MacKillop Day '17
St Mary MacKillop College celebrated the Feast Day of its patron with the annual MacKillop Day Mass and Activities on Friday 8 September.
Taking place a month after Mary MacKillop's official Feast Day on 8 August, students were able to enjoy the warm spring weather and the Class of 2017 could relax having completed the AST earlier in the week.
The day commenced with Mass at the Tuggeranong Basketball Stadium - one of the few venues large enough to hold our students, staff, and visitors - and concluded with a range of fun activities and stalls at the Isabella Campus.
The Mass was a moving occasion, with the College Choir creating a reflective and reverent mood and Fr Warrick Tonkin from the Corpus Christi Parish spending his last Mass with us before he moves to his new appointment at the Cathedral next year.
The activities at the Isabella Campus were festive, with activities like bumper balls, an obstacle course, the bungee run, upbeat music, and a wide range of food and drink. The threat of wet weather held off to ensure a memorable day.
All students are to be congratulated for their participation, dignity, reverence, and the spirited sense of community, which helped to make MacKillop Day a fantastic celebration of the Feast of our patron, St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.
The College thanks the staff involved in the organisation of the event as well as the many visitors, including students and teachers from other schools, parents, and past students of the College, who joined us for the Mass.
Special thanks to Fr Warrick for his important contribution at the Mass and during his time as College Chaplain.