It would be fair to say that student involvement at last year’s Leadership camp was exceptional. Staff remarked consistently that the initiative shown by the Year 9’s and their support of one another was beyond expectations. A truly remarkable group of young people.
It’s a big job to take on the responsibility of leading the student body of 160 plus in a Mercy College House. Our House Captains will rely on their peers to ensure every student feels a part of the College and steps-up when opportunities present themselves.
Our whole Year 10 cohort will take the lead in so many ways that these House Captains can truly say; “It was a group effort”.
A very big welcome to 250 young people who together are the future of Mercy College. Our commitment is to the development of their intellectual capacities, physical & social maturation and spiritual depth. They are all unique but collectively take on a character as a cohort. Mercy College staff wish each and every one of them every success in the exciting journey of high school!
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.