At MacKillop, all students are given the opportunity to lead.
The challenge of leadership is an important part of our students’ learning experience. It is held in very high esteem in our community and is recognised on many occasions throughout the school year.
At MacKillop, we encourage leadership through vision, collaborative planning and action.
Our student leadership structure at MacKillop is detailed below:
Senior Student Leadership Team
Our Student Leadership Team is made up of Year 10 students who fulfill the following positions: 2 College Captains, 2 Deputy Captains and 6-8 Student Leaders.
The Student Leadership Team meets to discuss student issues, plan events and decide upon organisational matters. The Student Leadership Team is responsible for school tours, leading whole school assemblies, initiating student-led projects, contributing to School Improvement forums and projects, co-ordinating our Feast Day celebrations and JJAMM Week as well as mentoring SRC members through the Vertical Leadership Program.
Our 2020 Student Leadership:
Brooke Williams (College Captain), Jode Brewster Jones (College Captain)
Bayley Aziz, Olivia Cummins, Joshua Barnes, Jing Versteegen, Emma Haynes, Tomas Pears, Joe Burke, Bella Townsend
Student Representative Council (SRC)
In Year 7-9, students may nominate to have the opportunity to be elected to the Student Representative Council (SRC). There are two SRC members elected from each Tutor Group.
SRC members meet regularly to voice opinions and lead student projects. At several times throughout the year the senior Student Leadership Team joins the SRCs to mentor, support and work collaboratively on school-wide events. This is known as the MacKillop College Vertical Leadership Program.
Our 2020 Student Representative Council:
7 Blue Ava Ahern and Tayla Sheen
7 Gold Isabelle Stanley and Lucy Clements
7 Green Alexandra Dellas and Sam El Ali
7 Purple Toby Jones and Grace Walsh
7 Red Cooper Meeking and Sophie Cashion
7 White Eleanor White and Hannah Jackman
8 Blue Sophie Bonnitcha and Zane Bennis
8 Gold Hamish Reid and Cooper Kastrop
8 Green Emily Glover and Spencer Etheringtonon
8 Red Nicholas Taylor and Zara Appleby
8 White Reuben Lang and Layla Jones
9 Blue Lucinda Veldhuis and Ella Ehrat-Vidakovic
9 Gold Lily Mereszka and Toby Lawrence
9 Green Joshua Hunt and Cole Pinnington
9 Red Thomas Bryan and Abbie Walker
9 White Charli Cobbing and Harry Gregson
Students in Year 10 have an opportunity to be elected as College House Captain. Generally, two Captains are elected for each of the four College Sports Houses.
House Captains motivate and lead each of the Houses at all College Sports Carnivals. They assist with the organisation and running of the carnivals and provide valuable feedback after each of the events for further improvement.
Our 2020 House Captains:
Kirby: Isabella Townsend and Joe Burke
Lochaber: Emma Haynes and Tomas Pears
Penola: Olivia Cummins and Bayley Aziz
Tenison: Jing Versteegen and Josh Barnes
Peer Support Leaders
Our team of successful Peer Support Leaders in Year 10 undergo training to equip them with the confidence and skills to be mentors for our new Year 7 members being inducted into the College. They welcome and assist the students on Orientation Day and then run a series of workshops throughout Term 1 and 2 aimed to welcome the beginning students and support them in their transition to Secondary School.
Our 2020 Peer Support Leaders:
7 Blue: Lana Alomes; Jorja Curran; Ella Delpero; Keira Banks; Renae Fleming; Max Makrogamvrakis
7 Gold: Elani Palmer; Max Solomon; Tom Francis; Sara Vernon; Mia Andrewartha; Emily Vaughan
7 Green: Samantha Mills; Noah Bird; Gabrielle Foale; Holly Caruso; Justin Warner; Indyana Goc
7 Purple: Blair Millar; Nellie Guevara; Matylda Sweeney; Sophia Hart; Will Van Dongen; Logan Nettleford
7 Red: Talia Swards; Bella Petrusma; Laura Anderson; Ruby Pacey; Lachie Rankin; Jessica Medwin; Lachlan Phillips
7 White: Ava Wilcox; Gabrielle Van Ek; Erin Brooks; Breanna Hall; Hayley Badcock; Aidan Taylor