The Interact Committee ran their annual Easter Egg Appeal over Weeks 7,8 and 9 of this Term. On March 26 the kindly donated eggs were delivered, by both Mercy and St Patrick's College students. The Easter Goodies were delivered to community and emergency services as a expression of thanks this Easter Season. Overwhelming support by the Mercy College Community made the initiative an outstanding success, thank you to all who made a donation.
The 2021 Interhouse Cross Country was held today, with students making their way along the Bluewater Trail, starting at Botanical Gardens and finishing at the Bluewater Lagoon.
Congratulations to Midas who were the overall winners with 448 points. 2nd Badila 395, 3rd Argos 386, 4th Oraya 376, 5th Triton 317, 6th Pindar 313.
Congratulations to the following students who have taken out the Age Champion awards:
During the course of this Term our Year 9 Geography students have been learning about Biomes and Food Security. They recently visited Freckle Farm and the Sarina Sugar Shed to learn about sustainable farming practices and how some of our local products are produced. Deb McLucus from Freckle Farm, gave a fantastic talk on the positive farming practices used at their local Farm. We enjoyed learning about the sugar and alcohol making processes at the Sarina Sugar Shed, however, our favourite part of the tour was definitely sampling the fairy floss, ginger beer, sauces and chutneys.
Congratulations to our Year 7 student, Mackenzie Neilsen, she has recently competed for Capricornia in the State Swimming Championships. Mackenzie was awarded State Champion and won gold in the 200m butterfly, silver in the 400m individual medley and bronze in the 100m butterfly. Well done Mackenzie.
This term Mercy College had two senior and one junior futsal teams playing in a local interschool mixed futsal competition. All teams played extremely well, with two of the teams making the semi-finals last week. Our senior team started their game strongly, however, could not hold out a determined Mackay State High School side. The junior team also put in a spirited effort but unfortunately suffered a close loss to Northern Beaches State High School. Mercy College is extremely proud of the performances of all the College's teams this Term.