Mackay Catholic Education Week
Friday 22 July 2016
The Marquee at the Clarion Hotel
Over the holidays the latest building projects were completed. The new College Tuckshop has begun operations, the groundsmen have moved into their new facility, and the staff are using the extra parking spaces. There is also some new covered walkways, changes around the old tuckshop area and the new covered area for student drop-off and pick-up at the front of the College. Over the next few weeks some additional seating will be added around the College.
Each year, at the start of their educational journey through Mercy College Mackay, the Year 7 students gather at St Mary’s Church for the ‘Candle Ceremony’. This is a delightful liturgy which inducts students into the spiritual life of the College. During the ceremony the students approach the altar in House groups and are gifted with a Mercy Candle by their Homeroom teacher. They are welcomed into the College by the House Captains.
The year seven students gather outside St Mary's church on their first day.