enquiring about where we might need some more help please don’t hesitate to ask. The office is more than happy to take your details and forward them on.</div><div><br>We have some proposed dates for the next couple of months for our meetings, these meetings are open to EVERYONE!!!</div><ul><li>Wednesday 7th March 8:30am </li><li>Tuesday 24th April 6.30pm</li><li>Wednesday 16th May 8:30am </li><li>Wednesday 13th June 6.30pm<br><br><br></li></ul>
Life Long Learning Awardshttp://www.marymackillop.qld.edu.au/community-news/Pages/Life-Long-Learning-Awards.aspxLife Long Learning Awards<p>A child is a <strong>Self-Directed & Motivated Learner </strong>when they:<br>Reflect, consider alternatives, set goals and monitor how effective they have been, ask for feedback, plan, organise and review and offer suggestions.</p> <p>A child is a <strong>Collaborative, Team Player </strong>when they:<br>Actively work with their peers, contribute positively to group work, work in service of others, encourage others in the group, undertake a team role effectively, relate well to others, are open to new ways of doing things and consider others’ views.</p> <p>A child is an <strong>Effective Communicator </strong>when they:<br>Actively listen to others, communicate clearly with their peers, think about their audience, express their own opinion clearly, use positive body language when talking to others.</p> <p>A child is a <strong>Creative & Logical Thinker </strong>when they:<br>Solve problems, investigate the task fully, look for creative ways to demonstrate learning, take notes in an orderly way, ask inquiry questions to seek a deeper meaning, effectively plan.</p> <p>A child is <strong>Living the Mission </strong>when they:<br>Reach Out, embrace and achieve, enact the values of St Mary MacKillop ( H U G E), create unity in our community by being – inclusive, welcoming, encouraging, just and charitable, caring for God’s creation, deep respect for self and others.</p> <p> </p> <div style="text-align:center;"><img width="582" height="297" alt="LifelongLearning.jpg" src="/community-news/PublishingImages/LifelongLearning.jpg" style="height:175px;width:341px;margin:5px;" /></div> <div> </div> <p> </p>