Friday 26 November was the day we said goodbye to our year 10 cohort. A wonderful mass was followed by the giving of farewell gifts to the graduates. The students went onto enjoy morning tea with parents and staff before having some fun in the sun with the hired water park amusements. We wish all students the best for their future and may they always remember their time at Mercy College fondly.
Frank Gilbert and Annamaria Capello from the St Vincent De Paul Society were in attendance at Wednesday’s College Assembly, and were delighted to be presented with approximately 90 Christmas hampers, as well as a $2000 cheque to purchase more groceries.
A very big congratulations to Oraya-5, Mrs Meigan’s Homeroom, on winning the title of ‘The Most Generous Homeroom’ for having the most Vinnies Christmas hampers out of all of the 36 Homerooms. They were clear winners with 15 hampers! They now have a big trophy on display in their room for the year, a ‘gold-plated’ laundry basket.
On behalf of the Vinnies Committee I would like to thank everyone for their contribution to the Christmas Hamper Appeal. These donations will be well received by struggling families in our community this Christmas.
Year 9 Business Week was a huge success and an absolute blast throughout the week! With 19 stalls run by 60 Business and Economics students, lunch time felt more like the Mackay Show than a school day! Students studied a unit called $20 Boss where they learnt the basics of starting a social enterprise that generates profit while also making the world a better place. Students selected their own groups, analysed their combined skills and interests in relation to business, conducted market research, designed unique products to solve community problems, produced marketing materials, created business names and logos, and finally pitched their ideas and received $20 start-up capital each. With this money, the Year 9 business groups ran their stalls for 3 sessions, over 3 days serving up a fantastic range of home-made treats and games while supporting a variety of local charities.
Congratulations to our instrumental groups who performed at the recent Rotary Fair. At its new venue, the showgrounds, the evening was a fantastic hit with the Mackay Community and it most definitely came back bigger and better than 2019. Students performed through out the evening sharing in the early Christmas joy. Thank you to the staff who also came along and supported the Ensembles. This truly is the greatest ‘gig’ to end our year!