At MacKillop Catholic College we promote participation in sport and help students progress by overseeing and guiding them through junior, intermediate and senior levels across competitions inside and outside of school.
Our aim is to ensure MacKillop’s culture is a strong one, with our students being proud to wear the MacKillop Sporting Uniform whilst representing our College at interhouse and interschool sporting competitions.
Every year we have our whole-College interhouse events for cross country, athletics and swimming, where students compete in their age groups and house groups.
MacKillop Catholic College also offers an extensive range of sporting opportunities for students to represent the College through the Palmerston and Rural Region School Sport (PARRS) interschool sports days.
Through our sports focused electives, including footy focus AFL and Rugby League, as well as our Netball Academy, we aim to develop each individual’s game and knowledge so they can improve their contribution at club level as well.
Brodie Boyd – Sports Coordinator 2016
More information on Health and Physical Education as an elective subject can be found on the subject page here.
There are four houses at MacKillop which students are divided into. Points are awarded to the houses throughout the year at sporting carnivals, MacKillop Day activities and in general at discretion of principal for demonstration of the College’s values.
The houses are:
- McGrath (Blue)
- McCormack (Red)
- Hurley (Yellow)
- Confelonieri (Green)
More information on the people behind these house names can be found on the College Houses Page.
Students are required to wear their house colour uniforms on Fridays.
PARRS Region facilitates interschool sports days, with schools from the Palmerston, rural and remote schools in the Region invited to attend. Students aged from 9 -19 are all eligible to attend the various interschool sports days on offer. PARRS Region also facilitates the trials, selections, trainings and development of teams participating in the School Sport NT (SSNT) 12 Years & Under Championship program.
PARRS Dates 2017
Interschool Sports days-Representing Mackillop Catholic College
The focus for interschool sports days is participation at any level. “Come and Try” philosophy is promoted at all of the days on offer. Students will have the opportunity to attend interschool sporting competitions and play against other schools in the area while representing Mackillop Catholic College.
See programs below for Cluster Interschool Sports Days
12 Years & Under Championship Program-Representing Palmerston Region
PARRS (previously PARCS) offers a representative program for students aged between 10 & 12 years old or turning 13 this year (excluding AFL and RUGBY LEAGUE) to attend the trials advertised to be considered for selection into the Palmerston and Rural Regional School Sport Team to compete at School Sport NT 12 & Under Championships in 2016.This event is then a direct pathway opportunity for students to be considered for selection into 12 & Under School Sport NT Teams. Students wishing to participate in this program must attend trials for possible selection. Sports currently offered for this program are Basketball, Australian Football, Rugby League, Football (Soccer), Netball, Tennis, Cricket and Touch Football.
Development/Selection Camps-School Sport NT
13 to 19 years students can nominate themselves through their region to be selected to attend the sport Development/Selection Camps held usually over a Friday/Saturday/Sunday period. Region ratios apply and all camps will be held in Darwin. At these Development Camps, local sporting bodies and interstate team officials will provide competitions, expert coaching, skills and PD sessions. An interstate squad will be selected and announced to represent School Sport NT at the School Sport Australia Championships.
Trial Dates: See calendar and forms required below
Extracurricular Sporting Options
MASH (MacKillop and Sacred Heart) Netball Club (external link)
Many other clubs of a wide variety of sports operate within the Palmerston region, including AFL, hockey, soccer and many other options. Please contact us if you would like more information.