MacKillop House News

MacKillop House has had such an exciting and spirit-filled year so far! Term 3 has been very busy for MacKillop with Brigidine Day followed by our House Feast Day the following week. With the 2020 House Prefects joining us in leading the House for Term 4, we cannot wait to see what we can do as a combined team!

Brigidine Day was certainly a highlight. It required a lot of preparation and effort by everyone involved. Our theme for 2019 was ‘The Weather’ and MacKillop House definitely ‘kicked up a storm’ on the stage. We followed the journey of a super storm hitting our school and each Home Room played an integral part in telling the story. Our whole House performance was to Purple Rain by Prince; very fitting for the purple House! All the girls were magnificent on the day getting into costumes and cheering on the other Houses as they performed. There was so much House spirit displayed on the day with MacKillop girls helping out wherever they could. Although we didn’t walk away with the bell, we were so proud of everyone involved on the day and their preparation in the weeks leading up to the celebration. A huge thank you to all the MacKillop Home Room teachers for their extensive effort in getting their Home Rooms prepared for their dance. Finally, we could not be more thankful for the support of Mrs McAnally in our preparations. We couldn’t have done it without her!


After Brigidine Day, we jumped straight into getting ready for MacKillop Feast Day. We began the day with a special House Mass in the morning lead by Fr Pan. It was a great moment for us to reflect on St Mary of the Cross MacKillop and all that she did to inspire us as young women today. We then furthered the festivities by celebrating as a community with a waffle day. We sold waffles and toppings at lunchtime and had a Waffling Competition. The waffles were a huge success, selling out before lunch was even over! Our Waffling Competition was very difficult to judge with participants having to talk at a fast pace, continuously, for as long as possible. Our winner, Hadley Randall 8DE3, spoke for a whopping 23 minutes straight! That’s definitely what we would call a talent! Overall, the day was a huge success celebrating our House Patron and sharing her story with our College community.

We are excited for the end of year celebrations next term and look forward to watching the girls of MacKillop house grow closer together in these final few months of 2019.

Chelsea Hutley and Sophie Tennent

MacKillop House Prefects