The Interact Krispy Kreme drive has been an outstanding success again this year. We sold an amazing 357 dozen donuts and raised a total of $10,034.90. With a profit of $3950.90 we are able to donate this amount to Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Research. Thanks to everyone for their support.
On Sunday we had 18 boys and their fathers / guardians turn up for a great day of fishing at Shoal Point. We began with a sausage sizzle and softdrinks in the park before the competition began.
As it was explained to the students and men the aim of the day was to increase the time dads spent with their lads. The research clearly tells us that the more time fathers spend with their sons, the better their integrity, decision making and overall character which, we believe, is vital in our society today.
Of course our competitive nature kicked in as the competition progressed. The BCF gift card for ‘Biggest Fish’ of the day went to Matthew Goddard with a nice flathead and the ‘Most Fish’ went to Peter Ford.
This term has been jam-packed with a variety of Science initiatives and activities for both students and staff. In Week 4 we celebrated National Science Week with an interactive electricity and air show, a competition to build a useful product from recycled waste, a House Science quiz, a forum run by renowned women in Science and a geology excursion to Cape Hillsborough. The term culminated in a reef trip for students studying Investigating Science, enabling them to explore one of the natural wonders of the world, right on our doorstep.
The library always enjoys displaying students’ works whenever the opportunity arises. At the moment we have a few art pieces that were created by some of our students last year when they were in Year 7. These are absolutely fabulous and their design brief was to alter a book, inspired by a memory. Pictured are two of the art pieces
Year 10 Work Education students have recently participated in a week of work experience where they implemented some of their leadership and employability skills learnt in class. The students should be commended on their enthusiasm and the professional way they conducted themselves in the workplace. The positive feedback we have received from businesses was outstanding.
Work Experience is an important part of the Work Education subject at Mercy College. Students have the opportunity to experience the world of work, often for the first time. It provides an insight into the industry and the workplace in which they have chosen. Students are placed with employers primarily to observe and learn – not to undertake activities which require extensive training or expertise.