Last week the Languages department took 22 languages students from Mercy College, St Mary’s and St Patrick’s College to attend the Young Language Ambassador Conference at James Cook University in Townsville. The conference theme this year was “Know Who You Are: Internationally-Minded Young Tropical Leaders”. Students had the opportunity to listen to many interesting speakers and fellow student language learnings talk about their experience with learning different languages.
It has been an exciting and innovating term in the Visual Art classes this year. The 9/10 Catwalk Capers students visited the Primavera exhibition at Artspace recently where students were guided around the artworks on display and responded to one artwork by creating a wearable art garment.
Ceramic students in AR514 ‘Potty Stories’ have finished learning new techniques of pinch, coil and slab pots. They are now embarking on a teapot design inspired by a personal, topical or historical issue.
On Sunday 3 June the Mercy Junior Voices and Strings Ensemble where invited to be part of the annual Mackay Organ Donors’ Remembrance Ceremony. Our Strings Ensemble welcomed donor families and organ recipients with a wonderful selection of pieces. The Choir sang two pieces and lit a candle to show their respect for the many families who have supported this program.
It was an honor to be involved in such a beautiful ceremony. It made us appreciate each moment we have, as we listened to the story of a recent liver transplant recipient.
From the wetlands to a forensic crime scene, Science at Mercy College has been jam-packed with amazing opportunities for both staff and students to experience learning outside the regular classroom environment. From various plant and animal adaptations to crime scene investigations to the study of macroinvertebrates.