Mackay Catholic Education Week
Friday 22 July 2016
The Marquee at the Clarion Hotel
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The Bikeathon was held last Sunday and was a huge success. We had over 250 parents volunteer their time to supervise the course, drive support vehicles, police officers patrolling the course, cooking/serving food and selling tickets. We had the highest participation ever with 465 students (more than half of the school) turn up to ride or walk on the day. The conditions were very pleasant however, we are just noticing a decrease in students mentioning how sore they are. The overwhelming response was the students and parents enjoyed themselves immensely.
Thank you to staff, students and parents who came and supported us in song as we lead the congregation of St Mary’s Church.
Thank you to Therese and Rod Madam who bring their faith filled musicianship to our ministry.
Our next Music Ministry at St Mary’s Church is Saturday 11 June. We meet at 5.00pm to rehearse for a 6.00pm mass. Everyone is invited.
On Friday, 13 May, fifteen Mercy College students contested the inaugural Mackay District Interschool Mountain Bike Competition. Mercy students managed five teams of three riders, with one Under 15 racer, Aiden Bailey, racing up with the Under 17 team.
Watched on by many enthusiastic parents, Mercy managed to come first and second in the Under 13 category with Harrison Kelly, Connor Lutz and Ethan Hellwege coming in slightly faster than the team of Leyton McNichol, Hayden Patroni and Max Druery. In the Under 15 category we saw Kiah Dumigan, Alex Bogna and Flynn Acutt finish in second place behind the Mackay Northern Beaches State High School team which included the current Under 15 National Champion Sophie McAuley. This result was despite the loss of Alex about half way due to an accident.
All participants and parents had an awesome day and many of the racers – including Alex who sustained a broken collar bone, are keen to contest the Capricornia District Mountain Bike Trials to be held in July. Alex was planning his come back before he had left hospital.
There are great things happening in Mountain Biking in Mackay and our students are lucky to be part of it. A big thank you to the parents who dropped their students off and those who stayed and marshalled and took pictures.
Last month Business students were given the opportunity to run a small business stall as part of the Business Unit this Semester. They spent first term planning and preparing their businesses and then learnt how to price their goods and run their businesses to make a profit. There were eight business teams each comprising of three team members.
All of them did exceptionally well and should be very proud of their efforts; every business did make a profit. They are now going through the process of deciding which charity they will donate the profits to. It was a fantastic learning experience for the students.