We celebrated Catholic Education Week last week and we took the time to pray together as a Catholic community at St Mary’s Primary School to celebrate the annual Catholic Education Swan Hill (CESH) Mass.

Congratulations to Tahlia Barry

On Monday 3rd June, Tahlia was awarded a Premier’s VCE Award for obtaining a perfect study score of 50 for VCE VET Sport and Recreation in 2018. Tahlia is pictured receiving her award from the Deputy Premier, Mr James Merlino. Obtaining a perfect score in any VCE subject is an outstanding academic achievement and Tahlia …

Murray River Culinary Challenge

The Murray River Culinary Challenge inter-school competition was held on Wednesday. VET Hospitality students were set the task of cooking three courses within a set amount of time; students were judged by local chefs on their workflow, cooking techniques and presentation. Thy Pham-Nguyen and Kate Gillingham were the winners and now make up the MacKillop team who will compete against the Swan Hill College team in August.


On Wednesday 29 May St. Mary’s Primary School Swan Hill hosted a Mass honouring the 2019 Catholic Education Week theme, “Listen with the ear of your heart”. It was lovely to celebrate this with the St. Mary’s Primary Schools from Swan Hill and Sea Lake, as we are all Catholic Schools within the Holy Family …

Transition Day 1

Grade 6 students from Swan Hill and district schools attended our first Transition Day on Thursday 9th May. Students enjoyed a tour of the school, before experiencing a timetable of different subjects including; Science, Food Technology, Woodwork, Drama and Physical Education.

At recess the students were treated to muffins made by the first year Hospitality students, and at lunchtime a BBQ lunch was provided. Students then participated in fun lunchtime activities, including rock painting in the library.

The Grade 6 students enjoyed the day, meeting new friends and staff as well as familiarising themselves with life in a secondary school setting.

Enrolments for Year 7 in 2020 close on Monday 15th July.

Students who have enrolled for Year 7 in 2020 will be invited to attend our second Transition Day on Thursday 30th July.

LMR Swimming Championships

On Wednesday 24th April, following winning performances at the LMR swimming championships, Arlee Atkinson and Alivia Andrews represented our College at the State Swimming Championships in Melbourne. Both girls swam fantastically well and produced results to be proud of. Alivia qualified to compete in the 15yr girls 50m freestyle and finished 4th in the state. …


The Year 8 Cape Bridgewater Coastal Camp proved to be a very successful and enjoyable camp for all involved. The students were provided with the opportunity to participate in a range of outdoor educational activities coordinated by qualified staff. These activities included surfing, sand boarding, geo caching, seal tours, snorkelling and kayaking. The surfing proved …