A simple idea suggested by Justice@Mercy students during our Zoom meetings has turned into a reality. We decided to bake some biscuits for our frontline heroes to say thank you.
Thank you to the Mercy community who baked, or prepared the cookie dough for us to cook. Students and staff also gave up their lunch time to make, cook and package cookies, both last week and this week. We packaged over 1000 cookies and boxed them to be delivered to 11 locations on Wednesday afternoon by Justice@Mercy students.
The Staff at the various organisations were very grateful for the yummy biscuits. Biscuits were delivered to both hospitals and ambulance services, Kaylan House, Mackay Women Services, Adracare, The Neighbourhood Hub, Ozcare, Sarina Police station, Sarina hospital and St Vincent de Paul.
In 1768, British explorer, surveyor, navigator and cartographer James Cook embarked on his first Pacific voyage aboard the Endeavour. To mark the 250th anniversary of the voyage, the Library decided to create a visually stunning, but also informative and empathetic display. An opportunity for students to listen to and learn from each other’s stories, to understand what took place, and to discuss what it means for our future. A chance to reflect on our histories and to connect our cultures.
Term 1 concluded with a visit to many of our essential service agencies. This was a way to say thank you and show our gratitude for all the work they are doing during this difficult time. Thank you to the Justice@Mercy students for supplying the many Thank You cards; they were well appreciated by the service workers. Another big Thank You to all the parents/guardians and students who donated the Easter Eggs to enable us to provide this small Thank You to the hard working and dedicated services staff.
Work Experience provides a valuable opportunity for students to explore, learn and practise the skills needed to succeed in the future. These early work experiences often help young people connect learning with work and realise the value of education.
137 students at Mercy College recently completed one week of work experience in various occupations and local businesses. The students excelled during their working week and came back to school with renewed enthusiasm.
A big thank you to all businesses who hosted our students during this time. Without the community support we would not be able to offer this valuable opportunity to students.
Our Indigenous students and Dance Excellence class participated in a BlakDance, three-day workshop. The focus was on Performing Country. Student engagement was used to reveal and share stories of the night sky from cultural and contemporary storytelling practices.