This semester, two of the dance classes have been exploring the world of cheerleading. As part of their final assessment students competed in the first annual Mercy College Cheer and Dance Competition. Using knowledge that they had acquired throughout the semester, students selected teams and entered the competition adhering to the competition rules and guidelines. Each team was able to enter two categories and performed for a very enthusiastic live audience and two talented judges, Joel Bow and Madison Reck. It was a fantastic experience for the students and an excellent opportunity for them to show the school community the skills they had learnt. Congratulations to all groups!
A group of 17 Year 10 students recently had the opportunity to attend the annual Brisbane Careers Trip where they were able to tour Griffith University on the Gold Coast, University of Queensland (UQ) – Gatton and St Lucia Campus, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and TAFE Qld. The four day trip was jam packed full of career exploration activities giving students a broader view of the endless possibilities that are on offer. A behind the scenes tour at both Movie World and The Outback Spectacular also provided a different perspective on the occupations related to the entertainment industry. All of these activities concluded with a trip to the Careers and Employment Expo at the Brisbane Entertainment and Exhibition Centre where students were able to talk to representatives from a wide variety of universities, colleges, training companies and many other educational consultants. A fantastic trip once again!
On Wednesday 17 June all of the Mercy Houses - Argos, Badila, Midas, Oraya, Pindar and Triton participated in House Day. A Mass commenced the day with a theme of ‘Accepting others for who they are’, a pertinent message considering the aims of the day. Following this students and staff travelled to their respective locations and participated in activities to develop unity and spirit within each House. It was a wonderful opportunity for students and staff to get to know each other better through team building activities and challenges.
House Day is a highlight on the Mercy calendar and an integral exponent of our school’s vertical House structure which embraces and promotes healthy interactions and relationships amongst the year levels in the College.
Congratulations Mrs Teresa Hackney (Head of Department - Science).
The Hon Leeanne Enoch MLA and Minister for Science & Innovation, Housing and Public Works visited Mercy College Mackay on Tuesday 16 June to present Mrs Teresa Hackney one of five state awards for ‘Science and Innovation Champions’. This program recognises 'grass roots' champions and aims to support, encourage and inspire talented Queenslanders. Ms Enoch spent time observing classes and talking with Mercy science students.