On Friday 9 September we took time to recognise the wonderful talent and contribution of our amazing Cultural students. The evening was very entertaining with a show full of high energy performances and the presentation of Gold, Silver or Bronze medallions to students.
Congratulations to Taylah Verri and Lawson Stevens for receiving the Cultural Award of Excellence for 2016.
Thank you to all staff, students and community members who assisted in making the evening as spectacular as it was. It was a wonderful night and I am so proud to be associated with this beautiful community.
The Year 8 Art students enjoyed a visit to Artspace Mackay on Tuesday where they viewed Artist books created for the Libris Awards. Students learnt about different types of these books and construction techniques. They saw some imaginative and clever designs using many different materials.
Sue Paton showed students around the exhibition and displayed her passion for The Arts.
Billy Jo showed students how to make an artist book from intricate folds of paper.
Year 8 students will use this experience to enhance their knowledge of the art elements, design and construction techniques.
In Week 9 the Student Wellbeing Committee hosted Revolution Red’s 'Festival of Hope'. This year’s campaign incorporated boxing gloves with a message of hope. Each Year level had their day to participate in boxing activities during lunch time, instructed by Mr George. ‘Revolution Red Go’ was another activity students could join in by finding the giant gloves hidden around the school.
The Revolution Red campaign aims to break down the stigma surrounding mental health issues, with hope to see an end to teen suicide.
This week also coincided with R U OK Day, a campaign that promotes starting meaningful conversations, so people feel connected and supported during life's struggles.
Parents may or may not be aware that the Mercy Library is about to undergo a rebuild! Students were excited about the proposed changes after being shown a virtual tour of the new facility during Assembly. Below is an illustration of the interior.