Mercy 7’s wrapped up on Tuesday this week in an intense game between Badila 3 and Oraya 6, which was won by Oraya 6 during a drop off. This year’s competition saw great skills from all of the Homerooms but most importantly great participation from students no matter their sporting ability. A special thanks to the class of Year 9’s who gave up their lunch times to referee the competition to do a fabulous job. Can't wait for next year’s competition!
On the last Saturday of the school holidays, after hours of hard work and practice, students and staff took to the stage in one or more of the 7 art forms offered at the Mackay Eisteddfod. It was such a pleasure to be able to go along and watch students perform in individual, duo and group sessions.
The College also had success with our ensembles placing ‘Highly Commended’ in the Secondary Schools Strings section and 2nd for both our Handbells and Drum Corp.
With a week to go we wish all our students in the remaining performances the best of luck and also extend our wishes to the College choir who have a big week of performing next week.
Brock Oxford and Sean Baker represented Mercy College at the recent State Championship Lawn Bowls Competition at Pine Rivers in Brisbane during the first weekend of the school holidays. The boys did the College proud by placing 5th in the Secondary Schools Cup, winning six of their ten games. Congratulations to Mr Gary Putland from Souths Suburban Bowls Club, Mackay, who coached the boys in the lead up to the competition. It was an awesome opportunity for myself and the boys to be part of an extremely well run competition. Congratulations.
On September 15 all Mercy College students and staff celebrated Mercy Day at the Mackay harbour. Students were free to sit under shaded trees, play ball games, swim in the ocean or make sand castles. Staff took the opportunity to relax and enjoy a good meal and each other's company. Of course, they couldn't get away from one duty each of student supervision.
At the end of last term, Year 7B Art class had the opportunity to attend an Art Exhibition at Paxton’s Art Gallery hosted by a local artist, Julie Ann Reardon. The exhibition was titled Safaris, Sunsets & Seas. Our experience was made even more superb with Julie Ann being present on the day to show us around, explain the techniques she used in her artworks and share her inspiration for her pieces. We then got to experience an art class from Julie Ann as she explained how to draw an elephant, inspired from her experiences of travelling through Africa. Definitely an experience that helped develop our students’ creativity and skills. Thanks Julz!