We had many visitors come along and experience the Mercy College Open Night on September 2 and ‘Follow the yellow brick road’ around to discover what the College has to offer. Dorothy, Toto, Lion, Scarecrow, and Tin Man were on show while parents and students enjoyed Cultural performances, Department displays, sausage sizzle, and many activities kids could participate in and enjoy.
The Open Night gave current students an opportunity to expend some energy: Dance, Music Ensembles, High Performance Sport, Drama, Technology and STEM to name a few. Based on a premise that if you give young people opportunity and responsibility they will step-up – and they did. The future of the College are the youngsters who visited on the night. In turn; they’ll step-up.
The happy smiling faces of our Mercy College students participating in the P & F Bikeaton was evident as they rode or walked the course on Sunday August 30. The day drew approximately 350 participants in an event that saw the College's team spirit shine. We would like to thank all the parent/guardian helpers without whom an event like this is not possible. A special thanks to Detective Senior Constable Cindy Searl for patrolling the route and keeping our students safe on the day.
During Week 7, our Year 10 Careers students participated in Work Experience at various work places in the community. Thank you to those businesses who enabled our students to partake in this valuable experience.
Over the course of Term 3 our senior Robotics students have been learning about Arduino electronics to design and create their own wearable technology. After researching others’ ideas considering the usability, functionality, aesthetics, benefits, cost and use of ethically sourced resources, students have designed various plans to assist in creating their own prototype including: hands-free stop sign hard hat, automatic COVID temperature alert hard hat, motion sensor light up shoes, automated light up hat, solar charging cap, lap counting sports apparel, automated fan cap and temperature activated fan shirt. Along with developing their own ideas, robotics challenges also offer students a fantastic opportunity to work across groups to test and refine their ideas as they work through the engineering process.