Our House System
At St Mary MacKillop College, every student and staff member belongs to one of our four Houses; Solomon, Tension, Woods, or Xavier. Upon enrolment, students are assigned to a vertical Homeroom in their House, consisting of students from Years 7 – 12. They will remain in this Homeroom, ideally with the same Homeroom teacher, for the length of their journey at the school. The Homeroom teacher is the first point of call for families and works within a House Team led by the House Leader.
The House system works to strengthen the College’s Josephite heritage, enhance the connection of students across and within year groups and encourage greater student and staff engagement in school events and activities. Students attend Homeroom each morning from Monday through Thursday, and student achievement is recognised at weekly House assemblies. On Friday, students attend a whole school assembly in place of Homeroom.
Teacher Advisor Program
The Teacher Advisor program is part of the support Homeroom teachers provide students. Each term every student meets individually with their Teacher Advisor to discuss and monitor their academic and pastoral progress. This regular contact builds trust and ensures that families and teachers know each student’s strengths and needs and that secure relationships are formed that guide the students along their learning journey.
MacKillop Cup Points
House members work together every month to earn points for their House, and at the end of the year, the winning House is awarded the MacKillop Cup trophy at our Presentation Night. Points can be earned in the areas of; academics, arts, sport, community service, and living out the school values. The House System encourages teamwork, friendship, service, and leadership as students work for the good of their House.