A Richness of Culture
The students of Mary MacKillop Catholic College are a true reflection of our global community. Celebrations of various cultural practices frequently contribute to our goal to encourage the young women of the College to be true global citizens, proud of their heritage, who contribute in a positive way as Australians to the future of our country and the world.
Parents as Partners
We believe very strongly in the importance of working in partnership with parents as their daughters develop into young women.
Research shows that children perform better in schools where there is a keen parent network and support. We encourage parents to work in genuine partnership within the College.
The College has a strong Parent Advisory Council (PAG), the Mary MacKillop Catholic College Community Network – a consultative body that provides effective support for the College community.
How does Mary MacKillop Catholic College support Parent and Community Engagement?
- Listening assemblies hosted by the Principal with the school community. Here, we discuss what the College doing well and how we can improve. Your opinion counts.
- Parent Forums – Here parents you can have their say at a meeting each term
- Family Learning workshops held each term. Topics include:
Introduction to high school; Homework help and assessment tasks; using technology as an educational tool
- Community Liaison Officers:
- Arabic Liaison – Mrs Vivian Matti (Mon – Fri)
- Vietnamese Liaison – Sr Dorothy (Mon, Thurs, Fri)
- Bridge meetings each month for Arabic speaking and Vietnamese communities topics include:
Settling into high school, Subject selection, What is NAPLAN, Using technology in the home, Lunch with the teachers, Your rights as a tenant, Basic English classes (Thursday & Friday 11am-1.00pm)
- PACTS seminars – Career planning: Helping your daughter get a job; Career Pathway planning
- Curriculum information evenings – HSC and subject selection interviews
- Parent participation in the SEEK homework club
- Suggestion box in Reception for families
- Regular pupil & parent feedback acted upon
- Parent/Teacher/Student interviews
Community links include:
- Business links initiative We identify the need for authentic learning experiences and ways we can support the local community
- Southwest connect to support students for work placements in the community
- STAARTS program to assist newly arrived parents to make the cultural transition to Australia
- Fairfield Migrant Resource Centre
Parents are invited to get involved with our Learning Community. We can all learn from each other to raise the achievement of your daughter.