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



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What's on at Mary MacKillop



Last Day of Term 2http://www.marymackillop.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=150Last Day of Term 229/06/2018 12:00:00 AM
Term Three Commenceshttp://www.marymackillop.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=151Term Three Commences16/07/2018 12:00:00 AM
Catholic Education Weekhttp://www.marymackillop.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=152Catholic Education Week30/07/2018 12:00:00 AM
Year 6 Catholic Education Week Mass @ Carmel Collegehttp://www.marymackillop.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=165Year 6 Catholic Education Week Mass @ Carmel College31/07/2018 10:30:00 PMCarmel College
Grandparents Dayhttp://www.marymackillop.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=153Grandparents Day3/08/2018 12:00:00 AM
Confirmation Workshophttp://www.marymackillop.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=149Confirmation Workshop4/08/2018 11:00:00 PM

Community news



Year 6 Canberra / Sydney Triphttp://www.marymackillop.qld.edu.au/community-news/Pages/Year-6-Canberra-Sydney-Trip.aspxYear 6 Canberra / Sydney Trip<p></p><div style="text-align:justify;">A cold, fun new experience and a very special privilege we as Year Sixes were very lucky to have. I learnt tonnes, and I am sure everyone else would agree with me. We learned a bit about Australian history at the National Capital Exhibition and the Australian War Memorial and had lots of fun at Questacon and Sportex where we slid down a sixmetre free fall slide and did lots of fun sporting simulations. It was very interesting looking at the original foreign architecture on the embassy tour. The hospitality at the AIS was great. We slept on bunk beds and enjoyed delicious meals in the dining hall. At Parliament House we watched with amazement at how everyone yelled at each other during question time. We also did a House of</div>Representatives role-play on drafting a new bill. This was a truly memorable experience full of new and fun activities and everyone learnt a lot.<br><div><strong><em>Isabelle 6G</em></strong></div><div><br> </div>What an incredible experience! Canberra was amazing. But we were also lucky enough to stop off in Sydney for the St Mary MacKillop Museum and a cruise around the harbour. We heard and learned a lot about our Saint. On arrival, we stepped out of our bus and felt the freezing<br>blast of the chilly Canberra air and knew we had arrived. We were staying at the AIS (Australian Institute of Sport). This was our base for the week. We had lots of fun at the Sportex experience. My favourite activity there, was the skiing simulator. We went to parliament house and attended Question Time. It was quite humorous to watch the politicians argue over various matters. We also learned about how the government works. My<br>favourite part of Canberra was Questacon. Questacon is an amazing science centre with many interactive science displays. The group favourite was the giant slide. We also got to have a tour of the Governor General’s house. We met the Governor General too. The Australian War<br>Memorial was huge. Inside they had interactive zones to simulate life of those at war. We attended a ceremony in the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It was an emotional experience. At the Australian Mint, we got minted coins and learnt about the history of our currency. We created so many memories and have learnt so much more about our country and our history. It was great to have this opportunity.<br><div><strong><em>Laura - 6M</em></strong></div><div><br> </div>In week 7, Year 6 went to Canberra f​or a week. We  experienced many things such as Parliament House, Questacon and staying in the AIS [Australian Institute of Sport]. These were just some of the great things we did. At Parliament, we got a tour of Parliament house and sat<br>in on Question Time to watch the politicians. I assure you that you would be surprised to see so many of the people on TV and in the papers, arguing until all you could hear was yelling. Questacon is all about science. They have earthquake labs, a six meter high slide / giant drop and many more things that made Questacon an incredible experience. The AIS is where elite athletes stay and train for games in Australia. We had a tour and a sports experience that were both amazing. Of course there were many other great things that we did in Canberra, and<br>these were only some highlights. Canberra was a great experience that I will never forget.<br><strong><em>Emilie - 6M</em></strong>
Bayside District Readers Cuphttp://www.marymackillop.qld.edu.au/community-news/Pages/Bayside-District-Readers-Cup.aspxBayside District Readers Cup<p>Recently, myself and four other students represented the school in the Bayside District Readers Cup. Basically, this was a reading comprehension competition where we went head to head with other schools working as a team to answer questions about five designated books. Each book was a different genre. The books were;</p><ul><li>​A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’engle (Fantasy Sci-Fi), </li><li>Black Sunday by Evan McHugh (Historical Fiction), </li><li>A Patch from Scratch by Megan Forward (Picture Book), </li><li>The Shop at Hoopers Bend by Emily Rodda (Fictional Novel) and </li><li>A Different Dog by Paul Jennings (Short Fictional Story). <br></li></ul><div>We had a team of five and each round one of us sat off. There were six rounds and five questions to each round, one for each book. To prepare we went to the library for many lunchtimes and discussed the books. We would sometimes look up comprehension questions<br></div><p>on the laptops and give each other quizzes on the books. I really enjoyed this experience and definitely would do it again.<br><strong><em>Isabelle – Year 6​</em></strong></p>
BCE Connect Apphttp://www.marymackillop.qld.edu.au/community-news/Pages/BCE-Connect-App.aspxBCE Connect App<p>The BCE Connect mobile app makes it easy for you to keep up with school events and information.The latest version/release of BCE Connect allows us to send announcements as a push notice to anyone who has installed the app and selected St Mary MacKillop School and saved as a Favourite, for example a bus running late from an excursion. Make sure you have notifications enabled on your device for the app when you install it.</p><p><br>The push notification feature may be used to send an emergency announcement or to highlight an important message. The notification presents on a mobile device similar to a SMS text message. You do not have to open the app to see the notification. Other features include newsletters, school forms and the ability to notify of student absences at a touch of a button.<br>The best experience is if you log into the App, which is done with the same username and password as the Parent Portal, the App will enable you to stay logged in for up to a year.<br>Use the feedback tool in the app if you want to send a suggestion or let us know what you’d like in the app.<br></p><p><br>BCE Connect, is now available to download free from: </p><ul><li><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=au.edu.catholic.bne.bceconnect01" target="_blank">Google play store​</a> </li><li><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/bce-connect/id910824920?mt=8" target="_blank">Apple App Store</a></li></ul><p></p><p style="text-align:center;"><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/bce-connect/id910824920?mt=8" target="_blank"></a><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/bce-connect/id910824920?mt=8" target="_blank"><img alt="BCEConnectSquare.jpg" src="/community-news/SiteAssets/Pages/BCE-Connect-App/BCEConnectSquare.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></a>​</p><br>
ICAS Testinghttp://www.marymackillop.qld.edu.au/community-news/Pages/ICAS-Testing.aspxICAS Testing<p>This year the students from Year 4 to 6, who have strengths in English and Mathematics are invited to participate in the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools testing that will be conducted in July and August.  Please know that this is an optional offering within our school and is directed more towards those students who consistently achieve at a high standard or above, particularly in the areas of Reading and Mathematics.  <br></p><p>The English test will take place on Tuesday 31st July at a cost of $10 and the Mathematics test will take place on Tuesday 14 August, also at a cost of $10.  After careful thought, if you wish to nominate your child for any of the tests, please access a nomination form at our school office and return it with payment by Monday 4th June.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><img alt="ICAS.jpg" src="/community-news/SiteAssets/Pages/ICAS-Testing/ICAS.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:350px;height:197px;" /><br><br></p>