A cocurricular program that
enriches school life

Life at the College is as varied and fulfilling as any child could hope for, with opportunities across all year levels and open to all students. From their first day at MLMC we encourage students to make the most of their time at school by getting involved.

Through the College’s co-curricular program, students are able to pursue their passions, gain new interests, build their confidence and develop interpersonal, collaborative and leadership skills. There is a huge range
of activities to choose from including the Young Farmers club, Art Academy, EISM sports, debating team, writer’s circle, College Musical, chess club, sustainability group
and youth ministry activities, to name a few.
 
Students also have the opportunity to take part in a College tour or pilgrimage. Each year a group of Year 10 students embark on an unforgettable journey to Central Australia and the Top End. While language students in
their senior years can travel to Italy and Japan on a cultural exchange program with our two sister schools, students can also travel overseas or interstate as part of the Young Mercy Leadership Program, the Australasia
Mercy Secondary Schools Association Conference (AMSSA) and World Youth Day (WYD).

We want our students to take more than academic skills with them when they leave and it is through our co-curricular program that they can gain so much more. Involvement in co-curricular activities also teaches
a child how to juggle study, work, hobbies, friends and family. A balanced approach to life at school enhances a child’s overall sense of wellbeing and belonging and we often hear from past students how
these shared activities have given rise to wonderful, lifelong friendships.

Our 2017 College Dux Madeline Cimo said it best in her Top Achievers speech to students. “Get involved in the community, the parades and celebrations, be a part of the Play and Musical, sign up for EISM sport and in any
groups that interest you. They are all another opportunity for you to expand your friendships and become more triumphant in any areas you are gifted in. They also just make the year so much easier, because you have things to look forward to and times to put aside your stress and just enjoy yourself.”

Here is a list of just some of the cocurricular activities students can choose from:

  • Art Academy
  • Art and Wine Show
  • Athletics and Swimming teams
  • Catholic Schools Youth Ministry Australia
  • Choir
  • Cross-Country running team
  • Debating
  • EISM Sports
  • Frayne Speech Festival
  • Homework Club
  • Jigalong Trip
  • Kool Skools
  • Maths Club
  • Mercy Day
  • Music Clubs
  • College Musical
  • Origami Club
  • Peer Support
  • College Play
  • Theatre Production
  • Relay for Life
  • Social Justice St Vinnies Ozanam House Visits
  • Sport Homeroom Challenges
  • Sustainability group
  • Tournament of Minds
  • Voice Choir
  • Writers and Illustrators' Circle
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Young Farmers Club