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Our Josephite Heritagehttp://www.mmc.qld.edu.au/about-us/History/Pages/Mission%20and%20History.aspx, http://schoolauthoring16.bne.catholic.edu.au/schools/mmc/about-us/History/Pages/History%20and%20Mission.aspxOur Josephite Heritage
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​What's Happening at the College



ACEL - Fellowshiphttp://www.mmc.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Senior-Visual-Art-and-Music-Camp.aspxACEL - Fellowship<p>​<img src="/latest-news/PublishingImages/ClarkeChristine%20(Small).jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:250px;height:333px;" /><br><br></p><p>We are very excited to announce, our Principal <strong>Mrs </strong><strong>Christine Clarke</strong> has been awarded a fellowship to the Australian Council for Educational Leaders. This award recognises ACEL members who are making, or have made,​ an outstanding contribution to the improvement of student achievement and organisational effectiveness through their leadership. Congratulations Mrs. Clarke for your leadership and contribution to learning at Mary MacKillop College. ​<br></p>
Reconcilation Weekhttp://www.mmc.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Excellent-Year-12-Outcomes.aspxReconcilation Week <div><div>​ ​<img src="/latest-news/SiteAssets/Pages/Excellent-Year-12-Outcomes/RW.png" alt="RW.png" style="margin:5px;width:350px;height:280px;" /><br><br></div><p>National Sorry Day is held on 26 May each year to acknowledge and recognise members of the Stolen Generation. As a part of this year's commemorations, staff and students from our College participated in the Noonga  Reconciliation Group's Sorry Day Service, with the Tidda Girls dancing with Aunty Maud and eCCCo's choir also performing. This was a wonderful community event and thanks is extended to <strong>Ms</strong> <strong>Atarrah West, Ms Rebecca King, Ms Mary Fletcher </strong>and<strong> Ms Pattie Lee </strong>for the organisation of the performers on this day.</p><p>On this day our College also welcomed guests <strong>Aunty Maud, Aunty Chicko Fisher, Aunty Melita Orcher, Aunty Vikki Vale and Uncle Alex Davidson, Ms Emily </strong><strong>Wurramara, </strong>and<strong> Ms Danita Martin</strong> from Brisbane Catholic Education, for a Sorry Day Liturgy. We were privileged to hear stories from the elders and music from Emily Wurramara as we reflected on the true meaning of reconciliation. </p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBx7YwL7Nwk&feature=youtu.be">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBx7YwL7Nwk&feature=youtu.be</a> </p><p>As a College we will acknowledge National Reconciliation Week this week from the 4 – 8 June. During this week all Australians are invited to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, to share that knowledge and help us grow as a nation. The 2018 theme “Don't Keep History A Mystery: Learn. Share. Grow" explores history hidden just beneath the surface, ready and waiting to be uncovered. Here at Mary MacKillop College staff and students have been invited to contribute to a mural symbolising our ongoing commitment to reconciliation. ​<br></p></div>
Touching Country Immersion 2019http://www.mmc.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Book-Week-Parade.aspxTouching Country Immersion 2019<div>​<img src="/latest-news/PublishingImages/Sue1.JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:350px;height:263px;" /><br><br></div><p></p><p>In 2019, students in Years 10, 11 and 12 are invited to join students and staff from Clairvaux MacKillop and Our Lady's College on the Touching Country Pilgrimage through Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Details are outlined below:</p><p><strong><em>It will change the way you see Australia and its people. </em></strong></p><p><em>Are you interested in being part of this life-changing experience of cultural exchange which will broaden your horizon, build your capacity for understanding differences, help you to think critically about the world, and grow within you a sense of gratitude for your own life in Australia?</em><em>  </em><em>In the first week, we visit Catholic Schools in the East Kimberley, as well as spending time walking with the Sisters of Saint Joseph.</em><em>  </em><em>The Sisters have been living and accompanying the people in this region since 1964, supporting and encouraging their process of self-determination. Their untiring effort to give care, dignity, and opportunity to others is inspirational.</em><em>  </em><em>We are privileged to spend time with them and to be a witness to their endeavours. </em></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>While the students may contribute to the lives of people who struggle for survival on a daily basis, our focus is about supporting these amazing women in their work, and the relationships built between the Sisters and the students are rich and joy-filled. </em></p><p>Video: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iv74gWel4E&feature=youtu.be"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iv74gWel4E&feature=youtu.be</span></a><br></p><br><div><p><br></p></div>
At the Heart of Josephite Educationhttp://www.mmc.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Cheer-and-Sports-Aerobics.aspxAt the Heart of Josephite Education<div>​<img src="/latest-news/PublishingImages/Conference6.JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:350px;height:263px;" /><br></div>​​“I would stress too that the “genius of woman" is seen in feminine styles of holiness, which are an essential means of reflecting God's holiness in this world." These words of Pope Francis might well be a reference to St Mary of the Cross MacKillop. At the Penola Centre in South Australia Mary MacKilllop is depicted with the following attributes:<ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Deep spirituality and trust in God</li><li>Love of family and regard for friends</li><li>Sense of social justice and compassion</li><li>Belief in consensus and cooperation</li><li>Respect for the dignity of the individual</li><li>Spirit of independence</li><li>Charity to all regardless of religion, race or culture.</li></ul><p>We aspire to instil these same attributes in the MacKillop Women of our College. I was gifted a powerful reminder of this last week at the annual conference of the Principals of Josephite Affiliated Secondary Schools (AJASS) held in Adelaide.</p><p>The theme of the Conference was “At the Heart of Josephite Education". Josephites, Sr Catherine Mead rsj and Sr. Jospehine Huppatz rsj, prompted us to grow and deepen our spirituality as leaders in Josephite secondary schools. Living and leading by the values of inclusiveness, humility and respect for the dignity of others, demands courage and the willingness to respond to the forces which propose a different way of being. This was poignantly expressed during our visit to the Chapel of St Mary, the place in Adelaide where Mary was excommunicated by Bishop Shiel. Despite the injustice of the Bishop's action, Mary never faltered in her love of God and in her resolve to see the good. <br></p>