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Weekly Reflection

I am the living bread which has come down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is my flesh, for the life of the world. (John 6:51)

Give bread, Lord, to those who are hungry, give hunger for yourself to those who have bread, for you alone, Lord, can satisfy our desire:

Jesus Christ, bread of life, we pray to you.

Give strength to those who are weak, give humility to the powerful, for your alone, Lord, are our strength:

Jesus Christ, bread of life, we pray to you.

Give faith to those who are in doubt, give doubt to those who believe they possess you, for you alone, Lord, are the truth:

Jesus Christ, bread of life, we pray to you.

Give confidence to those who live in fear, inspire wonder in those who feel apathy, for you alone, Lord, support our hope:

Jesus Christ, bread of life, we pray to you.

Give light to those who are searching for you, preserve in your love all who pray with faith in you, for you alone, Lord, can fulfil our love:

Jesus Christ, bread of life, we pray to you.

Shaun Coates

Director of Catholic Identity

From the Principal

Year 7, 2021 Enrolments

A reminder enrolment applications for Year 7, 2021 are due by this Friday. All families who apply are required to make an appointment with their Parish Priest.

Re-enrolment 2020

This week, families will receive information regarding re-enrolment for 2020. This process enables the College to comply with a CEO requirement regarding enrolment data which is due in Term 4. The enrolment prediction for the 2020 school year will influence the recurrent funding for the College. Families are required to complete this process no later than Friday, 30th August.

Parents & Friends

There will be a Parents & Friends meeting Wednesday 28th August at 7:00pm - all are welcome.

School Improvement

In 2019, our school is participating in Catholic Education Melbourne School Improvement Surveys (CEMSIS). CEMSIS is an annual process where schools listen to the thoughts and feelings students, families and staff have about how their school can improve. These surveys help inform the ongoing improvement of schools across the Archdiocese of Melbourne.

One of the main goals of the family survey is to identify the strengths and areas for improvement in our school. CEMSIS data benefits everyone within our school and provides valuable community insights on areas that each school can focus on. Our school believes it is important to encourage families to have a voice and contribute to shaping the ongoing improvement of the school.

The survey is completed online and can be accessed from Monday 2nd September and needs to be completed by Friday 20th September. Families will be randomly selected to participate in this survey. If you would like to complete the survey, please contact Kerrie-Ann Matthews at

Mark Sheehan


From the Deputy Principal - Staff

2020 Subject Selections

Year 9 students must submit their Year 10 2020 final selection page (from Selection Guide) and a copy of their Web Preferences receipt to their Homeroom teacher by Thursday, 22nd August.

Year 8 students and families, please note that information and selection guides for their 2020 Year 9 electives will be distributed on the 27th of August at the Year 9 2020 information evening.

College Athletics Carnival

Unfortunately, our Athletics Carnival was again cancelled last Friday due to unsuitable weather conditions. Although we make every attempt for such days to operate, we will always err on the side of safety for students (competitors and spectators), parents/guardians and staff. Due to the SACCSS Athletics being held on the 2nd of September, there is no other suitable date for the event to be rescheduled.

Staff Service Day

Friday, 23rd August is the College’s Staff Service Day. The College will be closed for staff to undertake various social justice activities. No students will be required at school.

John Christie

Deputy Principal Staff

Vietnam Veterans Day

On Sunday the 18th of August a group of student leaders attended the Vietnam Veterans Day Memorial service in Melton, which marked the 53rd anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. Student leaders, Chantal Bala, Evana Miesen, Ben Martin and Ann Praveen John laid wreaths to honour, remember and commemorate all those who served in Vietnam, including the 521 Australians who died and more than 3000 people who were wounded, injured or became ill as a result of the conflict and those who still carry the physical and emotional scars of their service as well as the families that have stood by them. Lest we Forget.

Shanelle Sertic

Student Leadership Coordinator

OutLoud Poetry Competition

On Wednesday the 14th of August, Samuel Gordon, Nathan Furtado and Riley Williams represented the College at the OutLoud Secondary Schools Eco!Slam spoken word poetry competition. The students wrote, choreographed and performed an original poem and competed against schools from all over Victoria. The students excelled on the day and, while narrowly missing a place in the final, received an honourable mention, great feedback from the judges and thunderous applause from the audience.

Kezi Todd

Domain Leader - English

Sports News

Year 9 Premier League

Mackillop College were strong and competitive against all of our teams during round 4 of the premier league season. It was great to see such a high level of competition between us and the energy amongst the students was fantastic. We ended up with an even sweep with 4 wins and 4 losses. Our Boys Basketball and Girls Volleyball teams remain undefeated heading into the last round against Emmanuel. Hopefully we all finish the season off strong and get as many teams as possible making finals. Results from Round 4 vs Mackillop are below:

  • Girls Volleyball Won 3-0
  • Boys Volleyball Won 3-1
  • Boys Basketball Won 34-31
  • Girls Soccer Won 6-1
  • Girls Basketball Lost 4-106
  • Boys Soccer Lost 0-2
  • Girls Netball Lost 8-49
  • Boys AFL Lost 27-64

Jordyn Syme

Head of Sport

Falcon Rebels Basketball Association

See attached information from Falcon Rebels Basketball Team Association who are seeking new players for their team. Please contact the club directly at for more information.

Mel Garwood


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