Month: August 2016
Mercy Campus are organising a recycled art project. We are in need of bottle tops and lids. Any will do. Jar lids, milk bottle lids and water bottle tops. We are hoping to collect a variety of colours. Thank you for your support! Ms Kelli Schmitt – Sustainability Coordinator
Some very impressive money chains were created at the Mercy Campus recently, amidst a great spirit of giving! Congratulations to Year 7 students whose line was the longest and most profitable! All proceeds ($540,70) have been donated to the St Vincent de Paul society offices in Harvey and Waroona to be distributed to those affected by the Waroona fires.
The Year 10 Retreat was held on Monday this week. The theme, “What if everyone cared”, based on a social justice focus, encouraged students to reflect on what each of them can do to make a difference in the lives of others. The Year 10 cohort was divided into three groups, consisting of both Marist and Mercy students, who travelled to three sites for the day – The Sailing Club, The Rowing Club and The Powerboat Club. Students listened to a range of speakers including a representative from the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. BCC will be working closely with the Bunbury Blood Donor Centre to encourage all eligible members of our school community to donate blood (see info below). Representatives from CARAD (Centre for Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Detainees) also facilitated a session and engaged students with a moving presentation about the plight of Refugees and Asylum Seekers. Students explored the Global Reality Meal (Caritas) where 80% of our Year 10 students only had rice for lunch, whilst 20% enjoyed subway rolls at a dining table. This highlighted to our students the injustices of poverty that exist in our world. Our Year 10 students conducted themselves in a mature and positive manner the whole day and made every effort to be involved with all the activities. They learnt to reflect, with gratitude, on what they have and recognise that they can contribute to our community and world in order to fight against inequality.
Many thanks must be extended to Ms Daria Smith, Ms Josephine Hutcheson, Mrs Janet Wilson, Ms Kate Jendrzejak, Mr David Norrish and Mr Michael Bryce, as well as to all the Year 10 RE Teachers and Trainees who attended and helped out throughout the day.
The Junior Debating Team, consisting of Ruth Puglisi, Grace Ieraci and Kai Sharpe (below), have made it through to the WA Debating League Grand Final to be held at ECU on 10 August. Well done!
With low numbers on the initial call out for players we had to round up some of the basketball prowess across both Marist and Mercy campuses. We opened our account playing against BSHS with a full squad of players. Winning the game 47-30. Standout players were Tayah and Ashlen Burrows and Cian Parsons. Our second shoot out was at Dalyellup College and with standout performances across the board,we saw all players hit the score board with Jas Barrett and Tayah Burrows putting up stellar numbers. We were able to work on our offensive and defensive strategies winning the game 67-18 in a dominant display. Taking the court for the third time against ASHS saw both teams undermanned due to injury and illness. With only 5 players, much to the girls pleasure ensuring lots of playing time, we saw sharp shooting from Tayah Burrows with 5 three point bombs and 27 points and a strong second half performance by Lauren Vincent, 14 points, which saw us take a convincing lead. Some brilliant defensive efforts from Rori Parsons and Paige Vincent saw us win the outing 67-15. NMSHS handed us our first loss, 47-26. With our experienced players out due to injury and work commitments, a squad of 5 once again and two players playing through blisters and the flu, we put up a strong contest. The game only getting away from us in the last 6 minutes; I feel with a fully manned squad the outcome could’ve been very different. Manea SHS organised a late schedule game on a Tuesday which saw us scrambling for fill-ins and much to our advantage Bella James put her hand up and left us wondering why she had not put her name forward initially. Nicola Van Dijk put forward her best offensive display of the shoot out as well as Paige Vincent. With another convincing win under our belt putting our win loss record at 4-1, we are proving to be a basketball force in the South West. It is pleasing to see that our squad was made up of a majority of young players in Years 8, 9 and 10 across both Marist and Mercy campuses, showing that we have a strong future in basketball at the College. Many thanks to the girls for putting in their best efforts to represent the College with pride and a big a thank you to Mrs Rene Pere for assisting coaching and expert uniform washing skills.