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Principal's Welcomehttp://www.mmc.qld.edu.au/about-us/Pages/Principal%27s-welcome.aspx, http://schoolauthoring16.bne.catholic.edu.au/schools/mmc/about-us/Pages/Principal%27s-welcome.aspxPrincipal's Welcome
Join us for Open Day. Sunday 20 May. 10.00am to 1.00pm. Everyone Welcome!http://www.mmc.qld.edu.au/enrolments/Pages/default.aspx, http://schoolauthoring16.bne.catholic.edu.au/schools/mmc/enrolments/Pages/default.aspxJoin us for Open Day. Sunday 20 May. 10.00am to 1.00pm. Everyone Welcome!
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

 

 

Service. Connection. Voice.http://www.mmc.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Cheer-and-Sports-Aerobics.aspxService. Connection. Voice.​​<img src="/latest-news/SiteAssets/Pages/Cheer-and-Sports-Aerobics/MDay3.jpg" alt="MDay3.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:300px;height:221px;" /><div><br></div><div><p style="text-align:justify;">Last week McCormack House gathered to celebrate the life of Sr Irene McCormack and to reflect on how each student could continue to walk in her footsteps as a community. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">To connect, is to experience a sense of belonging. To unite and walk the talk, is to stand in solidarity with each other and put into practice our House value of compassion. This value was at the forefront of the work of Irene McCormack, a woman of faith and role model for how all members of our community can positively make an impact in other's lives whilst committing to living out the Gospel values.  <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Earlier in the year each McCormack student created a human cut out to represent themselves as one member of the House Community. On each person they wrote down their personal commitment on how they were going to live out the value of Compassion within our community. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Community members were also gifted a visit from <strong>Sr Angela Carroll</strong>, a member of the Josephite order, who knew and worked with Irene McCormack. In the presentation, Sr Angela shared with us insights into who Irene was and the type of work she engaged in. Irene McCormack was a woman of great faith and generosity. As described by B.L. Manjimup 'A very strong-willed person, almost a feminist in many ways, who had been rinsing her hair for years without our realising it, until she stopped and went suddenly grey'. </p><p>In closing, an extract from a prayer Irene wrote for all to reflect on,<br></p><p>“I choose to face life without fear –</p><p>And to live wholeheartedly in each moment."<br></p><br></div>
Year 8 Food Tech Masterchefhttp://www.mmc.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Book-Week-Parade.aspxYear 8 Food Tech Masterchef<div><img src="/latest-news/SiteAssets/Pages/Book-Week-Parade/Food%20Tech1.jpg" alt="Food Tech1.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:300px;height:200px;" /><br></div><p></p><p>In Year 7 and 8 Food Technologies this term the students are competing in a Mini Master Chef Competition<strong>.</strong> This problem-based learning experience involves three rounds. Each round will be judged and once every round has been completed, there will only be two winners.  </p><p>Round one of Mini Master Chef, the students competed against each other to producing a s'mores-inspired creation. S'mores are made by stacking biscuits, chocolate and marshmallows. Students were encouraged to be as creative as possible with their use of the ingredients. The kitchen was alive as students busily producing their dishes within the time limit. Although everyone used the same ingredients, the finished creations looked uniquely delicious. <br></p><p>With rounds two and three to follow soon I can't wait to see what the students create. Once all the rounds have been marked the two highest graded students from both the Year 7 and 8 Food Technology classes will be named as the Mary Mackillop Mini Master Chef and have the amazing opportunity to go and see a demonstration by Chef Matt Moran later in the year.<br></p><p><br></p>
MMC Students as Judges in International Film Awardhttp://www.mmc.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Excellent-Year-12-Outcomes.aspxMMC Students as Judges in International Film Award <div><div> ​<img src="/latest-news/SiteAssets/Pages/Excellent-Year-12-Outcomes/FTV1.jpg" alt="FTV1.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:300px;height:200px;" /><br><br></div><p>For the first time ever, Australia took part in the European Film Awards' Young Audience Award and Mary MacKillop College's current and past students played an integral role in the event in early May. </p><p>30 Brisbane 14-year-olds met at Griffith Film School in South Brisbane to collectively watch, discuss and vote on three new European films.</p><p><strong>Charlotte Christensen, Mia Dwyer, Aishlinn McCouaig-Hook, Anjali Reddy </strong>and<strong> Paris Singleton </strong>were selected by ATOM Queensland to serve as judges. Current students, <strong>Dempsey Chapman </strong>and<strong> Jamisyn Chapman</strong>, and past students <strong>Rebecca Micallef </strong>and<strong> Isabella Sheehan</strong>, who are both studying Film at QUT, assisted ATOM Qld with the organization and filming of the event. Their footage was broadcast across Europe. <strong>Mia Dwyer</strong> was interviewed by Channel 7 and Channel 9 and made the evening news and Anjali and Dempsey were interviewed live on air at the ABC Radio studios the following day.</p><p>In Eurovision-style voting, the children connected with more than 2000 of their European peers to select and announce a winner from three nominated films: <em>Girl in Flight</em> (Italy), <em>Hobbyhorse Revolution</em> (Finland) and <em>Wallay</em> (France, Burkina Faso).</p><p>After a tight race, the results were reported live via Germany with French coming-of-age drama <em>Wallay</em> taking the prize. </p><p>A whopping 45 international cities participated with Cr Krista Adams kicking off the Australian event on behalf of Lord Mayor Graham Quirk.<br></p><p>“This is a fantastic opportunity for Brisbane kids to develop their critical skills and connect with young cinephiles locally and internationally," Cr Adams said. <br></p><p>“We're nurturing and investing in our future filmmakers, film critics and curators."<br></p><p>Australia's participation in the Young Audience Award was made possible through the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, ATOM Queensland and Griffith Film School.<br></p><br></div>
2018 College Open Day Successhttp://www.mmc.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Senior-Visual-Art-and-Music-Camp.aspx2018 College Open Day Success<p></p><p><img src="/latest-news/SiteAssets/Pages/Senior-Visual-Art-and-Music-Camp/DSC_0005.JPG" alt="DSC_0005.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:300px;height:200px;" /><br></p><p>What a fabulous showcase of the community of Mary MacKillop College! We welcomed so many new families through our gates along with the Year 7 class of 2019 who undertook some orientation activities facilitated by our Student Leadership Team.  Current parents, staff and students exuberantly and proudly shared their great experience of the College with our guests. Learning excellence in a huge range of curricular and co-curricular areas was clear to see. Mary MacKillop College is renowned for learning success of students in a diverse range of academic and vocational pathways. Special thanks to Deputy Principal, <strong>Mrs Narelle Dobson</strong>, for her leadership in planning and making Open Day happen. She was assisted by the whole College community. Particular thanks to <strong>Mrs Glenda Bassa</strong>, <strong>Mrs Carolyn Harman</strong> and <strong>Mr Dennis Walsh</strong> for their particularly mighty efforts. So many visitors. So many students. So many staff. So proud of our College.<br><br></p>