Mercy College Mackay was honoured to be invited to perform the National Anthem at the recent ‘sold out’ Cowboys v Rooster game at BB Print Stadium. The Signing Choir, supported by Mr Brett Comerford and accompanied by vocal sensation Georgia Attard, performed to a full stadium. The group excelled at representing the College. We look forward to future performances from all the ensembles during the year.
The first activity for Justice@Mercy was held in Week 3 and 22 students attended. We went to the Apostolic Church in North Mackay where we sorted out clothes that will be sent to the Philippines. We were extremely proud of our dedication to help people that are less privileged to have all the things that we have. By working together, we were able to achieve our goal of sorting out the clothes in much less time than expected. It would have taken the church volunteers a whole day, but it took us just 40 minutes. We had a great time helping out, chatting as we worked together and learning about how the church helps the people in the Philippines.
The Vinnies Committee was very busy during the week, taking orders and putting together gifts for delivery on Valentine’s Day. 144 roses, 125 chocolates and 200 lollipops were delivered to staff and students on this special day of friendship.
Almost $500 was raised, which will help the Committee to support those in need throughout the year. Thank you to the members of the Vinnies Committee for the huge effort put into manning the Sales Desk and putting the gifts together. Thank you also to everyone who supported this fundraiser.
Last week the Year 7 & 8’s built their first robots and they’re excited! Why? This semester the students will learn advanced robotics with the LEGO kits and it’s fun! They will be taught how to program a robot using colour, gyroscope, ultrasonic and touch sensors with skills related to real life problems and solutions. All the while collaborating and working together on project-based teams. Grand finale: The Robots will compete in challenges and games later on during the semester.