Photography students attended a workshop on Saturday, learning skills in composure, framing a shot and using manual settings in examining the relationship between Shutter, Aperture, and ISO (sensor settings). Though these skills are important, a crucial information segment was ethics in photography. Discussing implications and scenarios when publishing images to a public audience. The overall objective of the workshop is also to prepare students to take images of college events throughout the year and give them real-life training in becoming accomplished in the craft.
Fourteen Justice@Mercy students helped the Apostolic Church sort donated clothing, to be recycled and sent overseas to the Philippines. Students had the huge task of sorting bags and bags of donated clothing into ladies, men, boys, girls and baby winter and summer clothing as well as sorting work clothes that needed to be repaired, washed or thrown out.
After one and a half hours of sorting many bags, larger bags were packed and ready to distribute their new homes in the Philippines.
Thank you Mrs Refalo for driving the Mercy Bus and helping us as well as Ms Pace, Mrs Clancy, Mrs Wirtz for joining in and helping us sort the clothing also!
Year 7 students from TRI-1 and TRI-2 Homerooms began learning about what service they will be doing in the Mercy College gardens on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:15 - 8:30am. They will also learn about safety in the garden and how to care for the gardens around our school.
Mercy’s HPVs will compete in a series of events this year culminating in the Maryborough 24-hour endurance race. This is an exciting physical and technical competition that we plan to have several teams compete in. Each team needs a vehicle and we are looking for sponsorship support for Mercy to buy a new ‘flash’ Human Powered Vehicle. Note: these vehicles are peddle powered by students up to a maximum of 50 to 60 kilometres per hour. Students work on the technical aspects such as fabrication, gear ratios, IT type technology and aero dynamics.
Contact the College Office for details if you would like to assist. Any donation/contribution would help. Total cost of our new HPV is $11,000.