Learning is treasure, and storing treasure could prove valuable in more ways than one.
The Year 9 students are in full swing creating a treasure chest-style cabinet for their semester project. In years gone by, using Meranti, Silkwood or other expensive cabinet timbers proved redundant in terms of societal expectations. The rustic look is the way to go and aging timber to give the nostalgic look, shows students that using lesser quality timber is a more sustainable approach.
Having a coeducational woodwork class compliments the cohort. As the girls are very precise and careful when marking out. The saying ‘measure twice cut once’, I think the girls measure three or four times before committing to cutting out material. Boys. . .well they just want to get into it.
The Annual Mercy in Action Encouragement Award, is awarded to a student from each of Years 7, 8 and 9. This year we had two Awardees for Year 8. The award recipients have been identified as living out the Mercy values of Hope, Compassion and Justice for the poor and vulnerable.
This annual award acknowledges the continuation of the work of Catherine McAuley who saw a need and did something about it.
In addition to recognising the efforts of the award recipients, we encourage them and all to strive to initiate social justice projects in our College and take them out into society.
Congratulations: Year 7 - Sophie Westcott, Year 8 - Ronan Curtis & Taylah Husband & Year 9 - Emma McFarlane
This term has seen another successful campaign for soccer at Mercy College. The school was courageously represented in Year 7 and 8 Mixed Soccer in the Mackay inter-school competition. It is my pleasure to announce that our Year 7’s and 8’s were successful in their Grand Final! They won a tough victory over Mirani SHS 3 - 1 after going down 1 - 0 in the first half and having two of our players forced off due to injury. This follows a very successful semi-final victory over Mackay SHS 10 - 0.
The Interact Krispy Kreme drive has been an outstanding success again this year. We sold an amazing 357 dozen donuts and raised a total of $10,034.90. With a profit of $3950.90 we are able to donate this amount to Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Research. Thanks to everyone for their support.
On Sunday we had 18 boys and their fathers / guardians turn up for a great day of fishing at Shoal Point. We began with a sausage sizzle and softdrinks in the park before the competition began.
As it was explained to the students and men the aim of the day was to increase the time dads spent with their lads. The research clearly tells us that the more time fathers spend with their sons, the better their integrity, decision making and overall character which, we believe, is vital in our society today.
Of course our competitive nature kicked in as the competition progressed. The BCF gift card for ‘Biggest Fish’ of the day went to Matthew Goddard with a nice flathead and the ‘Most Fish’ went to Peter Ford.