Our Lady of Mercy College Parramatta

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HSC Celebration of Achievement

Our newest alumnae, the Class of 2022, are truly inspiring young women who have persevered through challenging senior years and succeeded in achieving wonderful HSC results which have made our community very proud!

Some of the highlights of the College's 2022 HSC results include:

  • The College was ranked 65th in the Sydney Morning Herald's Top 100 Schools List
  • 8th in State in Community and Family Studies
  • 5 students on the All-Rounders List
  • 55 students on the Distinguished Achievers List (students who scored 90 marks or higher - a Band 6 or E4) 
  • 3 students short-listed for Creative Arts HSC Exhibitions
  • 1 student was selected into ARTEXPRESS as part of the HSC Showcase

Click here to read the OLMCelebrate publication on the achievements of the Class of 2022.

We look forward to hearing all about your journeys!

2023 Open Day - THANK YOU

Thank you to the wonderful members of the Alumnae Committee who assisted the College at Open Day on Sunday, 5 March. As College ambassadors, they welcomed our visitors into the Stanely Rooms, telling of our rich history and their time at the College. Thank you! 

Catherine McAuley Alumnae Award

Laura Carollo (Nostalgi, 1972) was announced as the 2022 Catherine McAuley Alumnae Award recipient at a College Assembly in early March.
Laura has been a member of various Girl Guides units in Sydney and a volunteer for the Girl Guides Association for over 40 years. She has embodied the Girl Guides Mission Statement of ‘empowering girls and young women to discover their potential as leaders of their world.’ In her various roles within the Association including District Leader, District Liaison Officer, and for the last 10 years, District Treasurer, Laura has had a substantial impact on the lives of hundreds of young girls and women.
Laura’s lifelong commitment to her family and Girl Guides epitomises the Mercy Values and she is a role model for future generations of young women. Congratulations Laura!
Click here to read Laura's acceptance speech.
The Catherine McAuley Alumnae Award is awarded each year to an outstanding ex-student. Introduced in 2009, the award is a way of acknowledging and celebrating the great achievements of the OLMC Alumnae community. An ex-student may nominate another ex-student for the Award by submitting a written nomination to the Principal.
Click here to read more about the Catherine McAuley Alumnae Award, past recipients, and how you can nominate an ex-student.

College Musical - The Little Mermaid

We are pleased to announce our upcoming College Musical, the Disney production of The Little Mermaid. Students and staff have been working very hard to bring this exciting event to you over three nights - Thursday, 18 May, Friday, 19 May and Saturday, 20 May at 7.00pm in the Edith Angel Hall. The Little Mermaid will showcase the incredible talent that we have at the College in Creative and Performing Arts and it is a most exciting time. To purchase tickets please click here.

The College is also looking for sponsorship of the Musical. Click here for more information on Sponsorship Packages. If you are interested in sponsoring The Little Mermaid, please email susan.giacomelli@olmc.nsw.edu.au by 31 March 2023.

Alumnae Reunion Day - Sunday, 17 September 2023


The Alumnae Reunion Day will be held on Sunday, 17 September 2023. More information to follow.

Class Reunions

Are you organising a class reunion?

Would you like to organise a class reunion?

We can assist you in liaising with your cohort and promoting your event. Contact: Susan Giacomelli susan.giacomelli@olmc.nsw.edu.au

Class of 1963 - 60 years

Reunion on Friday, 28 April 2023. For more details, contact organiser.

Organiser: Therese Bolton (Walsh) rockley42@bigpond.com

Class of 1973 (Year 10, 1971) - 50 years

Reunion in early November 2023. For more details, contact organiser.
Organiser: Susan Meade (Clune) sumaclu@gmail.com

Class of 1983 (Year 10, 1981) - 40 years

Reunion in September 2023. For more details, contact organiser.

Organiser: Andrea Kohler ankohler@bigpond.com

Other milestone years

Class of 1993 - 30 years

Class of 2003 - 20 years

Class of 2013 - 10 years


Leave a Legacy for Future Generations

The Foundation supports the College and the needs of our students through which contributions and donations are directed and funds distributed. This financial support is essential to the continued success of the College.

The Foundation activities are focused on supporting the College’s Scholarship Fund, Bursary Fund, College Building Fund, as well as its philanthropic support of the Mercy Tree Gift Fund. In addition, the Foundation supports Major Gifts programs and Capital Works projects.


The Foundation was established to ensure donors’ funds are well-directed to financially support the College in its commitment to excellence in Mercy education, now and into the future.

Foundation Objectives

There are a number of ways in which you can support the College through the Foundation:

1   Scholarship Fund
2   Bursary Fund
3   College Building Fund
4   Gifts in Wills
6   Capital Gifts

CLICK HERE for more information.

New Brigid Shelly Auditorium - Sponsor a Seat

We are excited for the new facilities our extension on the Brigid Shelly building will deliver in late 2023. In addition to the flexible, contemporary general learning areas and refurbishment of existing spaces, there will be a new College Auditorium.

The 200-seat Brigid Shelly Auditorium provides a large meeting space for House/Year groups, performances and other College events.

With this new space, we have a unique opportunity for our community to become involved by donating $250 to Sponsor a Seat. Some of you will remember buying a paver for the Frances Kearney playground. Students and families still love finding their names when returning to the College. In recognition of your donation, a small plaque will be placed at each seat. By Sponsoring a seat, you will help raise funds in support of the College’s Master Plan as well as etching your name in history.

All donors will be invited to attend the official opening later in the year.


Year 7, 2025 Enrolment Open

Applications are now invited from families of girls entering the College Year 7 in 2025.

CLICK HERE for more information and to commence your application. 

Update your details

CLICK HERE to update your details on our database.

Please forward this email to any girls you are still in contact with from your time at the College, so they too can update their details and stay connected to their alma mater.

Update your LinkedIN profile

LinkedIn is a great way to stay connected to other alumnae and build your network.

If you have a LinkedIn account, please ensure in the education tab that you selected the Our Lady of Mercy College Parramatta option that shows the new navy and white OLMC Parramatta crest.

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