Yes; the Mercy College Mackay special awardees for 2015 are talented.
Yes; they're a great bunch of kids and a pleasure to teach.
Yes; they work hard and No; it doesn’t come easy.
Congratulations to our 2015 special award recipients pictured with their trophies along with Principal Mr Jim Ford and Deputy Principal Mr Peter Scott.
Mercy College Mackay students celebrated their outstanding achievements at our annual speech and awards night held at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre. Thank you to students, parents and guardians, staff and special invited guests for celebrating with our College.
Success or failure is a very personal thing. For a struggling student an average achievement grade is a true indication of success. A capable student can take no satisfaction from getting the same result. Our message at Mercy to every student at the start of the year is to set realistic goals and work toward their own personal success. Awards night in November is a very heartening display of student success. My sincere congratulations to all awardees and particular acknowledgement to the special award recipients for achievements in important aspects of College life.
On Friday 6 November Mercy College Mackay held our annual Sports Night to recognise the sportsmanship of our students and to acknowledge their efforts for 2015.
On the night we presented our Age Champions, gold and platinum awards (Capricornia and Queensland Representatives), coaches and students who played any sport for the school throughout the 2015 year. It was a fantastic night with our guest speaker Mr Jack Simpson inspiring students with his words of wisdom. At the end of the night we recognised four students who have excelled in sports throughout the year. The Caleb Woodland memorial trophy was won by Jack Johnson and our Sportsman and Sportswoman of the year were Caleb Sinn, Kate Muscat and Lauren Bella.
Congratulations to all our award winners for 2015. It was a standout year and I look forward to what 2016 has to bring.
The Special Children’s Christmas Party, hosted by Variety and Ronald McDonald House, is an annual event for our local community. This wonderful event provides joy, happiness, hope and fun to children and families in our region who have either a disability, illness or fallen on hard times. It is such an honour and privilege to be invited to join this event and provide some entertainment, with the hope that we can bring a smile, giggle or groove to the event. Thank you to the dancers who came and shared their talent and the parents who brought them along for the afternoon. As a teacher, it is a lovely moment to see students interacting with younger members of our community as they dance along to a song or sing to the music.