Another successful fundraiser for our Mercy Interact Club was completed this week. Our annual Krispy Kreme drive, raising money for Cystic Fibrosis, was a huge success. We purchased approximately 408 dozen donuts (4896 donuts!!), making an amazing profit of $4007.70 to donate to Cystic Fibrosis.
It was a fantastic opportunity to show leadership by organising an event like this, planning the selling and distribution of the donuts and contributing to such a worthy cause. Thank you to everyone who supported us.
Our next event will be organising the pizzas for Mercy Day and we will finish the year off with running a stall at the West Mackay Rotary Fair on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 October.
A big thank you to Luke Kennedy from QLD Cricket and his special guests for visiting Mercy College as part of their TMR regional tour. It was a wonderful experience for our excellence in cricket classes. All students involved felt privileged to train with former Queensland and West Indies player Brendan Nash and current Women’s Brisbane Heat player Courtney Sippell. Who knows, maybe one of our very own will be playing for the Brisbane Heat in the future.
Congratulations to Year 10 student, Jordan Bliss who was recently selected in the Australian Under 16 Girls Hockey team to tour South Africa in June/July 2020, following the National Championships to be held in Newcastle.
This outstanding achievement continues the long tradition of Mercy College Hockey players performing at a very high standard at both State and National level.
Congratulations again to Jordan on her outstanding achievement.
Last week Justice@Mercy students went to Mackay Natural Environmental Center which specialises in local Central Queensland plants for rehabilitation, revegetation and water sensitive urban design projects from the rainforest to the coast.
The students helped to plant a range of plants to help with the Natural Environmental projects and they potted over 120 plants ready for a revegetation project at Black’s Beach.
Camilleri Park has an area that is being replanted with Macaranga, Morton Bay Ash and Tuckeroo plants as well as Alexander Palms. Students help sort small saplings into good viable plants and repotted these ready so they can grow a little bigger, ready to be replanted at Camilleri Park in the near future. Local residents will be planting these trees very soon.
On Sunday, 18 August six College Cultural Ensembles performed at the annual Mackay Orchestra and Bands Competition held at Mackay Christian College. It was a successful day for our ensembles with the opportunity for each of them to receive some feedback on their performances in preparation for the Eisteddfod in Term 4. Congratulations to Mrs Carmen Bennett, Mr Tim McClelland, Mr Sam Bauer and Mrs Chelsea Jansen for their hard work in preparing their ensembles. We are very proud to announce the following awards were presented: