McKinley Boarding House News

A New Meeting Room in McKinley

In recent times, work has started to transform the old Master on Duty Office into an attractive meeting and conference room. The interior has been gutted and work commences on the facelift that will culminate with a wall of McKinley wallpaper – that’s right – our very own wallpaper. Check it out below!

The boys can use the room to study and complete group work and also allow parents to talk with relevant House staff.



Year 10 Dance Lessons

The McKinley Year 10 boys have been busy over at St Hilda’s strutting their own versions of a variety of old dances. They have been immaculately behaved young gentlemen to their dance partners.


Shave for a Cure

Congratulations to all McKinley boys who participated in the shave for a cure fundraiser day. Many boys took to the chair to see their curls shaved to the floor and maybe somewhat unsurprising, many of them actually look a little better!

House Captain Report

This term has been an interesting one with events such as House Drama, Formal and playing on the new pool table. The House is in a fantastic state with everyone getting along with each other most of the time. The Year 12s cooked barbecue on Wednesday and everyone got involved. This Thursday marks the next House Cluster consisting of Volleyball, Soccer/Football, and Declamations. The soccer team is looking great with a good amount of Second XI players and a couple of practice games under our belt. The volleyball team is all set, (this year might be the first year the McKinley volleyball team consists of only people who know how to play). We are also looking good for Declamations with Stirling Smith competing in the junior division and Boyd Radel in the senior division. Obviously we are not sitting in the best position after House Drama but this Cluster should give us a good boost.


Diligence Dinner

This week, Mr Alini, Mr Hellier and I took those boys who achieved an excellent diligence or a greatly improved diligence out to dinner at McKinley’s favourite (and cheap) restaurant, Ashmore Steak and Seafood. This is a great acknowledgement for those boys who work so consistently well with their academics.

Congratulations to Tom van der Schyff for being selected as Rugby Vice-Captain of the Open First XV- a wonderful achievement by a well-mannered and thoughtful young man who is aware of and sensitive to the needs of others. Being built like a human tree is also a notable asset!


Matron’s Birthday Cake for this Month’s Birthday’s

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