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​What's Happening at the College



Interhouse Swimming Carnivalhttp://www.mmc.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Senior-Visual-Art-and-Music-Camp.aspxInterhouse Swimming Carnival<p>​<img src="/latest-news/SiteAssets/Pages/Senior-Visual-Art-and-Music-Camp/Sport4.JPG" alt="Sport4.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:500px;height:333px;" /><br></p><p>What better way to start our new school year with a whole school swimming carnival!  On Friday 1 February, MMC held our 2019 Interhouse Swimming Carnival at Centenary Pool in Spring Hill.  With a focus on Sportswomanship this year in Sport, it was an absolute joy to see our girls, new and old, getting to know each other and forming bonds through cheering, support and teamwork.</p><p>A big congratulations to the following Houses and Students on their achievements for the day:<br></p><p>Winning House - <strong>McCormack</strong> </p><p>Winning House - <strong>McCormack</strong> </p><p>House Spirit Award – <strong>Fitzroy</strong></p><p> </p><p>12 Years Age Champion – <strong>Mia Cameron</strong></p><p>13 Years Age Champion – <strong>Maddison Taylor</strong></p><p>14 Years Age Champion – <strong>Naomi Dufourq</strong></p><p>15 Years Age Champion – <strong>Zahlie James</strong></p><p>16 Years Age Champion – <strong>Mikayla Corrie-Muller</strong></p><p>Open Age Champion – <strong>Elena Stephenson</strong></p><p> </p><p>Fitzroy Individual House Spirit Award – <strong>Rahni O'Dea</strong></p><p>Penola Individual House Spirit Award – <strong>Emma Shannon</strong></p><p>McCormack Individual House Spirit Award – <strong>Willow Kohn</strong></p><p><br></p>
MacKillop Women Challengehttp://www.mmc.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Excellent-Year-12-Outcomes.aspxMacKillop Women Challenge <p>​<img src="/latest-news/SiteAssets/Pages/Excellent-Year-12-Outcomes/Science2.jpg" alt="Science2.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:500px;height:375px;" /><br></p><p>With the 2019 school year ahead of us and full of possibilities, now is the time to IMAGINE what might be! Throughout this coming year the Science department will be encouraging and challenging all students, both in and out of the classroom, to imagine a bigger and brighter future for themselves and society. Through developing, trialling, refining and trialling again we learn more than thought possible all while furthering our critical thinking and problem-solving skills. This year students will have numerous opportunities to get hands on in science though classroom activities, field work and immersive excursions and science club activities. </p><p>​In the coming weeks students will be invited to join in the first science activities outside of the classroom for the year. Launching of the 2019 MMC Imagine through Science club alongside this Years year 11 <strong>UQ Science Ambassadors</strong> will occur in the next few weeks as will the <strong>UQ Science and Engineering Challenge</strong> for Year 9 and 10 students. Should your student be interested in being involved and getting hands on with Science in 2019, encourage them to stay tuned for notices and emails, they can also talk with their Science teacher throughout the year about the many opportunities that will arise.<br></p><p><br></p>
Imagine a Sense of Wholeness http://www.mmc.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Book-Week-Parade.aspxImagine a Sense of Wholeness <div><p>​​​​​​​<img src="/latest-news/SiteAssets/Pages/Book-Week-Parade/Imagine%20painting.jpg" alt="Imagine painting.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:600px;height:304px;" /><br></p><p>Sister Colleen Keeble (RSJ) invites us to imagine what it means to feel whole. Wholiness can be defined in the following way:</p><p>“F<em>ull inside rather than empty; peaceful rather than anxious; worthy and lovable rather than unworthy and unlovable; generous rather than greedy, loving rather than needy; happy rather than miserable; at one rather than separate; inwardly powerful rather than victimised; secure rather than insecure; trusting rather than fearful; capable of giving rather than being self-absorbed</em>" (Keeble, C. 2010)</p><p>As we commenced the school year each member of staff participated in a Spirituality Day at the State Library and Gallery of Modern Art, inviting them to explore the concept of spirituality and wholeness through Art, Prayer and Music. Some of the key themes from the day that will be a focus for our staff in 2019 include:</p><p>“<em>Relationships with other people form the spiritual web of our lives. According to many religious traditions, our deepest values are expressed through these bonds we develop in relationships</em>" (Brussat, 1998)</p><p>“<em>A theatrical stage, a movie screen, a dancer's floor, and a painter's canvas are all empty spaces where the imagination can contact the infinite. Insofar as it is empty, all art is religiou</em>s" (Moore, 2002)</p><p>“<em>Spirituality doesn't grow like a flower; rather, it comes into being like a temple or an illuminated manuscript, through hard work, imagination and skill"</em> (Brussat, 1998)</p><p>Mary MacKillop herself is described as a model of wholiness – a woman who was comfortable in her own skin as she lived her life in union with God in trust and love. We as a community continue to pray that her life of wholiness will inspire many people throughout the world to strive towards that same holiness. Our hope in this year, as we have the “Power to Imagine", is that each member of our community will experience a sense of “wholeness" through the breadth of opportunities they experience as a member of Mary MacKillop College. ​<br></p></div><p><strong><br></strong></p>
Welcome New Familieshttp://www.mmc.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Cheer-and-Sports-Aerobics.aspxWelcome New Families<p><img src="/latest-news/SiteAssets/Pages/Cheer-and-Sports-Aerobics/Princ4.jpg" alt="Princ4.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p>We are thrilled to have welcomed 130 new students to the College for 2019. They come from many parts of Brisbane and beyond including some from interstate. They are fast becoming a new generation of MacKillop Women. </p><p>We have also welcomed a number of new staff to the College.<br></p><p><strong>Ms </strong><strong>Sharrron Sweeney</strong> Curriculum Leader English & Languages </p><p><strong>Ms Melissa Echyenne –</strong> Teacher, Business</p><p><strong>Ms Céline O'Sullivan -</strong> Teacher English, RE, Visual Art</p><p><strong>Ms Hayley Lancini – </strong>Teacher, Health and Physical Education</p><p><strong>Ms Deb Gorman -</strong> Teacher Aide, Student Attainment </p><p><strong>Mrs </strong><strong>Katherine Hayward</strong> – Teacher, English, Christian Ministry and Theology</p><p><strong>Ms Kathy Rae –</strong> School Officer</p><p><strong>Mrs </strong><strong>Charlie Wilson –</strong> Teacher, Librarian, English </p><p><strong>Mrs </strong><strong>Fiona Weight -</strong> Pastoral Leader, Fitzroy House</p><p><strong> </strong><strong>Ms</strong> <strong>Alanya Bridge</strong> - Piano Tutor </p><p><strong>Ms Evelyn Stephan</strong> – Vocal Tutor</p><p>I am also pleased to let you know that former Year 12 student (2018), <strong>Teara Musrau</strong> joins us in a part time capacity. Teara is studying at ACU and has been awarded a BCE teaching scholarship which includes mentoring and work in a school context. <strong>Mrs</strong> <strong>Rebecca Hunt</strong> joins us in a part time capacity as our EAL/D teacher for Term One. <strong>Ms </strong><strong>Lucy Wright</strong> from Autism Queensland joins us for one day equivalent per week. Ms <strong>Attarah West </strong>continues her work with us in ATSI support. </p><p>I am pleased to announce that <strong>Mr</strong> <strong>Gareth Whittaker</strong> has been appointed as Acting Curriculum Leader – Science from 11 Feb until 15 March while <strong>Ms Andrea Hickey</strong> takes on the role of Acting Assistant Principal – Learning and Teaching. </p><p>We wish Assistant Principal – Learning and Teaching, <strong>Ms </strong><strong>Ursula Witham-Young</strong> a wonderful time of renewal as she jets off for long service leave in a week's time. <strong>Ms</strong> <strong>Rachelle Poole</strong> has accepted a teaching contract with us for the period of Ms Witham-Young's leave. <br></p><br>