• This year Mercy College took a group of 11 students and 6 staff/parents to compete in the Dam Dark 12hr Mountain Bike Race, hosted by the Townsville Rockwheeler Mountain Bike Club.

    Awesome experiences were shared, memories created, friendships strengthened, and bodies healthily exhausted. The teams finished in first, second and third places in the order predicted with 21, 20 and 19 laps respectively. We returned to Mackay tired, but grateful and dreaming of next year’s glory, after we process our experience and work to improve our bikes, lights, skills and fitness. Hopefully we can get an all-girls team, or at least some of the many girls in our club to join our teams, as we battle for Dam Dark dominance in 2018.

  • Our Staff are supporting the Movember Foundation again this year, because they’re tackling some of the most significant health issues faced by men. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Mo Bro or Mo Sista, you can be the difference in a man’s life and together we can stop men dying too young. If you would like to, please donate to our efforts. Just search for: mercy bros.

  • On Friday 27 October the Mercy College Concert Band, Year 7 Band and Drum Corps celebrated Christmas early at the Rotary Christmas Fair. They entertained the crowd with a wide variety of carols. Congratulations to all students who performed and a special congratulations to Kitty Moroney who debuted as Conductor of the band for several songs.

    Thank you Mr Nicolas DeBrueys for preparing and supporting the students.

  • I’d just like to share a few things that we have achieved in this busy year. Interact:

    • held an Easter egg drive, where we delivered the chocolates to residents at St Francis of Assisi Nursing Home
    • entered a team in the Mackay Relay for Life
    • made a donation to a past student Ethan Hassett, a paraplegic who is funding for a service dog
    • raised $480 from selling pizzas on Mercy Day, which was donated to Stella Maris Seafarers Centre in Mackay
    • helped promote and coordinate the local ‘Run as 1’ event for Cystic Fibrosis
    • conducted a Krispy Kreme donut drive, also for Cystic Fibrosis