11 Mercy students, accompanied by three teachers, recently took part in the learning experience of a life time and travelled to New Caledonia for the Mercy College French Study Tour.
While in Noumea, (the capital city of New Caledonia) we attended CREIPAC lessons where we brushed up on our French and learnt new vocabulary. The Tchou Tchou Train Tour gave everyone some background knowledge of the country.
During our 7 day visit we went to two of New Caledonia's many islands, Amedee Island and Duck Island. This was an amazing experience as New Caledonia has the world’s second largest reef and the world’s largest lagoon. The snorkelling was fantastique! We had a chance to swim with turtles, fish and sea snakes.
Overall everyone enjoyed the trip and have come back with a whole new repertoire of French words and phrases as well as a very good understanding of French foods.
The next stage of building at the College is about to commence. This stage involves the building of a new tuckshop in a more central location and the removal of the current tuckshop, the moving of the groundsmen shed, a covered waiting area for students in the afternoon and more covered walkways.
Congratulations to the students involved in the Performance Ensembles who played at the Mackay Festival of Arts, Jack Sturgeon Lunch Box Concerts. The Drum Corps, Concert Band and African Percussion performed to a very high standard, entertaining the large audience at Canelands. Thank you to Mr Nicholas De Brueys, Mrs Judith Hodge and Mrs Beth Madden for accompanying and supporting the students.
What a wonderful way to start the cultural calendar for Term 3.
Once again Mercy College has supported the Pyjama Foundation’s Pyjama Day in 2015. Students and teachers alike swapped their school uniforms for pyjamas, onesies and tracksuits. The money raised will go to the Pyjama Foundation, a charity that works with children in foster care to improve their literacy and numeracy skills”. If you would like to more information about the Pyjama Foundation visit www.thepyjamafoundation.com