Mercy College celebrated Harmony Week and Close the Gap day this week. On Monday, students were able to do some Zumba dancing during lunchtime. On Tuesday, the year 9 and 10 Japanese students were treated to a performance by a Japanese group. One member played a Koto, a type of Japanese harp and the other two played Taiko drums. On assembly on Wednesday we hosted an Indigenous dance group to perform for us and then we played a few games of pétanque on the oval at lunchtime. On Thursday we celebrated Close the Gap day with a BBQ of crocodile kebabs and kangaroo meatballs. The week was brought to a close with some Japanese drumming and dancing at lunchtime today.
Miss Shai Eather, Languages Coordinator
Over 150 Mercy College students have recently completed their one week work placement block, some even travelling as far as Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast!
A tremendous amount of positive feedback has already been received including a number of businesses offering students employment and/or further training in the form of school based traineeships and apprenticeships.
Well done to everyone involved and particular thanks goes to the staff who visited the students throughout the week.
Thank you also to the businesses who have supported the work placement program by hosting a large number of our students.
Four students from the College recently attended the Environment and Leadership Summit at Mackay’s CQ University. The ‘Start the Switch’ summit consisted of exciting games, activities, speeches, masterclasses, a flash mob and project-planning.
Both students and teachers received plentiful education about the environment and heaps of motivation from speakers, guests and facilitators. Students brought back their ideas and knowledge to school to prepare for a big launch before this year’s Earth Hour day (Saturday 28 March).
Kuga Krishnadeva, Year 10 Student