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Extracurricular Activities

There is always something new and exciting at St Mary MacKillop Primary.

Students are offered opportunities to be involved in a range of diverse activities and we are committed to providing opportunities for growth and development for all. Extra-curricular activities include:

  • creative arts festival
  • school musical
  • talent quest
  • sport carnivals
  • touch football
  • cricket
  • soccer
  • netball
  • academic competitions
  • reading challenges
  • National Aboriginal Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week celebrations
  • choir performances
  • strings music program

Voice of Youth

The children of Year 6 are involved in the Parramatta Diocesan Voice of Youth contest. This is a public speaking contest for Year 6 students throughout the Diocese. The Penrith Cluster Final is held at Holy Family School Luddenham in Term 3. The children from Year 6 attend to support their Mary MacKillop peers and listen to other speakers in this cluster.

School Camp

Year 5 attend a school camp. The Teen Ranch Christian Camp at Cobbity offers a two night/ three day stay which will allow students to form and develop friendship groups and further develop leadership skills.

Children in Year 6 attend an excursion to Canberra in order to enhance their studies in Human Society and Its Environment. During their visit the main focus is the study of Federal Government. They visit Parliament House where the children visit both houses of parliament and the Parliamentary Education Centre. They also visit the Electoral Education Centre, which is highly useful in developing the students’ understandings of Federal Government — particularly how preferential voting works.

Other planned visits include the Australian War Memorial, The Australian Institute of Sport, High Court, the National Gallery and the National Museum.

Movie Team

The Mary MacKillop Movie Team is made up of Year 5 students learning the skills involved in film-making.  Learn more on the Movie Team Blog!

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