Congratulations to the three Mercy Groups and the St Mary's Group on their outstanding performances last Saturday Night. Special mention to the wonderful choreographers who worked hard to put their final piece on stage and to the staff and students who supported these groups on the night. What a fantastic night of entertainment!
(Photo shown) Secondary 2nd Place Winners: Mercy Group 2—"This Is Me..". Choreographed by Ally Luhrman, Jacinta Geisler and Shontae’ Minnicon.
Fourteen Mercy College Ensembles participated in the recent Mackay Festival of Arts, performing at Canelands as part of the Jack Sturgeon Lunchbox Concert. It was a fantastic day of entertainment with a great audience.
The annual Whitsunday Voices Youth Literature Festival is one of the highlights on the Mackay Festival of Arts calendar. In Week 1 of this term, our entire Year 8 cohort were entertained and informed by a variety of authors and performers such as James Foley, Steven O’Donnell (aka ‘Bajo’), James Phelan and EZB - the slam poet.
The following day saw the Book Club appreciate the likes of Danielle Binks and Lucy Christopher, as well as the finals of the slam poetry competition, which included teams from both Mercy College and St Patrick’s College.
Justice@Mercy students enjoyed conversation with Sister Denise, about her time as a Sister of Mercy at the Curtin Detention Centre in Western Australia. She shared some of the trials and tribulations of the asylum seekers detained, and some of the stories of the men that she friended during her time there. With knowledge and understanding, we can have compassion and share in hope and justice for all.
Justice@Mercy have also been busy making Christmas cards ready for the seafarer donations through Stella Maris. Later this term we will be tree planting with Mackay Regional Council to help care for our Earth.
The Mercy College Athletics Carnival was held on the last day of Term 2. Students were dressed according to the ‘Mini-Olympics’ theme with each House dressing-up to represent a different country. The 2018 Carnival also saw the introduction of a March-Past to start proceedings for the day. Congratulations to Triton who were declared the overall winners of the Carnival.