Sport plays a significant role in the life of an MKC student. MacKillop Catholic College offers a diverse and varied sports program for students, providing them with many options during the summer and winter seasons. The Sports Program Leader provides a unique, participation-based, challenging and rewarding program for all students. Participation in sports at our college provides an equal opportunity for students to experience fun, enjoyment and a measure of success for all whilst participating in sporting activities commensurate to their physical, mental, social, emotional and skill development.
Some sports that we offer include the following:
athletics, basketball, cricket, cross country, equestrian, fun runs, gymnastics, hockey, indoor rock-climbing, netball, orienteering, badminton, sailing, soccer, surf-lifesaving, surfing, swimming, table tennis, tennis, touch football and water polo.
The College is a member of the SATIS an inter-school sporting competition that gives students the opportunity to compete in a variety of team sports. Both experienced and beginner players are encouraged to participate with the competition being an element of the College's extensive co-curricular offerings.
Support from staff, parents and friends plays an integral role in the success of the sports program. Parents are encouraged to support their child’s involvement in a team by offering to coach, manage, umpire or score for teams.
MacKillop Catholic College runs an intra-school swimming, athletics and cross country carnival each year. The emphasis is on maximum participation and the fostering of house spirit. Each child is placed into one of the school house groups. These carnival days are lots of fun and students of all abilities participate at their own level. Representative teams are chosen from our school carnivals, and these students compete against other schools in the SATIS Carnivals.
In 2001, MacKillop introduced special recognition for those students who have consistently been involved in school representative teams, and who have committed and supported the school through training and representation. Bronze, silver and gold badges are presented to these students at an assembly.
In secondary school, we believe students should try to develop their interests and abilities in many areas, including sports, and participate wherever and whenever possible.