Student Pilgrimage to Aotearoa New Zealand

Saint Mary MacKillop College in Swan Hill, Victoria is a member school of the Association of Josephite Affiliated Secondary Schools (AJASS).

Each year, students and staff from these schools organise and participate in a pilgrimage, following in the footsteps of Saint Mary MacKillop and Father Julian Tenison Woods. This year, the pilgrimage was to the South Island of Aotearoa New Zealand.

The students spent three days visiting Marian College in Christchurch and the city itself. Then the students went on to visit Temuka and finally to Queenstown.

Emma Hoare and Xavier Murphy, the two Year 10 students from the College who were chosen to attend, provided a detailed report of this experience. View their report in the link provided below…

Students report on AJASS Pilgrimage (PDF)

View a gallery of photos from the pilgrimage below…

AJASS Students attending pilgrimage
AJASS Pilgrimage at Marian College, Christchurch
St Joseph’s School Welcome from students
Mary MacKillop Heritage Centre, Temuka
Emma Hoare, Mrs Wright, Xavier Murphy arriving in New Zealand
Information Board at Arrow Town.

Photos provided Saint Mary MacKillop College, Swan Hill. Used with permission.