TTFM Survey & Mary MacKillop Mass

Tell Them From Me Parent/Caregiver Survey

Parents/caregivers were recently invited to provide feedback about our college by completing the Tell Them From Me Survey. The following are some of the results from the parent/caregiver survey that were discussed at the last two Principal/Parent Chat Groups in Term 2.

  • Mary MacKillop Mass

    Students included in all of the learning and extra-curricular activities.
  • Supporting learning at home.

  • Encourage their child to do well at school

  • Had opportunities to talk with the teachers.

  • Teachers expect homework to be done on time.

  • Teachers expect my child to work hard.

  • Teachers expect my child to pay attention in class.

  • Where possible attended the meetings at the college.

  • Faith development of their child was a priority.

  • The college helps my child to understand the Catholic Faith.

Students have also received feedback about their survey responses at a number of assemblies. Thank you to the parents/caregivers for completing the survey.


Mary MacKillop MassSt Mary of the Cross MacKillop

“Never see a need without doing something about it.”

These are the words of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop. Mary had a heart for those who were the poorest and most neglected in this world. At 26 she was quoted to have said: “Believe in the whispering of God to your heart. Believe in Him. Believe in the power of the Spirit of love.”

As Australians we all should be proud of this remarkable woman who founded the Sisters of St Joseph and is Australia’s first saint. She has touched many lives through the work of the order and has set an example for all of us. Her qualities of sheer determination, perseverance in the face of adversity, and plea for justice on behalf of those unfairly treated, were practical examples of holiness and became a source of inspiration for all Australians.

The spirit of Australians is recognised by helping mates in dire circumstances, helping one another in need, as witnessed during times of floods, bushfire and other natural disasters, when help is given. We have many instances of courage and humility running through the social fabric of our nation. These are the qualities that unite us and make a great nation. St Mary of the Cross MacKillop has inspired us to continue to do more.

Year 7 had the opportunity to attend mass at Mary Immaculate on Wednesday 8 August to reflect upon the work of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.


Staff Update

On Friday 10 August, we farewelled Mrs Melissa Scott who had been teaching at our college for 13 years. For the remainder of this year Mr Claridge will be teaching full time and Mr Copp part time to replace staff on leave. Mrs Rebecca Slaviero will be on maternity-leave replaced by Mrs Leanne Chapman also for the remainder of this year.