The final two weeks of Term 2 were action-packed, with a range of pastoral activities for Years 7-10 to finish up Semester 1.
Year 7 Camp, 19-23 June
Year 7 split into two groups and took it in turns to spend two nights at the Salvation Army’s Collaroy Centre for the Year 7 Camp. Students took part in challenging activities that relied upon teamwork and trust. There was also lots of time for students to make new friends and build on existing relationships.
Year 9 activities, 20-22 June
Year 9 had three busy days in Week 9. Firstly, Year 9 took part in Career Focus sessions on the Tuesday. On Wednesday, Year 9 spent the day at Isabella, where they learnt about the senior campus and the courses available to them in 2018. On Thursday, the YLead team visited Year 9 to deliver a leadership and team-building program.
Year 10 hear from Sam Clear
Sam Clear travelled over 15,600km on foot through South America, Central America, North America, on train through Siberia, and on foot again from Moscow to Spain, in order to spread the message of Christian unity. He shared his inspirational story with Year 10 on Friday 23 June.
Year 10 Reflection Days and Course Counselling
A parent information session on Monday 26 June kicked off an interesting week for the students of Year 10. A course preview day on Tuesday 27 June showcased the College’s senior courses to the year group. On Wednesday and Thursday, half of Year 10 took place in a day of reflection, with the remaining taking part in course counselling sessions with their parents/carers and a member of staff.
Year 8 Pilgrimage and Coastlife
On Tuesday 27 and Wedesnday 28 June, Year 8 split into two groups and took it in turns to participate in a pilgrimage to Mary MacKillop Place, Sydney or the Coastlife Program at MacKillop. The pilgrimage was an opportunity for students to learn more about the College’s patron, while the Coastlife Program offered a series of challenging and fun activities for Year 8 students to build their teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills.
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St Mary of the Cross MacKillop made the statement: “We are but travellers here, so while we are here we should do as much good as we can and live in peace with each other.”
With this in mind, the College respectfully acknowledges the Ngunnawal people who are the Traditional Custodians and First People of the land on which we gather each day. The College also pays its respects to the Elders past, present and emerging, and any other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples living and working in the MacKillop community.
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