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 cocurricular 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, 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 cocurricular program that they can gain so much more. Involvement in cocurricular 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: