Congratulations and thank you to all Homerooms for the enormous effort in putting together more than one hundred Christmas Hampers this year. A special thank you to Argos 4 and Triton 2 who collected a massive nine and eight hampers respectively.
Each hamper included 2 x tinned ham, vegetables and fruit, cordial, soft drink, milk, biscuits, lollies, nuts, 3 x crystal jelly, Christmas cake, Christmas pudding, fruit pies and assorted Christmas decorations and/or bon bons.
On Wednesday, these hampers were trucked to the St Vincent de Paul Regional Office where they await delivery just before Christmas. The hampers are donated to families in need in the Mackay Region and go a long way towards making Christmas a special and enjoyable time.
240 Year 10 students celebrated their terms learning journey in Marine Science by heading out to Knuckle reef last Friday.
The day started with a prompt 5.30 am departure from Mercy College to arrive at Airlie beach in time to catch the cruise Whitsunday 'big cat' to the outer Great Barrier Reef.
Year 10 students were able to embrace their learning experiences through snorkelling, travelling on the underwater sub and using the viewing chamber on the pontoon. A gourmet lunch and a giant enclosed spiral water slide were added bonuses to the day!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all participating Year 10 students for their outstanding behaviour throughout the day. What a wonderful way to finish off their academic schooling at Mercy College.
Mrs Teresa Hackney, Head of Department Science
Congratulations to the 2014 Mercy College special award recipients.
Male & Female Dux
Grant Cordwell and Nina Rillera
Matthew Stewart and Mignon Viljoen
Brother Tom Award
Jackson Armstrong and Shanae Best
P&F / Cathy Quinn Award
Long Tan Leadership & Teamwork Award
Sportsman of the Year
Sportswoman of the Year
On Saturday 8 November, Mackay celebrated the Special Children’s Christmas Party. This annual local event is sponsored by many local organisations to assist children who come from four major groups: the terminally ill, the intellectually impaired, physically impaired and also the underprivileged. It provides a wonderful day filled with entertainment, food and Santa.
This year Mercy College Mackay was invited to be part of the entertainment. The dance troupe opened the section by performing their most recent routine that featured at the close of Speech Night. Students from the dance classes also provided three small ensemble routines choreographed by themselves. Each group performed a Christmas routine giving the audience the opportunity to groove along to tunes such as Hi-5.
It was a wonderful experience for the students, sharing their talent with other children from the Mackay District who were captivated by the movement. What a wonderful way to start celebrating the Christmas Season. Thank you to everyone who supported the students on the day, and well done to the students who performed.
Miss Cassie Gillespie, Dance Teacher