Tuesday May 7 was the annual Mercy College Enrolment Evening. Entertainment was bountiful in the pavilion with singing, dancing and music groups performing throughout the evening. Classrooms were open to attendees, enticed in with fabulous displays and activities. The treasure hunt was as popular as ever with the kids and some great prizes were awarded during the parent information session at the end of the night. Mercy College looks forward to educating the 2020 year 7 students. What an outstanding year level they promise to be.
They’re here… the Human Powered Vehicles (HPV) have arrived. Mercy College’s two HPVs are in the school allowing the two teams of students riding the vehicles to start their training for the BHP Whitsunday STEM Challenge 18hr endurance race in June. The teams were excited to finally get hold of their own vehicles, with one complete vehicle ready to rumble and the second one ready for final fitting-out.
Racing a HPV is not an easy task, as students will need to push their physical limits to ensure the vehicle travels around the 2km track at Palmyra Dragway, completing as many laps as they can.Their starting grid positions area based on a straight up drag off using the Palmyra Dragway dragster lights, with fastest off the line winning pole position.
The local race on the 8 & 9 June, is the first step the teams will take before heading down to the championship race in Maryborough, a 24hr event, in September with well over 150 HPVs racing on the track.
On Tuesday 30 April and 1, 2 & 3 May, four teams represented Mercy College at the Whitsunday Schools Futsal Competition.
The competition was open to all schools located in and around the Mackay area. Mercy College had a strong representation in the tournament, with teams nominated for U13 boys, U15 boys, U16 boys and U14 girls. Students spent the day at Candlestick Park playing against teams from other schools, with some teams playing a total of seven games in one day! It was a tremendous effort from all students who participated and displayed excellent conduct both on and off the field.
We finished as follows:
On April 24, Mercy College held its annual ANZAC ceremony to remember those who gave so much that we might live with the freedom we have today. A theatrical performance by students, handbell performance by staff and the marching Drum Corp, all led up to the reverent Ode, Last Post, minutes silence and Rouse.
On ANZAC Day many students and staff participated in marches around the region. Once again the Mercy College Drum Corp were in fine form as they supported the march.