Year 9 students attended the Leadership Camp at ‘Cool Waters’ in Yeppoon last week. The purpose of the camp is to allow time for students to learn about themselves and each other in an atmosphere of adventure, fun, healthy risk taking and quiet reflection in preparation for their role as Student Leaders in 2018. It is also a time for them to recognise they are no longer the children they once were, but young adolescents with responsibilities to themselves and others and to understand the College expectations of them as School Leaders.
This year in the last week of school, Year 7 and 8 students participated in an Enrichment Activity Week to culminate the year. A diverse range of activities were conducted including indigenous craft, coding, Christmas quizzes, bowling, skating, games at the Indoor Centre and more.
The Year 10 Awards Night was held November 21. Congratulations to all on graduating Year 10 from Mercy College.
On Friday 10 November we held our annual Sports Night to recognise the sportsmanship of our students and to acknowledge their efforts for 2017. On the night we presented our Age Champions, gold and platinum awards (Capricornia and Queensland Representatives), coaches and students who played any sport for the school throughout the 2017 year.
It was a fantastic night with our guest speaker, Olympic Athlete Josh Robinson inspiring our students with his words of wisdom. At the end of the night we recognised four students who have excelled in sports throughout the year. The Caleb Woodland memorial trophy was won by Luke Goode and our Sportsman and Sportswoman of the year were Shameus Edwards, Bridget Benson and Molli Johnson.
Congratulations to all our award winners for 2017. It was a great year and I look forward to what 2018 has to bring.