Principal of Mercy College, Mackay, Jim Ford.
Principal of Mercy College, Mackay, Jim Ford.

Mercy College principal looks towards the stars

Principal’s name: Mr Jim Ford

School: Mercy College, Mackay

Favourite subjects: All areas of science, but particular enthusiasm for geology and astronomy.

Proudest achievement: Four great adult children.

What is your school known for? Cultural excellence, co-curricular diversity and leadership for all.

What is new for your school? Mercy/St Patrick’s College combined ensembles in strings, concert band and stage band, subjects tailored to the new senior offerings, service learning for all students, new STEM subjects building human powered vehicles and hovercraft, a drama Club and 15 student committees.

What would surprise your students about you? I’m learning piano and music theory, I’m in Aussie Masters Swimming and I coach athletics.



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