Mercy’s HPVs will compete in a series of events this year culminating in the Maryborough 24-hour endurance race. This is an exciting physical and technical competition that we plan to have several teams compete in. Each team needs a vehicle and we are looking for sponsorship support for Mercy to buy a new ‘flash’ Human Powered Vehicle. Note: these vehicles are peddle powered by students up to a maximum of 50 to 60 kilometres per hour. Students work on the technical aspects such as fabrication, gear ratios, IT type technology and aero dynamics.
Contact the College Office for details if you would like to assist. Any donation/contribution would help. Total cost of our new HPV is $11,000.
During first term, the Mercy Futsal League (run by the students in Futsal Excellence) will be up and running! All students are invited to take part in the exciting and entertaining sport of futsal (a variant of indoor soccer).
The League is open to students of all ages, both boys and girls, futsal is a sport that is easy to pick up and very enjoyable. Students can organise and nominate their own teams and will face off against teams of their own age split into boy’s and girl’s competitions. Games will take place in the morning before school, during lunch and in the afternoon in the school Hall.
No experience is required. It’s a great opportunity for students to be active and have loads of fun!
The Mercy College Aquatics Carnival will be held on Monday February 24 (Week 5). Students will attend school as normal on the day and will then be transported to the Memorial Pool at the conclusion of Period 4 with the carnival starting at 2:00pm. The carnival will conclude at 9:00pm. Parents/Guardians can collect students at the conclusion of the carnival. Buses will also be available to transport students to Walkerston and Sarina. Students are not required to attend school on Tuesday February 25.
Attendance and participation at the Aquatics Carnival is compulsory for students at Mercy College. The carnival is designed to create an enjoyable atmosphere where every student has the opportunity to participate and gain points for their House whilst also giving our elite swimmers the chance to showcase their skills in a competitive environment. The Cheer Squad (war-cry) event also gives students the opportunity to demonstrate their House spirit.
"These journals provide the year 10s with a memory book detailing every fantastic experience they’ve had at Mercy. It is also a tool that helps develop the Mercy values and leadership." Noah Taylor - Year 10.
“For the 3 years that we have been doing the Leader In Me binders I have enjoyed writing all my thoughts, dreams and achievements. I think introducing the binders to Mercy was a great idea as it’s something we can look over and think about our time at Mercy. For the younger grades it shows them what leadership is and how to show leadership.” Leandra Jean - Year 10.