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Mercy College is a private, co-educational Catholic school located in Mackay Queensland. It is unique in this region, catering exclusively for grades 8 to 10. If you would like to view the student enrolment form or download the college prospectus visit the Enrolment and Prospectus page.
Has anyone noticed the rapid expansion of ‘Sports Nutrition’ outlets in the last few years? Nearly every Gym and several stand-alone shops are pushing barrels of whey protein powder for rapid recovery and building muscle. Mind you, a drink of milk after training would do near as good but with the demonising of necessary fats in diet, and the minimal knowledge of most young men when it comes to nutrition, it ensures a bull market for expensive supplements.
Mr Jim Ford, Principal
Year 8 Retreat
Year 8 Retreat was an eye opener as it showed us a lot about ourselves and others, and what we could do. I learnt a great deal about people skills and how to treat others, which is something I am sure to use in the future. Through this we met many new friends and had countless experiences we are sure to remember. – Amelia Strang
I enjoyed the day with the Passionist Team presenters because I got to make friends with new people. At Kinchant Dam I really enjoyed the activities because we don’t get to do those things and they were challenging to complete. It felt like an achievement. – Kyden Smith
Year 9 Retreat
This year we, the Year 9’s went to South’s Leagues Club for our retreat. At the retreat we focused on getting out of our comfort zone and saying positive things to our peers, we have thought but never said. This included saying why we admire people that aren’t our best friends, and pairing up with a partner that we barely knew and trying to learn as much about them in 20 minutes. We were then questioned randomly by Michael Fitzpatrick (Presenter) on our partner’s attributes we had learned. I enjoyed talking with people I usually don’t hold a conversation with. The presenter, Michael, was funny, gave out easy instructions and had simple rules, and made the retreat enjoyable. – Dylan Vella
Year 10 Retreat
The hope and inspiration I have taken from Glen Gerryn’s words have shown me to always look at everything in the world in a positive way. There will also be lots of obstacles but you just have to pick yourself up and KEEP MOVING FORWARD. Glen’s words were motivational, inspirational and breathtaking. - Emma Karst
I have had things said to me in the past and it made me realise that it’s not worth being upset, listen to the good things, not the bad and the best thing is to just be confident. - Joshua Morton