Mackay District Secondary Schools Netball Finals:
Several of our Mercy College Netball teams made the finals of the MDSSN played on Wednesday 9 June and all of our teams performed well, displaying the Mercy Spirit. Congratulations to all of the girls and coaching staff who participated in the competition this season, all teams performed admirably and we look forward to next year's competition.
On Friday 4 June, students were encouraged to wear their State of Origin colours to support the St Vinnies Winter Appeal. Many students and staff got involved to support this worthwhile cause. $189.05 was raised and donations of blankets and tinned food will help those in need this winter.
On Wednesday 2 June Mercy College competed in the Rugby School Boys League Grand Final.Three Year 7/8 Mercy College Teams participated in the 16 team competition with all three teams finishing in the top six positions. The Year 7/8 Mercy Blue team made the Grand Final but were unfortunately defeated by Mackay North SHS. Well done to all of our Mercy boys for an excellent season.
The Year 9/10 Mercy Blue and Mercy Teal were the two dominant teams in the 12 team competition which resulted in the two teams facing off in the Grand Final. The Grand Final was a game of two halves with the Mercy Blue team jumping out to a 20 - 0 half time score. The final result of 20 -12 indicated how tight of a game the final was. Mr Paul (Coach) said that the commitment and attitude of both teams were to be commended.
On Monday the 23rd of May, Mercy attended Mackay Christian College to compete in the Gardiner Chess Interschool Tournament. The four members of the team (Jake Rickards, Riely King-Muscat, Maddison Burgess and Owen Franettovich) were accompanied by Mrs Ashlea Kennedy and Mr Lincoln De Thomasis, performing admirably and represented Mercy with pride.
The students should be extremely proud of their efforts, as they overcame a significant age difference with the rest of the competition to finish 8th out of 21 teams. With our team ranging from Year 7 to Year 9, we are excited for what the future has in store. Particular commendations should be given to Owen Franettovich, who finished on 5 wins out of his 7 games, only 1 point away from 3rd place and earning a ribbon of merit in the process.
Looking forward to bigger and better results as Mercy College aims to return to competition in Terms 3 and 4 to build on our achievements.