On Thursday a Bell 429 Helicopter and crew (723 Squadron) landed on the Mercy oval for a static display and discussion with students and staff.
The helicopter crew love their job. Basically kids, if you’d like a career flying choppers, work hard in school, get fit, and strive to achieve your dreams.
Bruce and Denise Morcombe spoke from the heart but also imparted useful knowledge to students of various ages in regard to protective behaviours, caution and risk.
Technology is not evil but some people are. You can have fun with friends, trust adults and use technology, but be aware of the hazards.
August 17, 2015 was a noisy start to the Inter-school Gardiner Chess Competition with old friends from approximately 10 schools warmly welcoming each other. However, when the starting bell sounded, they were all suddenly quiet as mice.
Around 80 students from primary and secondary schools in the Mackay district went head to head for the third time this year. Mercy College offered up two teams, #mercypros (Aadesh Fernando, Josh Smythe, Adam Williamson, Vince Vinzon) and The Mercy Chess Kings (William Liu, Ethan Sanil, Phoenix Kretschmer, Hesharth Kumarasinghe) testing their mettle against Sarina State High School, Mackay Christian College, St Patrick’s College and North Mackay State High School. After 7 rounds The Mercy Chess Kings were rewarded with a 3rd placing. Congratulations to Mackay Christian College on their 2nd placing and North Mackay State High School for taking out the secondary division.
On the 3, 4 and 6 of August, five teams represented the College in the Northern Queensland Schools Futsal Competition. The competition was fierce, with Schools from across North Queensland competing. We had a strong representation in the tournament with five teams qualifying: U13 boys, U14 boys, U15 boys, U14 girls and U16 girls.
Students travelled to Townsville to take part at the tournament held at the RSL Stadium. They were accompanied by Mr Damian Coles, Mr Michael Denman, Mrs Adrianne Mifsud, Mr Matthew Anderson and Mr Peter Robertson who were all continually impressed by the tremendous efforts from all students. They conducted themselves excellently both on and off the field. Their desire and spirit has led to a very successful outcome with our U13 boys, U15 boys and U16 girls topping their respective age groups and the U14 boys and U14 girls placing 3rd. The Mercy College community is quite overjoyed for all students who participated in this event and wish to give special mention to our U16 girls, U13 boys and U15 boys for placing 1st in North Queensland. Congratulations!