Student Spirituality 

Mackillop Youth 


The aim of Mackillop Youth at OLHC is to build a culture of discipleship and form students to be servant leaders and witnesses to faith.

This is actioned by providing opportunities for students to make a difference in the world through:

  • Modelling upon St Mary MacKillop and the Charism of the Sisters of St Joseph to guide us in our life of service.
  • Promoting MJR in our school and supporting other students to follow the example of Christ
  • Creating awareness and knowledge of Catholic Social Teaching and of our missionary call to service.

The students who are members of Mackillop Youth meet each fortnight with a group of teacher mentors to learn about Mary Mackillop and the sisters of St Joseph, to develop ideas and strategies to promote MJR in our School and to create awareness of issues through fundraising and other activities.

Mackillop Youth builds the leadership skills of our students in Years 3-6.

Making Jesus Real 

Making Jesus Real is a way of life, Christ’s way.

It is about bringing the Catholic faith to life for our students by showing them how to live it every day. We give them the tools they need to feel the Spirit of Jesus each day and to find the God moments that are always happening around us.

Students use MJR journals to support them to understand how to live like Christ and how each of us are called to be the face of Jesus to those we meet. Further, students in our Mackillop Youth group are involved in creating resources and promoting MJR within the school community.

At each assembly, students who are showing Christ values or being the face of Jesus are awarded MJR awards with some students who consistently are the face of Jesus receive a special Face of Jesus award and a WESTIE wrist band.