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National Soccer - Final 16
Over Terms 2 & 3, sixteen Mercy students took part in an Australian-wide Soccer tournament. In a phenomenal feat of excellence, this team has achieved a spot in the final sixteen teams of Australia. They have defeated the following schools in order to become the best team in North Queensland: North Mackay SHS, Burdekin Catholic High, Kirwan SHS, and most recently, Cairns SHS. They will now take part in the Queensland semi-finals against Toowoomba Grammar School, with the Queensland final to be played the next day against either Chancellor SC or Cavendish Road SHS.
This is a truly epic accomplishment from these boys who have achieved something that has never been achieved by a Mackay team, let alone a Mercy College team, with future teams hard-pressed to repeat this wonderful feat. Not only are they talented soccer players, but they are also hard-working, committed, persistent, and have a fantastic rapport with each other. The entire school community is behind this high quality team and wish them the best for the future.
New Caledonia Study Tour
This year marked the third annual New Caledonia French Study Tour. On Thursday 26 June, twelve excited Year 10 students and three teachers travelled to Noumea for a week of immersion in French language and culture. The group did lots of interesting things such as shopping at the local markets, sightseeing around town in the Tchou Tchou train and visiting the cultural centre. The students improved their knowledge of French by studying at a French language school for four mornings. The highlight of the trip was undoubtedly the day trip to Amedee Island. The day was spent relaxing on the beach, snorkelling and eating an amazing French-Polynesian seafood buffet.
Everyone had a great week away and it was hard to go back to eating Vegemite on toast after eating croissants and baguettes for breakfast every morning!
Congratulations to the members of the Dance Troupe, Choir, Concert Band, and African Percussion Ensemble who all represented the College last week at the Mackay Festival of Arts Lunchbox Concerts.
The members of the audience on each of the three days were absolutely wowed by the professionalism, energy, enthusiasm and stunning performances of each of our ensembles. The staff were approached by tourists and congratulated on not only the performances, but also the exemplary behaviour and manners of the Mercy students - what amazing endorsements, well done! Special thanks to Miss Gillespie and Miss Courtice for helping me with supervision, and to Mr Dave Hay for transporting equipment.
On Wednesday 16 July Mercy staff and students celebrated National Pyjama Day.
A colourful array of PJ’s and onesies dotted the campus as school uniforms were swapped for the day.
Congratulations everyone for raising $193.45 which will buy resources such as books, games and puzzles for The Pyjama Foundation library.
The Pyjama Foundation is a charity that supports children in foster care through a learning based mentoring program, delivered by volunteers known as Pyjama Angels.